Leak Detection

Neenah Leak Detection & Repair

Helping Protect Your Home From Water Damage & Costly Repairs

For homeowners, even the smallest of leaks can end up causing big problems. While some leaks may be easily identified, others can be hidden behind the walls or floors of your property. Our experienced team can use advanced techniques and technology to pinpoint the location and source of the leak, while also handling the repair to prevent any possible water damage within your home.


What Are the Most Common Household Water Leaks?

Every year, thousands of gallons of water are wasted due to household water leaks. There are several different types of leaks that can develop within a home, but some of the most common locations are in faucets, toilets, pipes, showerheads, and water heaters. These leaks can add up over time, contributing to wasted water and higher utility bills.

That’s why we recommend becoming well-versed in the specific causes of these household leaks and why they develop in the first place.

Common Causes of Water Leaks:

  • Faucets — If your faucets are constantly dripping or leaking, the issue may be due to a faulty O-ring or valve. Additionally, a damaged washer, worn seal or cartridge, as well as loosened pipe fittings could also contribute to a leak.
  • Toilets — When your toilet begins to leak, it could be the result of a broken or stuck flapper. The leak could also be due to worn seals at the base of the toilet, damaged connectors, as well as a crack within the toilet tank or bowl.
  • Showerheads — Over time, showerheads can gradually loosen or develop cracks in their seals which can allow a leak to form. A buildup of minerals and limescale within the showerhead can also contribute to a leak, as can a worn shower cartridge.
  • Water heaters — When your water heater starts to leak, the culprit is most often due to a loose drain valve or a faulty temperature and pressure relief valve. However, corrosion and sediment within a water heater can cause deterioration within the tank which can also lead to a leak.
  • Pipes — Leaks can develop within your piping system for a variety of reasons. For example, excessively high water pressure, sudden changes in temperature, and tree roots can all cause breaks in the pipes leading to a leak. Additionally, severe clogs within the drain lines, movement in the soil surrounding the pipes, and hard water which can cause the piping to start to corrode, can also contribute to leaks forming.


How Much Damage Can a Water Leak Cause?

Plumbing leaks are not something to take lightly. In fact, even a small leak can escalate into a major problem if not attended to promptly. Leaks are known to cause damage to flooring, walls, and even the foundation of homes – and the longer the leak goes unnoticed, the more severe the damage can become. In addition to structural damage, leaks can also increase the risk of mold and mildew growth, which can pose a health risk to you and your family.

If you suspect a leak or notice any of the below signs, be sure to contact us immediately to assess the situation and make necessary repairs.


What Are the Signs of a Plumbing Leak?

  • Increased water bills
  • Water spots on the ceilings or walls
  • A drop in water pressure
  • Bubbling paint or peeling wallpaper
  • Drooping ceilings
  • Sounds of running water behind the walls
  • Warped hardwood floors
  • Musty odors throughout the home
  • Puddles underneath sinks


Call Drucks Plumbing & Heating for Reliable Leak Repair Solutions

For leak detection services in Neenah, Appleton, Oshkosh, or nearby, call 920–722–2642 or contact us online today!

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