Did you know that a little leak can lead to large, costly lump of drama? Detecting a leak early enough can save your Wellington home unbelievable water bills, rot, and water damage to your roof, walls or carpet. While such issues will cost you lots, your Wellington plumber can mend most leaks quickly and cheaply.
All you need to do is stay on top of the leaks, and today's blog will show you how to do just that...
What's what in your hot water cylinder
Everyone has their bad days, even your hot water cylinder. These big contraptions are packing plenty of water, and some can be bursting at the seams...literally. Pressure build-up can cause leaking and (in worse cases) full-on bursting and flooding.
How to detect: you might hear a hissing sound coming from your hot water cupboard. While showering or running a hot tap, you might also notice odd fluctuation in the temperature as your pump is losing water. In worst case scenarios, water can burst and pool in your hot water cupboard. In any of these emergency plumbing circumstances, be sure to contact your Wellington plumber for a fast, effective repair.
A leaking toilet happens behind the scenes, so you'll need to remove the back of your toilet to inspect it yourself. When you remove the top, try listening for a hissing sound in your toilet tank: this is a tell-tale sound that will let you know if there's a leak issue.
A leaking toilet isn't going to cause you water damage, but it will mean a weaker flush and a higher water bill.
Pesky hidden pipe leaks
Now these are the absolute worst, and can cause some seriously costly repairs if left too long to wreak havoc on your house. A leak in the pipes running in your roof and walls will spread moisture where moisture ought never to be spread; eventually weakening your walls and wooden frames. In some cases, this will cause mould buildup and stains. In worse cases, entire walls and ceilings can face demolition and total replacement as their integrity is completely soaked and weakened.
If your water bills are unnaturally high, or if you see strange stains forming anywhere in your walls or roof, get in touch with your Wellington plumber! We'll be able to find and fix these sneaky leaks before they cause any large-scale damage; performing a hasty and effective repair on your Wellington plumbing.
Get in touch with our expert team of sneaky leak detectors at Maxey Plumbing Wellington today!