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Detect A Leak In Your Home
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What To Do When You Detect A Leak In Your Home

No matter how new or old your home is, everybody experiences water leaks at one time or another. The reason for water leaks and their severity can vary widely. However, what doesn’t change is the need to address them as soon as possible before you call someone out to do leak repairs.

Here are some things you should do if you have detected a water leak in your home.

Turn The Water Off Immediately

If you suspect or have detected a water leak in your home, it is essential that you act quickly to stop the flow of water.

The first thing you should do is shut off the faucet or valve responsible, or else shut off the main water supply to the house. Depending on how your house was constructed and how the plumbing was set up, you may be able to shut off sections of the house’s water independently from other sections.

Once this has been done, you can go about having the leak repaired.

Be Aware Of Electrocution

Water is an excellent conductor of electricity, which makes it very dangerous in an electrified environment.

As soon as it is safe to do so, remove all of your electronics from the area, as water can completely ruin them, causing them to short-circuit. Moreover, it can also pose a potential electric shock risk.

If the floor is flooded to the extent that you cannot stand in the room without treading water, it is advisable that you turn your electrical mains off as well before venturing into the water.

Dry Everything

Once the water and electricity have been shut off, do everything in your power to dry the area that has been affected and remove any excess water. Depending on the size of the leak, this could be resolved with a handful of towels. In more severe cases, you might need a few buckets as well.

Once you have removed all furniture and electronics from the affected area and you have dried the area to the best of your ability, it is then also advisable to open doors and windows and to even place a fan in the room to dry it out even further. Leave it this way for as long as possible as you wait for the professionals to arrive.

Call In The Pros

It’s always a good idea to call in the experts. Calling in leak detection experts might be necessary if you cannot determine where the leak is coming from.

Once you’ve determined the source and nature of the leak, a qualified and competent plumber should be called to the site to repair it as soon as possible so that you can have your water returned safely.

Should you have a leak, we at Rawlinson Plumbing & Gas Ltd can do leak repairs in no time at all. Contact us now for fast assistance today!

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