When it comes to house maintenance problems, Leaks are one of those high on the list. This is because water leaks are not only costly in terms of blowing out your water bill, but can potentially cause major damage to your property if left untreated.
However, leaks can be invisible to the naked eye, especially if it is hidden inside walls or underground. Look out for signs such as hissing sounds, mould patches, high water bills, or unusual dampness around your home. Older homes with aged pipes are more susceptible to leaks due to wear n ‘tear and corrosion. Whereas with newer homes; poor pipe material or improper installation, and ground movement can also be the culprit.
If you have multiple leaks, you need to take action immediately before any serious complications arise. Aside from the obvious cost of water bills, untreated leaks can cause damage to floors, fittings and even affect the foundation and structural integrity of your home. There are several options to remedy leaks, this depends on the location, cause, severity and how widespread the leaks are.
- REPAIR – this is a relatively quick way to resolve the issue with minimal excavation by fixing the area of the broken pipe, and is suited to leak areas that are small.
- DIVERT – this is particularly useful if a leak occurs under concrete, the problematic pipes can be by-passed around to prevent cutting up the area.
- RERUN – this is suited to a larger area with multiple leaks, offering a thorough and permanent solution by replacing the entire area of problematic water mains.
Repairs can only be successful with accurate detection to avoid further problems and additional cost down the track – not to mention the headache and potential disasters as well!
It is a MUST to seek expert help – you don’t want to overlook any leaks! Leak Spotters are professionals in leak detection and we utilise the latest detection technology such as CCTV drain cameras to pinpoint the exact location of leaks, even those that are underground, without any digging around.
Once we locate and identify the type and extent of the leak, our fully licenced plumbers can carry out all repairs. So, if you suspect a leak in your home, don’t delay, give Leakspotters a call today, 1300 362 858.