Do you currently own a home? Is it a newer home, or one that is decades old? Depending upon the answer to that question, it may determine whether or not you have leaks in your pipes. For instance, if your home is new, the odds of having leaks and drips in your faucets and pipes would be low.
However, if you have purchased a fixer-upper, or if you have lived in your home for several decades, it’s always good to check for leaks every now and then.
The reason that you want to do this is because leaks can lead to extensive damage to your flooring, walls, and your basement area. It can even affect your foundation, and all of these problems can cost tens of thousands of dollars.
Here are some tips and strategies on finding leaks on your own, and also how to hire a professional that can find them for you as well.
Easy Ways to Find Leaks
If you want to find leaks at your house, it’s a very simple process. All of us have a limited number of faucets and pipes that we can visually see which are typically located in the laundry room, kitchen, and bathrooms. By searching in these areas, you will be able to feel the pipes with your hands, and also visually see drips that are occurring.
If you detect a leak, check the wood adjacent to the pipes, and beneath them, to see if it is bubbling up. If it is, this is a clear sign that a problem is underway. You could have dry rot not only on the surface level, but further down or even in your walls. If you detect these types of problems on your own, there is a high probability that you have a more significant problem. At this point, you will want to call it professional to come check for leaks at your house.
Professional Plumbers and Leak Detection
Most plumbers will be willing to come out to your home and for a reasonable cost check to see if there are any leaks in your pipes, and if any damage is currently underway. They will actually crawl under your house, or go into your basement, to check the foundation for damage. They will make sure that all of the pipes that you have in your home, including water and sewer pipes are all tight and not leaking.
If they find damage, they can tell you where it is, so that you can contact a contractor in your area to do the repairs. The sooner that you do this type of inspection, the better off you will be with regard to preserving the stability of your home and also saving yourself a considerable amount of money.
Using these simple tips, you should be able to make sure that your house does not have any leaky pipe, dry rot problems, or any other issues that could lead to extensive damage to your home as a result of leaks that you have right now.