Water leaks can cause a lot of damage to your home, so it’s important to prevent and detect them as soon as possible. There are a few different ways that you can go about doing this.
One way to detect water leaks is to have a professional come and inspect your home for them. This is usually the most reliable way to find leaks, as they will be able to identify problem areas and potential sources of leaks. The team at Rick’s Plumbing is experienced in leak detection and can help you get to the bottom of your water leak problem.
Common Places Where Leaks Happen
Pipes can leak for a number of reasons. They may be corroded, damaged, or blocked. Another common place for leaks to happen is at the seals around appliances where they are connected to water hoses. If these seals are not properly maintained, they can allow water to leak into the home. Since they are often in hidden places, the leaks can go on for a long time before they are detected. Common places for such leaks are sinks, toilets and washing machines. Other places where leaks can occur are under water heaters and sump pumps.
Include Visual Inspection in Your Home Maintenance Routine
Because your plumbing system is not attractive, it is kept out of sight. As a result, homeowners easily forget about their pipes until something goes wrong. Once a year, it is important to do a visual inspection of all exposed plumbing in your home. This can be done by yourself or you can hire a professional to do it for you. Either way, it is important to look for any signs of leaks, such as water stains on walls or ceilings, or pooling water around fixtures.
If you do find a leak, it is important to have it repaired as soon as possible. If you are not sure how to do this, you can always call a professional plumber. They will be able to quickly repair the leak and prevent any further damage from occurring. The team at Rick’s Plumbing is experienced in leak repair and can help you get your home back to normal in no time. Contact us today!
Invest in Water Leak Prevention
Along with a visual inspection, there are a few things that you can do to help prevent water leaks from happening in the first place.
Smart Water Leak Detectors
One of the best things that you can do is invest in a leak detection system. These systems can be installed by a professional and will automatically alert you with an alarm and a smart phone notification when a leak is detected. This can help to prevent extensive damage from occurring.
Auto Shut-Off Valves
Another thing that you can do is install an auto shut-off valve. In the event of a leak, this will quickly and easily shut off the water supply by closing the valve. This can be a lifesaver if you have a major leak and need to prevent further damage.
Some water heaters have drain pans installed. These pans will allow the water to drain out of the tank in the event of a leak. This can help to prevent your home from flooding. Check your water heater to see if it has a drain pan and, if not, consider having one installed. If your heater has one installed already, you need to ensure that there’s a line running from the pan to an exterior drain. This way, if the pan does fill up, the water will be able to drain out without causing any damage.
Contact Rick’s Plumbing for Help
If you are concerned about water leaks in your home, or if you need help with leak detection or prevention, contact Rick’s Plumbing. We will be happy to come and inspect your home and help you to determine the best course of action. We can also install any leak detection or prevention devices that you may need. Don’t wait until it’s too late, call us today at 203-874-6629.