As a homeowner, residential tenant, or commercial business owner, you probably understand how damaging a plumbing leak can be to your property. Not only can a leak cause electrical issues and accumulation of toxic mold, but the structural integrity of your home or business can also become compromised. In addition to that, your water bill will increase significantly if a leak is not detected and repaired right away.
SIGNS THAT YOU MAY HAVE A PLUMBING LEAK
Some plumbing leaks are more obvious than others because you can see the water dripping from the fixtures or there’s an apparent accumulation of water where it’s not supposed to be. However, other leaks happen within the walls or underneath your property. Here are some signs you’ll want to look out for if you suspect you have a plumbing leak:
Water meter readings change even when not using water
- Increased water bill when water usage has not changed
- Toilets that are continually running or dripping faucets
- Running water sounds when nothing is in use
- Spongy, soft, or discolored walls or ceilings
- Musty odor from floors, walls near drains, or sewers
- Cracked or unusually damp foundations or slabs
- Sewer backup problems that become chronic
- Visible mildew or excessive moisture under carpets
- Unusual plant or grass growth in the yard or lawn areas
If you notice any of these signs, there’s a good chance you’re experiencing a plumbing leak. In any case, it’s always best to confirm the leak with a thorough assessment of the plumbing system by a trained technician.
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WHAT TO DO IF YOU SUSPECT A PLUMBING LEAK
If there is water accumulating on your property or you notice one of the indications mentioned above, you’ll want to prevent further water damage if you can. The first step is to call our office to schedule a leak assessment right away. One of our technicians can be at your door the same day to help you get the issue sorted out.
Here are a few other things to consider to help avoid major water damage due to a leak:
- Locate your home’s main shut off valve and turn the water off until one of our plumbers arrive
- Soak up puddles or moisture with an absorbent towel to prevent water damage to floors
- Open windows or increase ventilation to help dry out walls, floors, or carpets to avoid the formation of toxic mold
- Follow all instructions given to you by your plumber until the damage can be assessed and repairs are ordered
Because plumbing leaks and damage can occur at any time, 24 Hour Emergency Plumber Cape Town offers 24-hour services and emergency repairs! Give us a call at any time, day or night, and we’ll take care of the rest.
DANGERS OF WATER DAMAGE DUE TO PLUMBING LEAKS
If a plumbing leak is not repaired quickly, the cost can be devastating in more ways than one. Apart from physical damage to the property, you could be exposed to toxic mold and unsafe conditions. Even if you eventually have the leak repaired, the damage caused by the water may be substantial, depending on how long the leak was left untreated.
LEAK DETECTION PROCESS
Our experienced plumbing technicians are experts in detecting a leak quickly using the most advanced leak detection technology and equipment. We will first locate the source of the leak with non-invasive methods to pinpoint the problem. From there, we will do a full assessment of the damage and the cause of the leak. This allows us to put together an effective strategy to repair the damage quickly and with as little disruption as possible.
WE SPECIALIZE IN DETECTING LEAKS IN:
- Kitchen fixtures
- Pools and Jacuzzis
- Residential plumbing systems
- Commercial plumbing systems
- Service lines running to your property
- Sewer lines
- Water heaters
When it comes to a suspected leak, it is always better to be safe than sorry. When you observe any of the signs or suspect a potential plumbing leak, contact the professional plumbing company with proven experience and results.
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163 Princessvlei Rd, Southfield
Cape Town, 7800
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