Common Spots for Leaks in Your Plumbing System

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woman using plumberAre you curious about the most common spots for leaks in your plumbing system? Here, we’ve rounded up some of the top places where you’re likely to find a leak.

  1. Around the chimney. Did you know that the flashing around the chimney is a prime source of leaks? This is undoubtedly one of the top places where you might find a leak. Flashing covers up a fairly large gap between the chimney and the roof, and it tends to pull away from the brick over time or rust. This is generally pretty easy to spot, so you’ll be able tell quickly if that’s where your leak originates.
  2. Problem shingles.The shingles on your roof can get damaged when they’re very old or when there’s been a big storm. When water gets past the shingles, it can seep into the underlayment and sheathing, which can then cause leaks inside the home. Look for signs like loose granules, curling or buckling shingles, or obvious missing spots. If you find a leak somewhere in your shingles or roofing system, it’s time to fix this issue right away.
  3. Gutters. Has it been a while since you’ve cleaned out the gutters? When they’re clogged or damaged, standing water can back up and cause leaks. The water can also freeze in the gutter and cause a multitude of other problems, so it’s very important to clean out your gutters regularly even if you don’t suspect leaks.

Contact the Roto-Rooter Team Today

Do you have further questions about common spots for leaks in your plumbing system? Here at Roto-Rooter of Lake Charles, we’re committed to providing you with the best-of-the-best plumbing services. Contact us today to find out more about what we offer – our team of highly-skilled, certified plumbing technicians is here to assist you, at any time. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

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