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A Professional’s Guide on How to Prevent a Water Leak

A water leak can be one of the most frustrating things to deal with as a homeowner.  On top of that, water damage is smelly, hard to repair, costly to fix, and can be dangerous for your health.  Lucky for you, our team of professionals here at On-Deck Plumbing has listed out the top tips on how to prevent water leaks.

First and foremost, you need to know how and where to shut off your water.  If you have a massive leak, this is the quickest way to stop the water flow.  Additionally, our experts recommend turning off your water when you will be gone for a long period of time (yes, even a long weekend) to prevent a water leak while you are gone.

Second, read your water bill every month, and know what your monthly bill average costs.  Why?  If you have a water leak that is not easily visible, an increase in your bill can be a great leak detection method.

Next, use your senses.  Look for leaks or water damage, listen for trickling water, and note any foul smells (like mold or mildew).

Lastly, if you live in a cold climate, take the necessary steps to prevent your pipes from freezing.  Frozen pipes can burst and cause serious plumbing problems.  Some prevention methods include insulating pipes and valves, draining outdoor water lines and more.

If you are looking for more advice on preventing water leaks or need help dealing with a current water leak, check us out at On-Deck Plumbing.  We can assist you with all of your plumbing needs.