Take Care of Plumbing Leaks Before They Start

-ARS/Rescue Rooter Simple Ways to Determine Your Home's Risk-

Jun 30, 2010, 12:39 ET from ARS/Rescue Rooter

MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Plumbing leaks can occur at any time and quickly cause hundreds of dollars in damage. Although things like a dripping faucet or running toilet may be easy to find and relatively quick to fix, it's the problems you may not see that can affect your home the most.

To help homeowners prevent plumbing leaks – or catch them before they become major problems – ARS/Rescue Rooter®, a privately held, nationwide provider of plumbing, drain cleaning, air conditioning and heating, recommends monthly inspections of water-using appliances, including:

  • Dishwashers. Examine the connection to sink. Look for warping/fading of baseboards and flooring
  • Refrigerators. Leaks can be detected by checking hose connections to the icemaker and inspecting the line
  • Washing machines. Check hoses for cracks or excessive wear
  • Sinks. Feel pipes for wear and loose connections
  • Hot water heaters. Look below the tank for wet spots and check the tank exterior for rust or soft areas
  • Bathtubs & toilets. Look for soft spots in the floor, check caulking and seals, listen for "running toilet" sounds when the toilet is not in use

Increases in water bills and dank odors coming from their floors or walls can also be signs of hidden leaks that should be inspected by a professional plumber. For additional information about spotting plumbing leaks or to learn about the services ARS/Rescue Rooter provides, visit RescueRooter.com.

About ARS/Rescue Rooter

ARS and Rescue Rooter are leading brands of American Residential Services L.L.C., providing air conditioning, heating, indoor air quality, plumbing, drain cleaning and sewer line services across the United States. Based in Memphis, Tenn., American Residential Services L.L.C. has approximately 4,000 employees.

ARS/Rescue Rooter operates a network of more than 60 company operated, locally managed service locations spanning 24 states and the District of Columbia. United by exceptional service, the ARS/Rescue Rooter Network serves both residential and light commercial customers through a knowledgeable team of trained specialists. Providing elevated service and ensuring the highest standards of quality, ARS/Rescue Rooter has the experience to do any job right – the first time.

The company is growing nationwide, both naturally and through acquisitions, with recent acquisitions including: Air-Trol Heating and Air Conditioning of Indianapolis; Atlanta-based Universal Heating and Cooling; Heating and Air Conditioning Services of Boston; and 24/7 Service Corporation of Las Vegas, which operates Yes! Air Conditioning, Yes! Plumbing and Sunset Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning.

American Residential Services L.L.C. is owned by CI Capital Partners LLC, Royal Palm Capital Partners Inc., and management. CI Capital Partners LLC, www.cicapllc.com, is a New York-based private equity firm. Royal Palm Capital Partners Inc., www.rpcp.com, is a private equity investment and management firm and, through its affiliates, the owner of publicly and privately held companies.


Elizabeth Young

Director of Marketing and Customer Satisfaction

ARS / Rescue Rooter


(901) 271-9866

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