Leaking Pipes and Water Damage
Homeowners have a lot on their plate when it comes to home maintenance and improvements. While some issues are more of a concern than others, it is important to have a good understanding of the safety and function of any home. From home renovations to addressing regular wear and tear, house maintenance means staying on top of what needs to be done and acting quickly when a potentially damaging situation presents itself. Water damage is one of the most common and costly types of damage that can occur in a home.
While water damage sources vary drastically, leaking pipes are one of the most common issues that a homeowner has to deal with. If recognized early, leaking pipes will likely be a simple and inexpensive fix. If a leaking pipe goes unnoticed for a period of time, however, the water damage is likely to be challenging and costly to repair. Leaking pipes are most often found near toilets, faucets, or any other type of valve that exists in the home. So, it is important to pay close attention to these areas in order to catch a leak as early on as possible.
While some leaks are extremely obvious (water pooling on the floor of the bathroom), some are really hard to detect. Being aware of what to keep an eye on is critical to detecting a leaking pipe early and taking appropriate action to repair the water damage. The following are some important tips to keep in mind when it comes to leaking pipes and water damage:
- Test your toilet by dropping food coloring into the tank and then inspecting the bowl about 10 minutes later to see if any color came through
- Inspect old faucets for leaks, look closely at gaskets and washers
- Try to check the pipes throughout the home for water leaks every few months
- Pay careful attention to the water bill each month and investigate causes for any increases
Water damage due to leaking pipes can cause major issues if not detected early on. As always, you can count on SERVPRO of North Palm Beach County to handle any water damage repair and restoration. Call our office today to learn more.