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Fixing Leaks Around the Home

One of the most feared and troublesome issues within the home is the presence of leaking water from the plumbing or heating system. Such leaks can be extremely destructive if not detected and stopped quickly. What’s more, small leaks can sometimes happen without the homeowner realizing immediately. If a leak occurs the first thing to do is to turn off the mains water supply and turn on all the taps to drain the system. These tips should help you to deal with such a leak quickly.Handy Guide To Water Leak Detection In Your Home

Detecting the Source of the Leak

Sometimes the source of a leak will be immediately apparent because of its location. If water is coming through a ceiling below a bathroom that is obviously the place to check first. Firstly, it’s worth taking a look at your toilet tank, as this is quite often the location of leaks due to the amount of moving parts required to keep it working. If the toilet is the source of the problem a repair should be quite straightforward so it’s worth running a quick search to see if that’s the case. Obviously, if you’ve carried out a check and you’re still uncertain, you should then call in a plumber.

What If you Can’t Find The Leak

If the source of a leak is not immediately apparent a quick check around the house will be required. Check all exposed pipework and joints to see if there are any obvious leaks anywhere. On some occasions, the leak may actually be visible coming from the pipes themselves in the form of either liquid or steam. Even if the seepage isn’t obviously evident, it’s worth checking the pipes to see if they feel wet. If the problem is minor it’s worth trying to repair it as soon as you can before it starts to get worse. On some occasions, this kind of small leak can be repaired simply by tightening the joint or using sealant, in which case it might be a repair that you can carry out yourself without having to call in a plumber. Always check to see if that’s the case before you spend any money unnecessarily.

Hiring A Professional

It is an extremely good idea to hire the services of a professional if you’re unsure about any of this. Whilst a bit of DIY is by no means a bad thing on some occasions, plumbing is a serious business, and as such any serious issues can end up costing thousands to fix. If you really don’t feel confident in dealing with plumbing, then save yourself the drama and let a professional plumber take care of it all. Getting things wrong could end up costing you far more money than it actually needs to, especially if you make the problem worse!

Make Sure Your House Is Insured

Always ensure that you have good house insurance cover just in case a water leak causes a ceiling to come down damaging contents in the room below.

Contact Horizon Services

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  2. Content is King September 20th, 2013 at 6:42 pm

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  4. Water Leak October 7th, 2013 at 7:16 am

    Greetings! Very helpful advice in this particular article! It’s the little changes that make the most significant changes. Many thanks for sharing!

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  5. Utili Com November 25th, 2013 at 4:08 am

    A water leak detector and underground water leak detector both are helpful for locating water leakage. Locate water leaks under concrete slabs, in walls, swimming pools or hot tubs and get all on mark.

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  6. Paige Hawin April 30th, 2014 at 6:55 am

    A great post with some sound and applicable advice. I think most people panic when they realise they are dealing with a water leak but it is quick and calm action that will solve it. I do think in most cases, the damage goes by unnoticed. I think the point about hiring professionals is a good one because sometimes the situation can get worse due to not knowing what you are doing and acting upon professional advice.

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  7. Devlin's Plumbing and Construction, Inc. May 19th, 2014 at 10:44 am

    I think it is important to treat any leak the same, no matter how big or small it is. Afterall, a small leak is going to turn into a big leak if you do not take care of it.

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  8. Rooter & Plumbing May 19th, 2014 at 11:27 am

    If you have a leak, but cannot find it, then this is the time to call a professional. The last thing you want is for the leak to get worse while you search for it. Some leaks will literally be unfindable! By hiring a professional you can be confident that they will find the leak and fix the problem.

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  9. Find That Leak May 24th, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Thank you for share!

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  10. michael h March 5th, 2015 at 9:01 pm

    good articles

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  11. James Smith March 19th, 2015 at 2:52 am

    This is such a good and helpful post for leak detection. Thanks for posting this.

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  12. Sergio Freddson April 6th, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    Wow, I never realized that leaks could cause so much damage. It must just be because they often go unnoticed for a long time. I’ll have to look into having our supply lines checked during the summer season before things get nasty in the winter again. It’s better safe than sorry. Thanks for sharing these tips with us!

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  13. Hazel Owens May 11th, 2016 at 9:15 am

    I like your advice to check for visible leaks and try to tighten joints before calling for a professional. While many leaks will require the help of a professional to find or fix, some can be fixed relatively easily. Like you said, if you don’t feel confident doing plumbing work yourself, it’s probably better to hire a professional; it all depends on whether you think you will make the problem better or worse by working on it yourself. Thanks for the article!

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  14. Ken September 23rd, 2016 at 2:59 am

    Hey, great article there. Regarding insurance, companies will offer you good rates if your home is equipped with water or flood protection technology. On that note, I agree with Utili Com that leak detectors help you to discover trouble before it’s too late. Eddy Home H2O Sensors and the Eddy IQ Meter are good products to invest in.

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