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My Leak is Gone, But Now What?

8/26/2021 (Permalink)

Leaky pipes are like termites. They may leave telltale signs, but you often don’t notice them until the damage has been done.

You should occasionally check your home or business for leaking pipes. Insurance companies often do not cover the damage they cause, which is why it’s so important to identify them early.

If your leak is hard to access, you’ll probably have to call in expert help to fix it. But if you can find it, you may be able to repair it by looking up online tutorials.

Become a Leak Detective

Is there a leak?  Look for tell-tale signs, such as stains on your ceiling, damaged or loose flooring, or grout and caulking that are coming away. Also, check for loose sink hands or faucets. See if your toilet can be moved, even a little. Plus, check for mold.

Where is That Leak Coming From?

Where exactly is the leak? Grab your flashlight and find out. Check under countertops and sinks. Open the panel behind your tub. For small leaks, fill a sink or tub. Let water drain and check visible pipe joints for dampness. Use a dry tissue or handkerchief to detect small amounts of moisture at joints.

Do You Need a Plumber? 

If you can easily get to a leaky pipe, you can likely repair it yourself. But if you have to call a plumber, don’t worry—a small investment now can save you a lot down in the future.

Success! My Leak Is Gone. But My Baseboard Is Moldy…

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