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Useful Information by Plumber Adelaide on Water Damage Caused by Leaking Pipes

Posted by on November 27, 2017
One of the most common issues of water damage in a home is leaking pipes.  Early detection of leaks is critical to avoid thousands of dollars in damage and the inconvenience of major repairs. A plumber Adelaide will be able to help you avoid catastrophic situations.

An Adelaide plumber will help you detect any leaks

Water damage can vary significantly from a small amount of wood warping or swelling cabinets to more serious damage like buckling of floorboards and damaged walls.

Small drips of water can cause slow damage in a specific spot. It is important that you locate the leak early enough, so the damage can be limited.  An Adelaide plumber will be able to assist you locating the leak. Unfortunately, small leaks usually only happen while water is in use and stop when its tuned off. Taps usually only leak when water is running through them. This makes the leaks can very hard to detect.  You might notice a wet spot, but it will eventually dry out. You might even open and close a bathroom or kitchen cupboard door many times before noticing any damp or wet patches.

Plumber Adelaide advises you to attend to leaks immediately.

Water leaks that occur from pipes supplying your home with water have water flowing into them constantly, so the leaking will be constant.  This is great as it makes it easier for an Adelaide plumber to locate the leak.  Importantly, with any leaking pipes the sooner they are repaired the less damage they are likely to cause, thus saving you money.

Below are a few prevention tips from plumber Adelaide to avoid water leak damage to your home:

  • Check the water supply lines and pipes to major appliances for wetness, bulging hoses or other signs of deterioration. For example, your dishwasher or your washing machine.
  • Unclog the drain if pipes are draining slowly and check pipes under the sink for signs of water leaks. You might need an Adelaide plumber to help you unblock the drain.
  • To reduce leaks and avoid major repairs, replace your hot water system every 8 – 12 years. An Adelaide plumber will be required to help you install a new hot water system.
  • Have your home’s air conditioning system serviced annually to avoid leaks and major repairs. This will save you money in the long run.
  • Regularly check for wet patches on walls or in gardens after dry weather months.
  • Place food dye in the toilet cistern to check for leaks in the toilet. This works well to locate leaks.
  • Ensure all your appliances are turned off such as taps, toilets are not dripping; washing machine or dishwashers and other appliances are not running.  After you have turned everything off, check if your water meter is ticking over.  If the water meter continues to tick over, it means there is a leak somewhere in your plumbing system.

If you suspect a water leak in your home, it is highly recommended that you call an Adelaide plumber immediately. 

Get in touch with a professional plumbing business such as Adelaide 24 Hour Plumbing

If you have an issue with a blocked drain Adelaide or hot water system Adelaide, then you need a 24-hour plumber Adelaide or an emergency plumber Adelaide to service you. You might also reach out to a gas plumber Adelaide to help you. Its important that you have a plumber Adelaide or an Adelaide Plumber and Adelaide plumbers you can trust. Plumbers Adelaide offer excellent service. We also specialize in drain camera Adelaide and carbon monoxide testing Adelaide and plumbing Adelaide services.

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