If your property has a water leak problem, it's important to take it seriously and address it as soon as possible to prevent any further damage. However, in many cases, it can be simple to fix these problems and make sure your home's plumbing system is working effectively.
There are several different types of water leak problems, from dripping taps to burst pipes to flooding. In this article, we will take a look at some of the most common water leak problems, how to fix them and when it is time to call a plumber!
In order to fix your water leak problems, you'll also need to identify where the issue is. If you've noticed water pooling in an area, your walls are damp or you can hear dripping, it is important to investigate and isolate where the leak is.
You can get a plumber to do this or you can use a leak detector tool to find exactly what the problem is. Water leaks can start small and get worse over time, so it's better to get it sorted as soon as possible.
One good way of identifying whether you have a water leak is to check your water bill and see if it has been increasing significantly. If this is the case, you could have a water leak, so take a meter reading and contact a professional plumber.
Taps can often get leaky over time and not only is it annoying, but it can also increase your monthly bills by wasting water. In order to fix a leaking tap, you will need to turn off the water before you open the tap up.
Unscrew the tap and remove the stem then make sure the washer hasn't got any damage. If it does, replace it with the same type of washer and then reassemble the tap. If you have replaced the damaged washer and the tap is still leaking you may need to replace them or call a plumber to investigate.
If you have a water leak in your bathroom from the bath or shower, first check whether the seal has broken around the plughole or overflow or around the bathtub itself.
Make sure the bath is secured properly and check that there is no damage to the suite. Then remove damaged grout or sealing and reseal the silicone or get a professional plumber to make sure your bathroom is watertight and prevent further leaks.
If you have a leaking pipe, first of all, you will need to turn off the water supply. Then you will need to find the leak and wrap it with plumbers tape. Wrap the tape around the place where the leak is several times until it is completely sealed and make sure you wrap tightly but don't damage the pipe.
If there are any spots in the pipe which are leaking water you should apply an epoxy paste and leave it to dry for 25 minutes before turning the water back on. If you have had recurring problems with water leaks in your home, it could be time to consider upgrading your homes plumbing system.
If you need some professional help with your water leak problems, call Parker Plumbing today on 1300 489 897. Our friendly and experienced Ipswich plumbers will be happy to fix your water leak and make sure your home's plumbing system is running efficiently and safely.