Common Types of Leaks for Your Home

June 23, 2017

Here are some of the most frequent repair and service calls we at JTM Plumbing receive

There are few sounds that homeowners dread more than incessant dripping. While a leaking pipe may initially seem like an insignificant problem, the constant trickle of your kitchen sink, bathroom vanity, toilet, or even your shower faucet can often signal much larger problems below the surface.


Common Leaks and Where to Find Them

We at JTM Plumbing want you to recognize the early warning signs of significant plumbing problems to save you time, hassle, and of course, expense, in the future. While we are always a phone call away to handle any plumbing repair, from the minor to the extreme, it is important for you as a homeowner to understand common warning signs in your home’s plumbing system.

Here are some of the most frequent repair and service calls we at JTM Plumbing receive—perhaps listing out these potential issues can save you time and aggravation in the long run!

Running Toilets

While the constant sound of running water in your toilet is often a give-away of a problem, there have been instances where a leaky toilet doesn’t make noise. It’s best to carefully review your water bill every month to make sure there are no unusual spikes in cost to you.

If your toilet is running, we recommend knowing the toilet brand name and part number before you give JTM Plumbing a call to repair the damage—this number is located inside the toilet tank.

Leaking Faucets

Leaky faucets occur when the cartridges within a faucet corrode or break down over time. It is highly recommended that you do not attempt to fix your leaking faucet yourself—we often see that when homeowners do this, they accidentally damage the structure of the faucet itself.


Spring time is not only the time of year for increased sunshine and warmer temperatures; it is also surprisingly the time of year where we see the most clog repairs. This is due to the fact that roots increase in the spring, meaning more build up can occur in pipes, causing clogs.

While some of these issues may seem like “simple fixes,” we highly recommend giving your skilled professionals at JTM Plumbing to repair these issues, rather than trying to play the handyman. According to Naz Derkach of Toronto’s Public Plumbing, only about 5 to 10 percent of people are capable of properly repairing a leaky faucet or installing a new one. In the long run, it will save you an immeasurable amount of time, energy and cost to have a professional fix the problem from the beginning.

Trust your friends and experts at JTM Plumbing to properly identify and repair leaky pipes in your home. Call us today at 402-203-6193 to schedule your appointment to make sure your home’s plumbing is operating at the highest possible quality. You can also visit our showroom and retail store at 11075 South 204th Street, across from the Gretna Fire Station!

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