Common Spots for Hidden Leaks
Leaks are one of the most frustrating experiences you’ll have with your home plumbing system. One of the most difficult parts of operating a plumbing system is that when you do have a leak, it’s often hidden because most of your plumbing apparatus is not in plain view.
Here are some common hidden locations that can suffer from issues caused by leaks.
Under the Sink
If you don’t go under your sink often, a leak would certainly seem hidden. But even if you have easy access, depending on your pipe structure, there may be parts of the pipe hidden within or behind cabinets. Listen closely for any signs of a leak and make sure to check under your sink for any water damage.
Under Your Foundation
A slab leak, or a leak from the pipes under your concrete slab foundation, is a serious issue, so you should know the signs in order to prepare. Signs include sounds of running water, wet carpets and warped wood floors, or a smell of mold.
Near HVAC Unit
Your HVAC unit has drainage lines to remove built-up condensation during its operation. If you notice excessive dripping from your unit or pooling water near the pipe, it may indicate a leak.
The vast majority of your pipes run throughout your walls, above ceilings, and under the floor. These locations are all potentially liable for a leak. Look for signs of a leak showing as stains on your drywall or on floors and ceilings. There may also be wet spots or dripping from the ceiling.
Comprehensive Leak Detection Services
Leaks are not something to leave alone. The Aztec Plumbing & Drains team is your dedicated resource for all leak detection and resolution needs. Contact our team today at (239) 232-2012 to learn more about how we detect and fix leaks in your home.