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Tips For Preventing Water Leaks In Your Home

Water leaks can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. If left unchecked leaks can make your water bills skyrocket and cause untold structural damage which costs a fortune to repair. Fortunately, by following a few simple steps, you can significantly reduce the risk of leaks in your home.

Watch Your Water Pressure

High water pressure can quickly wear out your pipes and appliances, especially if your home is older. Too much pressure for too long can cause leaks, so ensure your water pressure is at a safe level. If it’s too high, call a plumber out and they can install a pressure reducing valve or other modifications to control your water pressure.

Upgrade Your Flexi Hoses

Regular maintenance of your pipes is crucial, and this is especially important for flexi hoses. Usually found under the sink in your kitchen or bathroom, flexi water hoses are a form of piping that connects the main water supply to toilets or sinks.

These hoses wear out pretty quickly and should be replaced every 5 years. In fact, 22% of all water damage in Australian homes is caused by a burst flexible hose. So, if your flexi hoses haven’t been replaced in a few years, consider upgrading them to higher quality stainless steel.

Know The Signs

One of the most effective ways to prevent water leaks is to regularly inspect your home. Here are some tell-tale signs of leaks to look out for:

  • Increased water bills
  • Wet spots or dampness
  • Water stains
  • Mould growth
  • Soft wood
  • Peeling or bubbling paint

Pay careful attention to your ceilings, walls and floors and be sure to check your bathroom, kitchen and laundry appliances for any noticeable leaks.

Know Your Water Meter

Your water meter can be a handy tool in helping you identify if you have an unseen water leak. Check the meter, then avoid using any water 10 minutes. If the meter changes, there’s a good chance that there’s a hidden leak somewhere in your home.

Suspect You Have A Water Leak? Call Tweed Heads Leak Detection

When it comes to water leaks, the sooner you act, the better! At Tweed Heads Leak Detection, we use state-of-the-art technology to locate and repair your leaks, saving you time, money and stress. Our experienced team offer a range of services, including non-invasive Thermal Leak Detection, as well as Underground Leak Detection and Water Mains Leak Detection services, so give us a call today!

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