Water Leakage (Water Leaks)

Water Leak Repair Tips

You may think you can live with a small leak or drip for a while…that it won’t amount to much so you’ll ‘take care of it over the weekend’. But BE CAREFUL – Even small leaks need to be located and repaired as quickly in order to avoid large repair bills and further damage to a home or office. Need help locating the source of the problem and repairing it quickly? Contact Us 24 / 7 for a FREE quote!

Here’s another tip….If the source of a leak is neglected and water is allowed to accumulate, excessive moisture can cause mold and eventually damage the infrastructure of the dwelling. Mold remediation is extremely invasive and expensive, and having to rebuild parts of a structure that have rotted is time consuming and costly. Termites and carpenter ants are both attracted to wet wood, increasing the likelihood of structural damage if a problem goes untreated ( especially in the Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce and Stuart areas ). The possibility exists for liability for costs to repair other units in a multi-unit dwelling if the water damage extends beyond the leaking unit.

A water heater may be about to start leaking if there is yellowish or rust-colored water coming from the faucet whenever the hot water is run. If this happens, check around the base of the water heater tank for dampness or rust and call a leak repair company like Rapid Leak Detection immediately. This issue could be something as simple to fix as a faulty part, or could result in the need to replace the entire waterheater. Water heater storage tanks should be inspected twice yearly and flushed annually to ensure a long life and prevent them from potentially bursting and causing damage to adjacent property.

Low water pressure throughout the home could be caused by a leaky supply pipe. This is a major issue that needs to be addressed immediately by leak repair specialists like your friends at Rapid Leak Detection in Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie and Stuart, Florida.

Tips that your toilet is the problem
Look around the base of the toilet to spot leaks potentially caused by a faulty wax ring. If the tank is leaking, the toilet will run at times when it has not just been flushed.

Shower Basin and Bathroom Leaks
Place a towel in a dry tub, sink, or shower at night and check it in the morning to figure out if a faucet or tub fixture is leaking. Check underneath kitchen and bathroom cabinets for drips, small puddles, or visible water damage. If tile is starting to separate from the wallboard in a tub or shower area, there may be a problem behind the wall. Excessive mold and mildew around the shower or tub could also be an indication of a hidden leak.

Here’s a Final Tip
The best way to check for most leaks, even hidden ones, is to look and touch. They can frequently be detected by feeling around the area for water that might not be visible, and a flashlight is always helpful for identifying dampness in gloomy areas. Condensation or mold on walls is another good indicator of a hidden problem.

Waiting even a short time to get help can cause a simple repair to balloon into a very expensive and complex problem. Calling the right company right away to provide professional assistance with stopping and fixing leaks can help prevent larger problems from developing and save money in the long run.