Some of us have had to learn the value of their sump pumps the hard way these past few weeks. With legendary amounts of rainfall and thousands of flooded basements throughout Chicago land, everyone is pumping, dumping, or draining water somewhere so life can carry on as normal.
Most plumbing problems are obvious. The toilet is clogged. The water heater won't work. My basement is filling with sewage! While these are all substantial problems with your home, at least you are immediately aware of them. A leaky pipe is a slow, sneaky problem; a problem that festers and builds into a looming disaster. Furthermore, this leaky pipe could be anywhere in your home; in your walls, your floors, your ceilings, this leaky pipe drips away. Luckily, there are some warning signs to pay attention to that will signify (and could locate) the leak.