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What are the Possible Causes of a Leak in my Home?


There’s no feeling quite like the panic of noticing a puddle of water somewhere in your home that shouldn’t be there. A leak in your house is a headache waiting to happen, and that’s assuming that you know what has caused it. If you can’t diagnose the source of a leak, you’re stuck playing catch-up and fixing the symptoms of the problem without actually getting down to the root cause. 


Luckily, here at Schuler Service, leaks are what we deal with every day, and we are the experts at fixing them and ensuring they don’t happen again! Here are some tips to help you figure out what is causing your leak so that you know what to ask for help on when you call us for our emergency plumbing services.

Corroded Pipes

Your pipes are the main thoroughfare that water passes through as it travels around your home, making it one of the most likely culprits for where you might find a leak. In the colder months, it’s common for pipes on exterior walls that aren’t well insulated to freeze and burst, causing leaks, but when the weather is warmer, pipe leaks can still happen due to damage and corrosion on the pipes, usually from age. 

Improperly Installed Fixtures

Your plumbing fixtures like your faucets, showerheads, toilets, dishwasher, and washing machine are another common source of leaks in the home. If your fixtures were put in DIY or just by an inexperienced plumber, they can leak instead of working properly due to poorly fitting components or incorrect seals.

Damaged Water Heaters

One sign that your water heater is starting to give up on you is that it leaks, and you notice water on the floor around it. This isn’t unusual with old water heaters that are on their last legs, which is why it’s recommended to replace this appliance when it starts to get particularly old or when you start to notice other signs of wear, like slow hot water or weird noises. With a water heater that’s old or broken, replacing the appliance will usually fix the problem.

Clogged Drains

If you’ve noticed that your drains have a tendency to be slow, it might be that a clog or blockage is the cause behind your leak. The most obvious sign of this problem is sinks, tubs, or showers backing up, but if one of these fixtures is so unable to drain that it’s overflowing, you’ll be able to tell fairly easily where the problem is coming from. However, clogged drains can also eventually lead to a burst or leaking pipe as the problem gets worse and the pressure builds up, so this might be your culprit as well. An expert plumber can help you determine if this is the source of your problems.


If you’re still struggling to get on top of a leak in your house, then it’s time to call in the experts, and Schuler Service is ready to help you! You can contact us here to ask about our emergency services, and we’ll be out to help you deal with your leak in no time.

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