Have you seen the commercials where there is water filling up a house and the homeowner is floating on the water, due to a water leak? This does not have to happen to you.
Believe it or not, water can come out of the strangest places and cause a lot of damage in a short time.
Water leaks happen, whether under a sink, in a cabinet, an outside hose bib, a faucet drip, or an old water heater. A shower pan can break, a toilet wax seal can crack, a nail that went through a pipe in the wall rusts away and the water eventually finds the hole. The point is
there are many ways leak occur.
The dangerous thing about a water leak is that sometimes you don't even know it is there. It can be behind a wall and not show for so long that it is too late and mold starts to grow. Unseen leaks can ruin cabinets, flooring, walls, etc.. And if you live in a condo, you can have a leak and not even know that you do, but the person beneath you may find out before you!
It's important to see to a leak
as soon as you notice it. It might be a simple item as tightening a packing nut on a hose bib.
Sometimes homeowners can resolve the issue themselves and sometimes it may take a trained, experienced plumbing contractor to locate a water leak, but it is definitely something you want to address early on. If you don't, you may end up having to pay an emergency service during a major pipe break during a
Many times we have gone out to a home and need to locate where the leak is coming from. Please let the technician know if you had any other work done in the home within the last few months. Sometimes it could be that another worker put a hole in a pipe, knocked a pipe out of line. Sometimes a tree root punctures the pipes and grows inside them causing them to leak. Water leaks are
caused by many different possibilities; please don't let them go until there is a point of no return. They will cost you more time and money to repair.