Have You Noticed A Water Leak?

December 5, 2018 11:59 am

Have you noticed a water leak? Perhaps you suspect that there could be an issue but you aren’t too sure? No matter what applies, it is vital to get the potential leak fixed as quickly as possible. A lot of people put this on the back burner, until a ‘real issue’ arises, but you are only going to cost yourself more money and hassle if you do this, not only in terms of paying for a plumber, but also when it comes to fixing the damage that has happened to the rest of your property and your belongings.

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Signs that you could have a water leak

There are many indications that you could have a water leak in your home or even at your business. Perhaps you have noticed that your bill is a lot higher than usual? There is nothing worse than the moment you get a letter through the door and you discover your bill is more than double than what you were expecting. You should not simply accept that this is the case. You need to find out why this has happened. Usually, something has gone wrong, and a leak is one of the most common issues.

Other signs include when the water pressure in your home falls, when you see a lot of plants growing near the pipework, when you see running water or wet areas, and finally when you hear the sound of running water. If you have noticed any of these symptoms you need to get in touch with your plumber sooner rather than later. Of course, if you consider yourself a bit of a DIY pro, you may even want to take on the task yourself. From a copper end feed supplier to various sizes of steel pipes, you can get virtually any type of pipe fitting and fixture you need online nowadays. However, this is not a task you should carry out if you do not know what you are doing, as this may only make the issue a lot worse.

What will happen if you do not get the leak fixed quickly?

Yes, it is Christmas. Yes, we don’t have the money to spend on matters like leaky pipes. However, you could find yourself with a huge bill on your hands if you do not act quickly.

There are many knock-on effects that can occur if you do not repair the leak in a timely manner. Needless to say, you will be wasting a significant amount of water, which can cause extortionate water bills. Plus, using water that you do not need is not great for the environment, is it? The longer you leave it, the more you are going to spend, as the repair will become more costly and every month you will have rising bills to deal with. Something that was a simple and easy repair, which you could have even done yourself, could turn into a massive repair job if you simply ignore it. After all, it is not going to go away magically by itself!

Moreover, if you have discovered a leak and you have not repaired it, you may find yourself receiving a legal notice from your water company. They will often arrange for a contractor to carry out the work and then you will receive a bill, not only featuring the cost of the work but the water company’s costs too, which will be much more expensive than dealing with it yourself. You will be in a position whereby you cannot argue with the cost or demand that the water company takes a different course of action because you have already left it too late yourself.

When you take the points that have been mentioned into account, it is not difficult to see why you should tend to a leak as soon as you think you may have one. Not only do you run the risk of causing significant damage to your home, but also you will undoubtedly find yourself facing extortionate costs from all angles if you do not sort it as quickly as possible. Yes, it is inconvenient, but the sooner you deal with any issues like this, the better!

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