Reliance Plumbing Sewer & Drainage, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Plumbing Repair’

Water Stain on the Ceiling? That’s a Serious Plumbing Problem!

Monday, April 25th, 2022

stain-on-ceilingWe often talk about the problem of hidden leaks in residential plumbing. It’s easy for these leaks to go unnoticed for weeks or months while they raise water bills and inflict damage on building materials. But today we’re going to look at when a hidden leak becomes an obvious leak. Unfortunately, it’s an obvious leak that people often still overlook or delay at getting fixed. We’re looking at the water stain on the ceiling!

You’ve probably come across this phenomenon at some point; if not in your own home than in another building. A brownish-red discoloration spreading through the drywall or other material of the ceiling. Unsightly, but maybe you only need a bit of paint to touch it up…

No, don’t do this! That stain is the sign of a leak, and it means you need fast service to have it fixed. You can worry about painting over the stain later. 

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Where Plumbing Leaks Are Most Likely to Occur in Your Home

Monday, February 14th, 2022

bursted copper pipe with water leaking out, 3d illustrationLeaking pipes and fixtures are one of the most persistent of plumbing problems. When people visualize water leaks in their home, they often think about water spraying in large amounts from a burst pipe. This can happen, but the majority of leaks are much more insidious and often happen where you can’t see them easily at first. You have to watch for warning signs like water stains and a rise in your water bills.

To help you better understand where you may need leak repair in your home, we’ve put together a list of the most common spots for household water leaks. Pay attention to these areas so you can catch leaks early.

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Pinhole Leaks: A Sneaky Plumbing Problem

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

bursted copper pipe with water leaking out, 3d illustrationLocating hidden leaks in homes is an important part of our job as professional plumbers. Because so much of the piping in a house is hidden in walls and ceilings, leaks often escape detection for long stretches—sometimes until they start to cause damage to parts of the house. 

And no type of hidden leak is harder to notice at first than pinhole leaks. The name can give you an idea why these are tricky to find: they’re extremely small. But small leaks are still major problems, especially if they escape notice for long enough. 

There’s more to pinhole leaks, and we’ll go over the details below. If you suspect any type of plumbing leak in your house, call us for pipe repair in Winnetka, IL.

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Quick Plumbing Tips for an Efficient Home This Spring

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

kitchen sink faucet with water runningWhen it comes to modern plumbing, there’s a lot we take for granted. For instance, we rely on hot water every day for bathing, cooking, and cleaning. We depend on our toilets to handle every flush with ease. We expect that our sewer lines will quickly and simply take wastewater away from our homes in a hygienic manner.

But, what about when something goes wrong? You can go from ignorant bliss to plumbing emergency in no time—at least, if you haven’t taken the right type of precautions.

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