4 Smart Ways to Stop Leaks

water leakFew household problems are more inconvenient and frustrating as water damage and annoying leaks.

The worst part of it all is that it is easy for minor plumbing leaks to become a major problem and warrant costly repairs. Fortunately, though, you can make intelligent choices to prevent plumbing nightmares. This is possible as long as you have the tools, the time, and the most basic know-how.

Here are some smart ways to prevent leaks and water damage:

Find the Main Water Shut-Off Valve

The first thing you need to do is to locate the main water shut-off valve—normally found somewhere along the perimeter or maybe behind an access door. If you ever have a plumbing leak, you can go straight to the main valve and quickly shut off the water supply to the entire house. Call the plumbing experts as soon as possible to fix the leaking pipes.

Take Advantage of Technology

Flow sensors can detect plumbing leaks, and some even automatically shut off the water supply. Some plumbing contractors also use water leak detection devices. According to Perina Plumbing, a plumbing authority in Australia, this technology helps locate hidden leaks in pipes behind bathroom walls, beneath floors, and other areas of the house.

Fix Problems as Soon as Possible

Even the smallest drip can lead to the corrosion of pipes, which may cause more leaks as time goes by. This can lead to a significant build-up of mould, water damage, as well as wasted money and some headaches down the road. Take the time to check for signs of leaks periodically, and if you find any, have them fixed as soon as possible.

Do Not Overload the Sink Cabinets

Using the exposed pipes as hanger rods for clothes and other things may seem harmless, but they can loosen the fasteners and connections in the pipes. This will eventually lead to leaks. You do not want all your clothes hanging from the pipe if it happens.

No one ever wants to deal with a plumbing nightmare. Fortunately, with these smart tips, you can up the chances of avoiding it.

Posted on by Debra Lefler in Customer Service

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