What You Need to Know About Plumbing Leaks

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Your plumbing and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems go hand in hand when it comes to keeping your family comfortable in your Pennsylvania home.

Your furnace may keep you toasty, but if a failed water heater turns you into a human popsicle in the shower, you need plumbing assistance to restore comfort.

If your garbage disposal grinds to a halt when it is full of food scraps, your air purification system will work overtime to eliminate odors and renew indoor air quality (IAQ).

If a blocked pipe prevents water from entering your whole-house humidifier, the humidity level in your Southampton home will not budge.

All Seasons Comfort Control has a team of experts who can offer affordable solutions for all your HVAC and plumbing needs. We have assisted customers with HVAC replacement, repair, installation, and maintenance for 20 years. We recently added plumbing to our service menu because we believe in a well-rounded approach to home comfort.

Our licensed master plumbers are available for emergencies at all hours of the day, every day of the year. We are proud to offer same-day service for emergency repairs—without the emergency rates.

When you call us, you talk with a person—not an answering machine—and will have peace of mind knowing we will respond within 24 hours.

We can handle just about everything involving the water and water lines in your Southampton home, from maintaining your new water heater to unclogging your toilet to installing your washer and dryer.

Drip, Drip, Drip

One of the most common plumbing problems we see involves leaky pipes, appliances, and fixtures. Leaks may seem like a simple annoyance, but they can become significant and costly problems. Leaks can damage your home and increase your water bills.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the average household with plumbing leaks wastes nearly 10,000 gallons of water each year. Ten percent of homes waste 90 gallons of water or more per day through leaky plumbing.

Fixing leaks can save you up to 10 percent on your water bill.

Some leaks, like a dripping faucet or showerhead, are easy to identify. Others, such as a leak in an underground sprinkler system or a pipe behind a wall, may take some detective work to find. Our plumbing experts at All Seasons Comfort Control can quickly diagnose leaks and drips from wherever they originate.

DIY Leak Finder

These tips from the EPA will help you determine if a pipe or fixture is leaking:

  • Check your water bill. If you are paying more and using more water, especially during a cold month when lawn sprinkling is not an issue, you need to take a closer look. If you are using more than 12,000 gallons per month for a household of four members, you likely have a plumbing problem. 
  • Your water meter should not change when you are not using water. Test it by taking a meter reading, and then do not use any water for two or three hours. Take another meter reading at the end of the test. If the second reading shows water use, you probably have a plumbing leak. 
  • You can test for toilet leaks by pouring a drop of food coloring into the tank and checking the bowl 10 minutes later. If the color has appeared in the toilet bowl, the fixture is leaking. Flush the food coloring immediately to avoid staining. 
  • Examine pipe fittings and faucet gaskets for water.

Maintenance Is Key

Preventative maintenance on your plumbing system is as essential as an annual tune-up for your heating and cooling equipment. Our trained professionals at All Seasons Comfort Control can keep your pipes, fixtures, and appliances in top condition.

Call The Plumbing Experts Today

Whether you need a new laundry tub or a backup power source for your sump pump, a washing machine repair, or toilet installation for your Southampton, PA, home, All Seasons Comfort Control has you covered. Call us at 215-860-0111 or request service online

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