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The Dangers Of Leak Detection

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When a leak is discovered inside the home, the time to act is immediately. A small leak is often a clear indication of a much larger issue. Even if you have determined a pipe is the source of the leak, you need to make certain it is coming from a joint and not from the integrity of the pipe being compromised. Leaks found in the ceiling or walls are extremely difficult to diagnose because the water could be dripping from sources many feet away. The most important thing you can do once you detect a leak is take the following precautions. We can help with our plumbing services.

How Do I Stop the Leak?

If you have located a leak and want to stop any damage from occurring before the problem is addressed, you need to shut the water off to that area. If the leak is under the sink, turn off the water under the sink by closing the water access valve. If the leak in under a toilet, you can access the shut off valve located near the back of the tank. When in doubt as to the source of the leak, you could always temporarily turn off the main water valve until you address the trouble.

Why is it Important to Fix a Leak Issue?

The longer the leak is allowed to go unchecked, the more potential damage that can occur. Each time the water drips, it is coming from a location that may or may not be the source. If water is leaking in the attic, it may be traveling along ceiling joints to the location that you found it. Water can quickly damage wood, insulation, and sheet rock. The accumulation of water in a warm location will certainly lead to the growth of mold. Black mold in particular can be deadly if not removed in a timely manner.

Should I Get a Professional Plumber?

Your local plumbing professional has seen all different types of leaks and understand how to make the repair much faster than you can. The plumber also has all the appropriate tool to fix the trouble, and will be able to diagnose the area to see if there is an underlying problem that is causing this leak. Being able to spot the trouble while it is still only a leak allows the plumber to make a repair before this becomes a severe plumbing emergency.

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