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It’s important to stay on alert for plumbing leaks. 

Have you had a chance to read the latest blog by our emergency plumber in Belleville? If you have, then you already know that, while a plumbing leak may seem like a minor problem, it can actually end up costing you in the end. It’s very important to stay on top of the plumbing leaks in your home, but how do you spot them if you don’t know where to look? Luckily, Culler Plumbing Services is here to help! Here are a few of the most common household plumbing leaks to watch out for:

#1. Faucets

Over a long period of time, everyday wear and tear can start to affect the seals in your faucets. Regularly check the faucets in your bathroom and kitchen to watch for leaks. It’s also important to check the fixtures, tile and sinks for discoloration.

#2. Water Heater

Rust and corrosion are common with older water heaters, and unfortunately, these things can lead to leaks. Water heaters typically last around ten years, so if yours is getting up there, you need to make sure that you are regularly inspecting it for leaks.

#3. Appliances

Your dishwasher and washing machine use a whole lot of water, and both of these appliances are prone to leaks. Look under the sink and on the floor surrounding the base of your dishwasher to look for discoloring, warping or wet spots. Check for water around your washing machine as well.

#4. Toilet

Toilet leaks can be obvious if they are big enough, but sometimes, a leaking toilet can be incredibly tricky to spot. Check out our previous post to learn how to spot a leaky toilet.