Do you have hidden leaks? Or want to know what to look for?
Sometimes it is truly hard to know if you have a hidden leak or not when it comes to pipes.
When a pipe breaks, you know it. Water spewing everywhere, making all kinds of noise and a huge mess that leads to all kinds of expensive damage.
However when a pipe leaks, that’s a different story as you may not discover it until expensive damage occurs. There are a few ways to try and stay on top of things and check for leaks.
Under every sink in your home, you have two types of pipes: Supply and drain. Either type can leak and cause all kinds of damage, often at a slow but steady rate, and not only to the floor directly under the pipes. Water can run down into the subfloor, into floor cavities and even into rooms underneath. Take a look under your sinks, look for warped wood, boards or other signs of water damage.
Use a tissue paper to wipe each pipe connection, both supply and drain. Any type of moisture will be detectable using tissue paper. If a supply pipe is leaking, that could be dangerous because there is the pressure that can build up and cause the rate of the leak to steadily increase.
For the drain pipe, gently shake it to see if it is loose. Drain pipes can loosen on their own and begin leaking.
If you have pipes that are leaking, don’t delay. Call your local pro’s!
Any type of water damage you discover should be inspected and remediated by a qualified water damage restoration company. Play it safe and when you find you have a leaky pipe, call your water damage pros. They’ll be right over.