Do you have a leak in your home? Don’t wait until it’s too late and you are faced with significant water damage. You could end up spending thousands of dollars on repairs, and that doesn’t even include the stress that comes with it. When it comes to leaks, it’s important to get ahead of them as soon as possible. JW Home Improvement is here to help you with any of your leak repair needs. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the common types of leaks that homeowners face and how JW Home Improvement can assist in those situations.
Flappers, float cup fill valves, and ballcocks. Do you know what these things are? If you said toilet parts, then give yourself a gold star. Now here’s the tougher question: do you know what to do with any of them?
Toilets account for the greatest number of indoor leaks found in your home. If you’re not aware of it, you could be wasting up to 5 gallons of water per minute. (Take a moment to calculate how this could impact your water bill!) The most common toilet leak is caused by a deteriorated flush valve (flapper) at the bottom of the toilet tank. If the flapper isn’t adjusted properly, water will leak into the toilet bowl. Often this leak will occur without being heard.
Other components of the toilet can also contribute to leaks. Not only can a spike in the water bill be frustrating, but leaks can also result in additional expensive repairs. First and foremost, that leak extends beyond the surface of your sight. It seeps into your floor and behind your walls. This creates an ideal environment for wood rot, foundation cracks, and compromised joists – a recipe for disaster. In addition to that, the climate fosters the growth of mold and mildew, contributing to an unpleasant odor that accompanies everything else.
JW Home Improvement has a team of experienced plumbing professionals who can quickly diagnose the source of your leak and provide you with the best repair solution. From minor toilet repairs to major remodeling jobs, our team is equipped to provide you with the highest quality of service.
Skylights are a great addition to any home, but they can be the source of numerous problems. Skylight leaks can be tricky to diagnose and repair, as the source of the leak could be located in a variety of places. From faulty installation to missing or deteriorated sealants around the skylight frame, that’s why it’s important to hire an experienced professional who knows exactly how to identify and solve the problem without causing further damage.
The soffit and fascia are important components of your home. The soffit is the area just beneath the roof line, while the fascia is right below that and runs alongside the gutter system. Both will need to be inspected if you suspect a leak in your home as they can both be sources of water intrusion. To repair these areas, JW Home Improvement technicians will first inspect the area to determine the cause of the leak and then repair or replace any damaged material.
Leaky windows can be caused by damaged frames or seals, which can lead to significant water damage. Signs of a window leak can be seen through condensation on the glass, damp spots on the floor or walls nearby, and even mold growth. JW Home Improvement offers window replacement services to fix any issues and ensure that your windows are properly sealed.
If a leak is not repaired in a timely manner, it can cause significant water damage to your home. This can include wood rot, mold and mildew growth, moisture-damaged furniture or carpets, and weakened structural components. JW Home Improvement offers professional water damage repair services to help rectify these problems so you and your family can be safe and comfortable in your home.
JW Home Improvement: Leak Repair in the DC Metro Area and DMV
The old saying is that a “stitch in time saves nine.” That applies to leaks in your home as well. By fixing small problems as they occur, you can head off big disasters down the road. Leaks almost never resolve themselves, so don’t be tempted to look the other way. Rather, look to JW Home Improvement to remedy your leaks before they become overwhelming.
With over 70 years of combined experience, we’re the #1 rated handyman and remodeling company in the Washington DC Metro area and DMV. Homeowners rely on us to address their leak repair requirements with utmost trust. Our team of experienced technicians is here to handle any issue you may encounter, from plumbing leaks to skylight leaks, window leaks, and more. Contact us today for an estimate!