Did you know, a water leak is one of the most common causes of termite infestations in a home? When we think of plumbing issues, we tend to think of obvious problems such as a burst pipe or blocked drain. However, a hidden water leak untreated can often cause more extensive and costly damage over time.[Read more…]
Sewer pipes serve an important function in the overall drainage system in our homes. These pipes are vital in transporting septic wastes and ensuring the efficient flow within drains, despite being mostly out of sight and underground. However, as with all pipes, age and deterioration can lead to poor performance and leaks, which if left untreated, can become a costly problem or even compromise the entire drainage system.
What are some of the symptoms of a sewer pipe leak? [Read more…]
One of the most common plumbing issues for households is blocked pipes and drains. Many of us don’t realise how easily pipes can become blocked, especially when their function is to ‘flush’ away waste. However, those of us who have experienced a blocked drain would know how stressful it can be, particularly when it involves the toilet! [Read more…]
While summer has officially ended, many Queenslanders enjoy the benefits of their backyard pool literally year-round and take great pride in keeping it sparkling clean, but what if your pool has a leak!
A drop in the water level is a fair indication that your spa or pool has a leak. However, loss of water can also be attributed to evaporation, particularly in pools that are more exposed to the wind and sun.
Reflecting on one of our previous articles (click here for more details), we talked about the Bucket Test and various ways your pool can lose water. Just to recap:[Read more…]
When it comes to home maintenance, what comes to your mind? Perhaps the landscaping, the walls and roofing, or major appliances in the home?
It’s easy to overlook the plumbing and pipes when it comes to making your checklist for home maintenance, especially when they are buried underground and hidden behind walls. However, it is important to also remember to check and maintain your pipes regularly to avoid costly water leaks.
One way to keep your pipes in good shape is to reduce pipe stress. Every day with each use, the pipes in your home experience wear and tear, and overtime, deterioration can cause water leaks and costly damage to your home. Reducing pipe stress can extend the life of your pipes and save you from having to replace them prematurely.
When you suspect you have a leak; as they tend to be hidden from sight and difficult to locate it’s advisable to call in a professional leak spotter. However, many people don’t realise the difference between a plumber, and a leak detection specialist.
While plumbers may ‘claim’ that they can locate leaks, many do not actually possess the skill and equipment to do so accurately and non-invasively. Sure, they may be able to punch a hole in the wall behind your shower, or dig up your garden, but that does not guarantee pinpointing the exact location or the extent of a leak. That’s why it is important to call us; Leakspotters – the leak detection specialists.
With the weather warming up, many of us are looking forward to return to the swimming pool. However, as most pool owners are aware, swimming pools need to be topped up regularly due to water loss from splash out and evaporation. So how do you know if your pool is losing too much water due to a leak?
Apart from sudden and rapid loss of water, other signs include an unusually high-water bill, cracks around the concrete of the pool, and the pump sounding like it is sucking in air. You might also notice a constant ‘wet’ or ‘moist’ patch of grass or garden near the pool, indicating an underwater leak
Water damage is one of the costliest types of damage inflicted on properties. However, it is also one of those issues many of us don’t think of unless it happens. Since pipes are hidden behind walls, or underground; as the saying goes, “Out of Sight, Out of Mind.”
However, being aware of the common causes of water damage and how to protect your home can save you a great deal of money in repair costs over the long term. Here’s Leakspotters’ 5 Handy Tips to prevent water damage before it happens.
Flexi Hose? What is it and where are they located in the home? If you haven’t heard of Flexi Hose, you’re not alone! These flexible hoses only started to appear in homes around 15 years ago, to replace the copper piping.
Most people are unaware, however, that these Flexi Hoses have a limited life span, and usually last around 5 – 10 years. Flexi Hoses are used as a connection from the water main of the wall outlet to sinks, taps, basins and the toilet tap of the cistern. They are covered in an outer layer of braided stainless steel with a rubber pipe inside. Unlike the copper pipes which used to last much longer, these hoses tend to remain unseen, forgotten, but unfortunately, they can leak or burst any time from five years after installation!
Let’s face it, trees are an important part of our lives. Trees are essential in our ecosystem, storing carbon dioxide and giving oxygen, keeping our soil stable and provide habitats for wildlife. And who wouldn’t want to relax under the cool shade of a tree and dream the day away?
However, unfortunately not all trees are best friends with our pipes and sewer system. That’s not to say you can’t have a beautiful garden in your backyard, but you need to be aware of how tree roots can cause havoc in your pipes, and how to choose the right trees to plant near your pipes.