Water leaks can cause a lot of damage to your home. An average water leak can waste an estimated 10,000 gallons of water each year. This adds up to a definite increase in your water bill. It’s therefore prudent to have your plumbing fixtures and pipes inspected regularly to catch leaks early, or better yet, prevent them altogether. The team at Dan’s Plumbing and Septic is experienced in leak detection and can help you get to the bottom of your water leak problem and repair it for you at an affordable price.
Annual Plumbing Inspections
Because your plumbing system is not attractive, it is kept out of sight. As a result, homeowners easily forget about their pipes until something goes wrong. Once a year, it is important to do a visual inspection of all exposed plumbing in your home. This can be done by yourself, or you can hire a professional to do it for you. Either way, it is important to look for any signs of leaks, such as water stains on walls or ceilings, or pooling water around fixtures.
Where should I look for leaks?
One of the most common places that a leak occurs is at the seals around appliances (where they connect to water hoses). If these seals are not properly maintained, they can allow water to leak into the home. Since they are often in hidden places, the leaks can go on for a long time before they are detected. Leaks can be found at sinks, toilets, washing machines, beneath water heaters, and sump pumps.
Preventing Leaks From Occurring
Along with a visual inspection, there are a few things that you can do to help prevent water leaks from happening in the first place:
● Smart water leak detectors: Installed by a professional and will automatically alert you with an alarm and a smartphone notification when a leak is detected.
● Auto shut-off valves: In the event of a leak, this will quickly and easily shut off the water supply by closing the valve.
● Drain pans: These pans will allow the water to drain out of the tank in the event of a leak.
If you are concerned about water leaks in your home, contact the team at Dan’s Plumbing and Septic. Whether it’s an emergency or an issue that you’ve been dealing with for quite some time, don’t hesitate to reach out today! When you partner with us, you can feel confident knowing that our team will give you a thorough inspection and professional recommendations. Contact (763) 434-6814 to talk with our experts or schedule an appointment online.