Sometimes leaks in your home or office are obvious. Other times they occur out of sight. Before you know it, a simple leak could lead to worse problems such as mold and mildew growth or other damage.
That’s why it’s important to keep an eye out for any signs of a leak. Try these easy leak detection techniques to help prevent mold, mildew or water damage in your home of office. If you do find a leak during this leak detection process, give us a call at Express Sewer and Drain Co. We’ll find the source of the leak and get it repaired fast.
Leak Detection for Obvious Leaks
An easy but important leak detection technique is a careful visual inspection. Periodically look around your home or office for signs of a leak such as puddles, drips or water stains. Look at ceilings, walls and floors, especially in the corners where even an obvious leak may go undetected if you’re not looking for it. You should also use your other senses for leak detection: If you hear a dripping noise, smell musty odors or feel moisture where it shouldn’t be, these are obvious signs of a leak and should be inspected by a professional immediately.
Leak Detection for Your Plumbing
Next, your leak detection efforts should be turned to your plumbing. All visible plumbing should be inspected:
- Look under sinks for signs of a leaking drain pipe
- Look around the base of your toilet for any signs of water
- Check to see if your hot water heater shows signs of leakage
Leak Detection for Less Frequented Areas
You should also perform important leak detection inspection in areas that are less frequented such as basements, attics and closets. Leaks could go undetected in these areas since you may not visit them often. Look for water stains, drips or wet spots that might indicate a leak.
Bonus Leak Detection Tip: An unusual increase in your water bill could indicate leakage. If this occurs, be sure to employ these leak detection techniques.
Professional Leak Detection
These easy leak detection techniques could help you find leaks before they turn into major problems. But, if a leak goes undetected, it could have major consequences such as mold, mildew or fungal growth, or water damage to your home or office. That’s why in addition to your own routine inspections, it’s a good idea to schedule a professional leak detection service. This is especially important if you do suspect a leak. Our experts specialize in detecting and correcting leaks to prevent damage to your home or office. If you have any questions about leak detection or would like to schedule a leak detection service, give us a call.