Dealing With Leaking Overflow Pipes
Any kind of leak is worrisome for homeowners, and overflowing pipes are one of the most common and dangerous leaks. An overflow pipe is a pipe that allows excess water to flow into an area where it won’t cause damage. In most cases, the overflow pipe is hidden inside a wall or under the sink. Overflow pipes are usually made of plastic or metal and vary in size based on the type of fixture they connect to.
But, when they’re damaged or leaking, they can be a real hazard. If you suspect that your overflow pipe is leaking, here are some signs to look out for.
Water Pooling on the Floor Near Your Sink or Bathtub
This could be a sign of water overflowing from the sink or tub overflow pipe. If you have a small leak in the pipe, it may not cause any damage. But if there’s a larger leak that continues for long periods of time, it can cause structural damage to your home.
If you notice that the water is pooling under or around your sink or tub, it’s best to call a professional plumber. They can look at the pipe and determine if it needs to be replaced.
Water Dripping From Ceiling Fixtures or Walls
If a leak is coming from above, it may drip down onto nearby surfaces before making its way down into your home’s structure. This type of leak can be harder to detect, as the water may be dripping into a ceiling tile or wall that you can’t see. If you notice that your ceilings or walls have stains, pools of water or discoloration from moisture, it could be a sign that your roof is leaking instead of a pipe.
Water Leaking From the Overflow Pipes
If you notice water coming from your overflow pipe, it could be a sign that there’s a leak in the fixture itself. This could be a problem with the faucet or shower head, or it could be related to a leak in the pipes that connect to your fixture. If you notice water coming from the pipe itself, it’s important to have this checked right away.
Water or Rust Stains on the Ceiling
If your home has a leaky pipe, it could leave behind water stains or rust on your ceiling. These stains can be a sign of a leaky pipe, but they could also be due to another issue. If you notice water or rust stains on your ceiling, it’s important to have this checked right away regardless.
A Sudden Drop in Water Pressure Throughout Your Home
If there’s a leak in your plumbing system, it may cause a sudden drop in water pressure throughout your house. This can cause the water to stop flowing in certain areas of your home, like a shower or toilet.
A Sudden Increase in Water Usage
If there’s a leak in your plumbing system, it may cause an increase in water usage. This can be an obvious sign that something is wrong with your pipes. In this case, a plumber can be necessary to see if the issue is in the home itself, or your water line from the main.
For all of these issues, our experts at Conyers Plumbing can provide a solution.