Prevent plumbing leaks before they start. Even a small leak can cause serious water damage and lead to secondary issues like mold and mildew. You also have to worry about a higher water bill when you have a water leak in your home.
Check Your Faucets
Many household water leaks occur at the faucet. A slow dripping tap wastes water, but these leaks can be prevented in most cases. Make sure that your faucet is attached securely to your sink. A professional can help you if you notice that your faucet is not tight or if you want to upgrade your current fixtures.
Maintain Washing Machine Hoses to Prevent Plumbing Leaks
Keep an eye on your washing machine hoses to prevent household plumbing leaks. If you see any signs of wear or damage, it’s time to replace them. By installing new hoses, you’ll prevent problems before they happen. Replace both the hot and cold hoses as needed.
Inspect Your Water Heater
Schedule routine maintenance for your water heater. Have a professional flush your tank to remove built-up debris. A professional can also look for clogged hoses, rust, and other issues that could lead to a leak in the future.
To Prevent Plumbing Leaks, Wrap Pipes when the Temperature Drops
When the temperature is expected to drop below freezing, make certain that any exterior pipes and the pipes underneath your cabinets are wrapped to protect them from the cold. Leave the water running at a slow drip and open cabinets when it is below freezing to help keep your pipes safe.
Inspect Your Water Lines
Inspect the water-supply lines leading to the kitchen sink, dishwasher, and icemaker. Look for excessive moisture or signs of water at the connections. Get professional assistance if needed to replace the supply lines and prevent household plumbing leaks. By being vigilant, you can often spot problems early and can have them repaired before they cause water damage.
Redtail Building Services offers home inspections to Southeastern Virginia. Contact us to request our services.