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5 Ways to Find a Water Leak in Your House

7/3/2019 (Permalink)

Water damage is a lot more serious than many people think and, if not remedied immediately can cause home owners much damage. Here are five ways to find out if you have a water leak.

The water supply line - This type of leak can go undetected because the supply pipe is under the ground. If the meter contains water and the water is not caused by rain than there may definitely be a leak. In most cases the homeowner is liable for this kind of leak and should contact a professional plumber to repair the line.

Faucet leaks - This is the most common kind of leak but the easiest to repair. Facet leaks are so moderate the amount of money lost from water wastage is minimal. Make routine checks of all valves to see if there is leakage or not with faucets. If you are handy with tools you should easily be able to make the repairs yourself.

Toilet leaks - These are barely detectable because they make no sound. Research proves that one fifth to one third of all residential toilets are prone to leaks. Start by removing the lid off the tank and making sure the water level is not above the overflow tube. This is the most common form of leak.

Humidifier leaks - Humidifiers are connected to the furnace and level with the water supply line. All the components are equipped with refill valves. When the valve won’t close the water goes to the sewer which creates a leak that can go undetected for months or years. Be sure to turn humidifiers off when the season for it is over.

Evaporator cooler leaks - Evaporator coolers cool the air sent in homes. Leaks are caused in these the same as with humidifiers and is remedied the same by shutting it off when not in use.

When it comes to saving money, every little detail counts. If your property is experiencing some leaks and you are looking for a trusted property restoration company, trust SERVPRO of DeRidder, Leesville & Vinton.

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