Leaks and drips can appear anywhere in your home and can be an annoying, recurring problem. If you live in Baltimore or the surrounding area, we can help!
Check out the most common leaks and drips that frequently plague residents of Baltimore, and call 410-267-6141 today for help with that annoying plumbing problem!
The most common leaks in the kitchen are first identified by water on the floor. If the puddle is near your refrigerator then you may have a leaking ice maker line. If it is around the base of your sink you may have a leak from your faucet, garbage disposer and or dishwasher. Regardless of the situation, we have the experience and tools to identify and fix the leak and take the necessary steps to help prevent future issues.
A small room that is home to a toilet, a tub & faucet, a shower head, and one or more lavatory faucets has the potential for a variety of plumbing leaks, blockages, and drips. Bathroom plumbing problems can also be some of the most difficult to remedy. Often a problem is only noticed as a leak through a wall or a ceiling. At that time, other damage has already been done, and it’s necessary to call in the experts immediately. If you think you may have a leak or drip that is causing damage to other areas of your home, call the experts at Catons as soon as possible and we can provide a free assessment and cost estimate for the repairs.
Toilets alone can present several different problems:
What’s the best way to check for toilet leaks?
Toilet leaks can be wasteful and expensive. At least once a year, check your toilet for leaks by adding a small amount of red food coloring to the tank, and then check the toilet bowl later. If the toilet bowl water is colored red, water is seeping through from the tank. If it is leaking, you should replace the tank ball.
There are drains from the tub and/or shower, a drain from the toilet, and drains under the lavatory sinks.
In an unfinished basement, leaks and their source may be easier to locate but should the basement be finished the source of that water will be more difficult to determine. In many households the water service that enters the home does so through the basement foundation. You will often find a water meter, main water cut-off valve and a pressure reducing valve (PRV) which ensures proper water pressure within your house. You may also have a hot water heater which services the entire house’s plumbing system needs. Each fixture and valve in the plumbing system is an opportunity for drips or leaks should they fail or become damaged. Other water systems such as sump pumps, laundry tray sinks and ejector pumps should also be checked for proper operation.
Leaks that appear in the ceiling or walls are clear indications of problems either from the floor above or from piping running between the walls. Our technician will investigate the source of the leak by looking at what systems are nearby or above. Water may drip in one area and then “travel” along an internal pipe then fall further down the line where there is a union or drop off. These kinds of leaks can fool you into an immediate and incorrect assumption of the leaks origin.
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Call Catons any-time, day or night at 410-267-6141 or schedule an appointment online and we’ll get an expert plumber to solve your drainage problem as soon as possible, often within the hour. We’re here to help around the clock!
Looking for more quick DIY tips and tricks that may help you solve a plumbing issue or prevent a future problem? Check out our Plumbing Resources page for some tricks of the trade.
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