Plumbing leaks are a fairly common occurrence in this area in the wintertime, and sooner or later, every homeowner is going to have to deal with one. In and of themselves, plumbing leaks are fairly innocuous, created by corrosion or damage when the sides of the pipe start to let water through. The damage comes mainly in the effects water has on surrounding materials (such as drywall and electrical cable), which can be far more expensive to address than simply dealing with the leaking pipe.
Worst of all, because so many of your pipes are hidden behind the walls and in similar locations, it can be weeks or even months before you sp[ot the leak. That can cause a huge amount of damage to your home: corroding drywall, shorting our electrical systems and the like — and by the time you realize what’s going on, it could end up costing you a great deal of money to repair the damage. The sooner you spot the signs of a plumbing leak, the faster you can halt the damage and get the system repaired.
Generally speaking, anything out of the ordinary with your plumbing is cause for concern. More specifically, check for the following signs of a leak.
If you spot these signs, shut off the water to the affected pipe (every family member should know where the main shut-off valve for the water in your home is) and call in a plumber.
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