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What to Do When a Leak is Discovered

What are the Precautions to Take When Discovering a Leak in My Home?

If a homeowner or business owner notices a leak in their household, they need to shut off their main water valve and then call a licensed and professional plumber as soon as possible. If the water leak is anywhere near, electricity the homeowner needs to shut the structures electricity off immediately.

Property owners should never make a water leak a DIY fix. Water leaks in a structure can be simple to fix or they can entail research on the property and a lot of challenging work for the property owner and plumber.

Why is This Important?

Leaks can stem from a sewer system backing up from any number of causes. Leaks can be in plain sight. Leaks can also be behind walls and unbeknown to the property owner, the hidden pipe could have been leaking for quite some time.

Hidden pipes with leaks are not visually seen or noticed until the leak causes some structural damage to wood, rust, mold, mildew, bacteria and germs. This develops quickly in moist, wet areas, behind the walls and in the air. Causing the air of the structure to become harmful when the occupants breathe the air.

Most consumers do not own or can afford to own all the special equipment needed to find where and why a leak is generating.For instance, the plumber may run a camera line through a sewer pipeline to find out where the problem is and what the solution may be for the property owner.

This camera line has a powerful jet of water that helps to clean debris out of the sewer line. The property owner is able to view a TV monitor along with the plumber to determine for his or herself what the problem is that is causing a back flow of urine into the structure.

Why Hire a Plumber?

Leak DetectionA plumber does not enter a home and to begin tearing walls down because of an expected leak behind one or more walls. The plumber has a special monitor and equipment to alert them where the leak is originating from behind the wall.

Only then will the plumber explain to the property owner what he or she needs to do in order to repair the leak.

Plumbers go to school for many years to learn their trade and then work for several years with a licensed and skilled plumber to learn all they can about the trade. Plumbers invest a lot of money into all the special equipment they are going to need to complete a job to the satisfaction of the property owner.

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