Find and Repair Hidden Plumbing Leaks in Your Cleveland Home

Find and Repair Hidden Plumbing Leaks in Your Cleveland HomeTracing leaks in your home’s plumbing system isn’t easy. However, it has to be done if you want to avoid damage caused by leaky pipes.

Determine what type of leak you have will help you find its source. Just move all of your portable appliances and look for the source. If a dishwasher’s supply line is faulty, moisture will be visible around it. If you don’t find the leak, you should turn off all appliances connected to a water source. Once you do this, mark the meter reading. If it goes up, you have a leak.

Every now and then you should check the following areas for leaks:

Crawl Spaces and Basements

Look for any exposed pipes. If you notice corrosion or dampness around pipes, you probably have a leak. If you find mold and rotted wood in your basement and crawl space, you can pinpoint the leak to these areas.

Floors, Ceilings and Walls

How is the flooring around appliances and fixtures that use water? Moisture around bathtubs, toilets and refrigerators may indicate a leak. This because your floor warps and cracks when exposed to water for prolonged periods of time.

Make sure to inspect the ceiling and walls located underneath bathrooms. If you find stains, there’s a leakage in nearby pipes. Peeling paint and wallpaper also indicate leakage. Get in touch with a plumber immediately to prevent any further damage to your property.

Bathrooms and Kitchens

Check beneath the cabinets in your bathroom and kitchen with a flashlight, looking for moisture at the pipe joints. If you find corrosion on any fittings and valves, you may have a leakage. Remove everything from your cabinets and inspect inside for mildew and water stains. Make sure you tighten the fittings to prevent further leaks. If you can’t repair hidden plumbing leaks, enlist the help of an expert.

Please contact Geisel Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing to learn more about the leaks in your home. We’ve been serving Greater Cleveland for over 80 years.

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