Water leaks are one of the worst nightmares for homeowners, however, they’re far more common than people may realize.  Some leaks are easy to notice, such as dripping faucets, however some can remain hidden for months or even years without being mindful of the issue.  Luckily, for these harder to identify leaks, there are a few signs you can watch out for, including, wet spots on your ceilings/walls/floors, a spike in your water bill, or loss of water pressure.  A quick way to tell if you have a leak is to turn all your appliances off, then take a look to see if your water meter is still running.  You can also listen for water running in your walls.

When you discover a leak, it’s crucial to act quickly to avoid major damage and costly repairs.  No matter the severity of the leak, the first thing to do is shut off the water supply to whatever appliance it’s leaking from.  If you’re unable to isolate the source of water to the plumbing fixture, you’ll have to turn off the main water valve.  (Tip – It’s a good idea to know where your main water valve is located, so in the event of an emergency time isn’t wasted trying to locate it.)

Next, you’ll want to call Plumbing Experts.  Without the proper tools and expertise, detecting or fixing a problem with your plumbing system can be difficult.  This is due in part because your plumbing is hidden from view, as pipes are located in the walls and underground.  It’s not worth risking more damage, as well as posing major safety hazards.

For water pipe leaks, you can call the Plumbing Experts for their electronic leak detection service to find leaks behind walls, under the house, or those hard to find leaks.

After the leak has been controlled, you’ll want to wipe down and remove any water, as well as dry out any wet possessions/areas in your home to prevent growth of mold and mildew.

On a side note, if you suspect any electrical damage has taken place, you’ll also want to call a licensed electrician.  Do not use electrical utilities in any areas near the leak, or if your flooring is wet.  This could pose an electrocution hazard.

Our technicians at Plumbing Experts specialize in water or sewer pipe system inspections, and can identify problems that could lead to water damage.  Or, if you’ve already noticed any signs of water damage in your home, Plumbing Experts is here to resolve the issue with quality care.  Give us a call at Palm Beach (561) 279-2460 or Broward (954) 786-0477 or contact us here.

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