Taking care of your home plumbing is an important part of maintaining a home. When components of the plumbing system in the home start to malfunction or become damaged, it is crucial to get these problems addressed as soon as possible. If left unchecked and/or unresolved, problems like leaky pipes will become worse and they can also cause damage to other parts of the home. In some situations, it may be easy to find and identify a leak, but some hard to find leaks may require the services of an expert to inspect your plumbing in Los Angeles.
There will be many instances where a leak may be obvious and readily apparent. However, there are also situations where leaks are not only less than obvious, but they might be hard to identify. If you suspect that there may be a leaky pipe in your home, the first step to take is to determine whether there actually is a leak. A homeowner can do this simply by turning off all of their faucets and every appliance that uses water and then marking the position of the water meter. After leaving everything closed for a few hours, go back and see if the meter has moved. If it has, that means that there is a good chance that there is a leak somewhere in the system. It should be noted, that this method will only identify leaks on the supply lines, to find a leaky drain, you will need to physically look for signs of the leak.
When you are inspecting areas of the home, you want to look for certain signs that indicate a water leak. The obvious signs will be things like the pooling of water in the area or water that is visibly dripping from a pipe or fitting. But you will also want to look for things like mold and mildew or wood that may have started to rot or warp from the water. You will also want to check the walls and ceilings beneath and around the area of a potential leak for water stains or other forms of damage. If you find any of the signs that are indicative of a leak, it is probably time to call an expert to confirm and repair the leak.
Every home is bound to experience the occasional plumbing leak. While these issues are commonplace, it is important to get them fixed right away. The peripheral damage that can be caused to a home by a leaky pipe or appliance can result in repairs that run into the many thousands of dollars. For more information or assistance with plumbing issues or questions please visit www.expressplumbingandrooter.com or contact us at 800-628-5553.