Tracing a Water Leak in Your Home
While it can be a complicated task, tracing and identifying a leak in your home’s plumbing can ultimately save you a substantial amount of money in utility bills and potential water damage. Leaks can vary from defective pipes under sinks to problem pipes located in walls or ceilings. To confirm a leak or to check for a leak you may have to move appliances out of their present location to look for moisture or water. For example, a damaged supply line on an appliance will ultimately result in water pooling around that appliance.
Corrosion Around Fittings and Valves
In kitchens and bathrooms a good place to begin is beneath the sink. Start by shining a flashlight throughout the cabinet area underneath the sink to look for moisture and water especially around the P-trap. Other signs that leaking may be a problem include corrosion around fittings and valves. Look for water stains on the bottom of the cabinet as well as mold or dampness. Water damage may also include peeling or buckled materials on the bottom of the cabinet. As mentioned it is so important to examine the floors immediately around appliances and fixtures that use water.
A Clear Sign That a Leak is Present
This may include everything from refrigerators to dishwashers and bathtubs as well as toilets. Anytime you detect warped, defective or discolored flooring or spongy spots this may indicate a potential leak. Take the time to examine all walls and ceilings in each room that are located beneath a bathroom or kitchen. Staining on ceiling or walls is a clear sign of a leak. Finally, any time a leak is found and confirmed consider using a professional plumber as a way to get the repair job done right. Contact Cardinal Plumbing & Leak Detection today for the best in Houston plumbing services with a proven track record.