Many costs associated with property are the result of water damage, caused through leaky pipes. As a natural element, water is incredibly powerful, and can be quite destructive. In this week’s blog, we’re going to give you the low-down on water leaks and water leak detection, so that you’re prepared if this happens to you.

The cause

When it comes to water leaks, there are quite a few common causes. It may be the result of clogged pipes; sometimes clogged drains are a simple annoyance, but other times they can lead to full-on destruction such as overflowing or burst pipes. Water leaks could also be the result of corrosion in your pipes. Over time, rust and other corrosion forms may eat away at your pipes. Excessively high water pressure can also put a lot of strain on your pipes. Most faucets and pipes are able to withstand a certain level of pressure, but beyond that, they’re likely to leak.

The damage

A water leak can wreak havoc on not just your home, but also your health. Structural damage that may emerge as a result can threaten the structural integrity of the home, creating problems like warping of home materials, to more serious damage such as holes in the wall. Another impact to consider is that of mould and fungal growth- these can have severe effects on the health of your family. Mold spores in the air can cause issues such as nasal congestion, sneezing fits and difficulty breathing. But for someone with a pre-existing medical condition or a child, the effects may be much worse.

The solution

The key to preventing catastrophe is to be aware of the signs, before enlisting the help of a professional with water leak detection. So make sure to be aware of strange smells, discolouration on the walls or floors, or sagging walls or ceilings. If you do find yourself confronted with one of these symptoms, reach out to a professional as soon as possible. They’re experts when it comes to diagnosing and fixing water leaks, and can assist you in finding a long-term solution.

JPG Plumbing offer a high quality, expert plumbing service, including water leak detection, so that you’re never at a loss at what to do. Get in touch by calling 0400 978 442 for more information today.