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A water leak could cost you thousands

3/7/2023 (Permalink)

Water leaks are a serious issue for homeowners. They can lead to costly repairs, damage, and wasted water. You may think that you have a small drip somewhere in your house, but if the problem is not fixed promptly it could become something much bigger than you ever imagined.

Water leaks can go undetected for a long time.

Water leaks can go undetected for a long time. If you suspect a leak, call the professionals to help detect where the leak is coming from. Water leaks can cause extensive damage and waste thousands of gallons of water annually, leading to costly repairs and damage.

A water leak can lead to costly repairs and damage.

Water damage is not always obvious, and a small leak can cause significant damage over time. A water leak is the most common cause of mold in homes. When you have a leak in your home, mold can grow on walls, ceilings and floors, this can lead to secondary damages that could add up along the way as well. It may also cause structural issues in your home if left untreated.

Water leaks are often caused by aging plumbing systems as well as worn out faucets/taps. There are other ways that leaks could sneak up on you, including leaking pipes damaged by other construction or just normal wear and tare of the pipes themselves.

A leak wastes thousands of gallons of water annually.

If you have a leak, you are likely wasting thousands of gallons of water annually. A small drip can add up to hundreds of dollars in wasted water over time. A small drip is an obvious ones, but there are plenty more places where leaks can occur and go unnoticed until they're too late.

If you suspect a leak, contact your plumber immediately.

If you suspect a leak, contact your plumber immediately. Don't try to fix it yourself. To find the source of a leak, a plumber will use special tools and techniques. They can use water pressure gauges that measure how much water is flowing through pipes. Ultrasonic devices that send out ultrasonic sound waves and then measure how long it takes for the sound to bounce off different parts of your plumbing system. This allows them to detect leaks easily, even if they're hidden inside walls or floors or behind cabinets or appliances. Electromagnetic induction testers that detect electrical currents in metals like copper pipes so you can tell if there's any corrosion on them which can lead to a leak.

If you suspect that you have a leak, it is best to contact a plumber immediately. Leaks can be hard to find and may go undetected for months or even years. The sooner you get them fixed, the better off you'll be! Give SERVPRO a call if your home has suffered a water loss due to a water leak.

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