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In the last blog, we spent some time reviewing symptoms of a plumbing leak in your Gilbert home. Today, I’d like to continue on that topic…

Plumbing fixtures is another place to look for leaks. There can be several sinks in different areas of a particular house such as kitchen, bathrooms or laundry room.

This issue exists mostly in old sink pipes. Modern sinks and tubs include an overflow opening that is designed to send water into the fixture drain system if the installation water level is too high. Some older plumbing fixtures lack this feature and don’t have overflow provision.

Plumbing leaks can also be caused by the improper connection of overflow drain in bath tubs. Another source of leaks from plumbing fixture can be traced to malfunctioning of the faucet valves stem.

The fault from this stem can result in too much water across the fixture top surface, on the counters, inside the cabinets, and on floors. Blocked drain or poor installation of toilet tank valve and internal tank overflow tube can lead to leakages.

There may be holes in plumbing fixtures if the wax ring seal between the bathroom and drain pipe is missing. Also, a missing or defective gasket or sealant can lead to leaks in kitchen, bath or laundry sinks. The bubbling noise from water supply pipes, a small amount of water running down the grooves between the floor and offensive odors are some of the signs of a leaking toilet.

Leaks can be disturbing. It can cause constant annoyances around homes. Frequent leakages can cause costly damages to homes and also lead to expensive plumbing repairs. The nature of leakages in your home will certainly determine its source. The sources can be very easy to identify and solve when you apply the tips in this article.

If you suspect that you have a plumbing leak, call us immediately.