You don’t need to be a professional in plumbing, but it is crucial to understand the basics – specifically when it comes to leaks. Let’s have a look at some tips that may assist you if you ever find yourself in a situation.

  1. Cover your pipes in heat. The crucial feature is the exterior piping. If the cold water pipes are in contact with the exterior part of the building, when water is being used and the temperature is remaining cold, it is most likely the pipes are frozen. Water will not freeze when it is moving, so it is important to leave faucets open while you are away for a long time.
  2. Set back the shut-off valve. In some cases, a frost-free spigot should be installed, specifically if the pipe is going through a foundation filled with cement. Hose bibs allow you to switch off the water that is closer to the inside of your home in order to assist prevent freezing.
  3. A broken sink could easily spring a leak. Underneath your sink, look at it often to see if there are any drips.
  4. Leaking water heaters are broken water heaters. The big problem is that the lining gets damaged and you have water dripping from the base.
  5. Trace the leak back to the wall. When you find that your pipes are leaking, it may be on the outside of the building where it connects to the wall. You may be able to tighten it with your hands and see if the leak stops. If there is still a leakage, you can use a wrench to tighten it a little.
  6. Mechanical valves never last. A faucet is a mechanical device, so it will eventually end up leaking. Most people prefer the tap that is already there, even though it may be older; whereas others choose to install a new one.

If you are experiencing a leak in your home and not too sure where exactly it is located, DMS Plumbing offers leak detection services! Visit our website today and enquire online for a quotation.

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