Leaking pipes have the potential to cause serious damage to your home, plumbing system, and budget. Fortunately, there are ways you can protect your home and pipes when you first notice a leak.
Look For The Signs
The first step in solving a leak is to know when you have one. There are a few tell-tale signs that there is a crack:
- Higher water bills
- Your water meter indicates you have a leak
- Mold or mildew on walls
- Musty odor
- Stained or damaged areas around your ceiling or floor
Find The Location
If there is a water mark on your ceiling or walls, try to follow it to the source. If you suspect you have a leak for other reasons or are simply unsure of the source, a professional at Slab Leak can perform an inspection that will pinpoint the location.
Turn Off The Water
To prevent future damage and flooding, turn off the water immediately. The main shutoff valve is usually is usually where the main water line enters the house. By turning off your water main, you will eliminate any potential for flooding and extensive water damage.
Attempting to repair a leaky pipe yourself can prove to be difficult. Locating the exact section of broken pipe can already be a tough task, but knowing the proper repair is even more difficult. Since your plumbing may be aging or growing weaker, then there may be a number of concerns with your system. That is why we recommend that you always call a professional as soon as you notice a leak on your property. While DIY approaches may work temporarily, you will want to give a professional a call for a long-term solution. Home remedies are convenient but they often do more damage than good and can cost you more down the road.
Leaks happen to everyone and are nothing to stress about if you take the right repair approach. Our experts at Slab Leak are here to help answer any of your questions and to give you a lasting repair whenever you need it.