Archive for Plumbing Leak

Water Leak Detection: Stop That Plumbing Leak

Originally featured in The OffBeat Business Magazine January 2017 edition.

By Dorothy Skinner

Some leaks are obvious and show themselves readily; other plumbing leaks aren’t apparent unless you know what to look for. The leaks that are harder to find can do far more damage than those that are easily noticed. Many homeowners don’t realize that many of the faucets and handles available today consist of plastic parts that easily crack under frequent use, and replacement washers aren’t helpful in the newer washerless designs. When that is the case, water leaks can end up puddling in an area that may not be readily visible, and you’re going to have to look a little harder to see if damage is evident.

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Blue Pipes Are Unreliable in Texas Soil

Flooded front yard.The ground is shifting again, my friends. It seems like I’m talking about this all the time! Soil conditions cause stress on the water pipe going into your home. Hard ground acts like a saw and eventually cuts into those pipes. Water leaks in your front yard are commonly because of this, but sometimes – it’s merely a matter of unreliable blue pipes!   Read More→

Low Water Pressure a Sign of Trouble

Danny Skinner on the job!Do you have low water pressure at your house or place of business?

A hole or crack in your water piping might be the cause. Since some of the water is leaking out you won’t get all the water needed at your faucet. The pipes that are below our slabs or below ground can’t be seen so the low water pressure is a clue that you may have a leak. Another clue is if you feel the floor beneath your feet is warmer in one area. That could signal a hot water leak beneath your slab.

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How To React To Gas Leak Emergencies

We all like to think we’d know how to react if we were to recognize a gas leak. Surely we’d smell it, right? Well, don’t be confident about that. It’s wise to periodically go around your home and property just to check for that odor. Even moreso, go out of your way to check on the elderly in your neighborhoods, your parents and grandparents, too.

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Is Your Toilet Leaking?

Did you know 25 percent of all toilets leak? You could be wasting about 200 gallons of water a day – that’s 73,000 gallons a year per takecareoftexas.org.