Minimizing Water Leak Damage
If you’ve ever had the unfortunate experience of discovering a water leak in your home, you know that cleaning it up quickly is the most essential step to preventing further damage. If you fail at this step, chances are that your water leak will cause more damage, which will end up costing you more to fix.
Watching for water leaks requires that you be diligent in observing your plumbing system. Focusing on some specific areas and watching for specific signals will allow you to recognize when you have an issue. Some water leaks are obvious, such as a pipe that has suddenly burst or a toilet that always has a puddle of water around its base. However, other water leaks are hidden, which makes finding them harder. For example, if you have a toilet that has a soft floor underfoot, you probably have a hidden toilet leak.
Other hidden signs that you have a water leak include things such as cracked or peeling paint, cracks in your walls where pipes are located, or mold or mildew growth beneath your sink. Some of the most important areas to watch for leaks include the water heater, the pipes, the toilet, under the sink, and areas surrounding the tub, washing machine and dishwasher.
If you notice any signs of a water leak, contact us at South End Plumbing. We have the knowledge, tools and experience necessary to take care of your water leaks quickly and effectively, allowing you to save money and quit worrying about potential damage caused by water leaks.