How to Detect Water Leaks and Steps for Prevention

Water leaks can cause major damage to your home – so it’s important to prevent that as best you can, and if a leak does occur to get it fixed as soon as possible to avoid too much damage. The bets way to prevent leaks is of course to have a professional plumber come out and inspect your lines. While this may seem like overkill, if your house is older and hasn’t had any plumbing work done in a while, it would be a good idea to take some preventative measures. With plumbing, as with so many other things, an ounce of prevention can be worth more than a pound of the cure.

If you do think that there is a slow leak in your house, don’t hesitate to call a professional plumber to come and inspect the area where you suspect the leak is. It could always just be a case of moisture buildup from humidity or something along those lines, but in the even that it is a leak, you’ll be glad to have the professional help.

Common Places Where Leaks Happen

Pipes are of course the most common places that leaks can occur. This can happen from wear on an old weld, or from corrosion over time. In addition to pipes, the seals around appliance feeds and drains can also be a common place that leaks form. Again, over time these seals can lose their air-tight hold and begin to have slow leaks. Bathtub, sink, and toilet drain are other common areas.

Even if you take proper care of all your plumbing, regularly clean them and don’t overuse them, these leaks can still occur. It’s a natural state for plumbing to wear as water is constantly flowing through them.

Getting a plumber out to inspect your lines and find any areas of weakness or wear in the pipes and drains can save you a lot of money in the long run. While an inspection may cost a bit of money now, the repairs that come from a sustained leak will end up costing a lot more in the end. If you’re looking to get your home’s plumbing inspected, please give us a call at Drain Experts Plumbing – we’re always happy to come take a look!