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.
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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