You may be surprised to find a bug in your bathtub. You may wonder why it is in the tub of all places. Insects get thirsty just like we do, so any water can be a draw, especially if your plumbing is leaking. If you continuously see bugs in your tub or sink it may be a sign of a bigger problem. You may have a water leak behind the scenes. If you see them regularly, don’t panic, but don’t take it lightly either, find out why.
Is your water bill more expensive than normal? Have you looked into why that might be? You may have a water leak somewhere in your home that you are not aware of. Sometimes the sign of recurring pests in a bathroom or kitchen can be a sign of a leak, as well. If you notice bugs gathering in a certain area, check for leaks by examining nearby water sources, both at the areas of the plumbing and the running water.
Some of the most common areas to find puddled or standing water in your home include:
- Inside your dishwasher
- Under sinks
- Under your refrigerator
- Near the water valve and delivery tube of the icemaker on your freezer
- The water line to other appliances such as your washing machine and dishwasher
- Under the garbage disposal
- Under sink traps
The leak may be behind the drywall of your home. That’s why it is necessary to keep the areas where the pipes enter your walls sealed tightly. This will help keep unwanted pests out. Some ways to seal these areas include:
- Metal plates
- Rubber gaskets
- Foam insulation
And finally, if you are finding unwanted guests (non-human, that is) in your bathtub, sink, or other areas throughout your home, give us a call, we can help!
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