Leak Prevention Tips

Safeguard Your Home

A leaking faucet, water pump leak, or a toilet tank leak could cost you a lot of money, even if the leak is slow and small. In fact, a toilet leak can waste up to 500 gallons of water per day. The bigger problem is that many water leaks go unnoticed. There is always a chance that your pipes are leaking in a place that you don’t see, like under the sink or in the walls. That’s why you need to stay vigilant. To the untrained eye and ear, water leak detection can be a real challenge. In the following post, we are going to give you some leak prevention tips, so you don’t have to deal with this problem at all. However, if you suspect that you need the assistance of a professional water leak detector, you can always call on us here at Hoover Electric!

Tips for Leak Prevention

Leaks can occur at any time in virtually any part of your plumbing system, but the good news is that there are ways you can prevent leaks. Here are some solid leak prevention tips:

  • Install a Drain Pan – This is a tip for your water heater. A drain pan will prevent the overflow of water in case of a leak in your water heater. The drain pan catches water overflow before it can do damage to your home. It will also indicate when the appliance is leaking water.
  • Use Shut-Off Valves – An auto shut–off valve allows you to quickly cut the supply of water to your home, so that a small leak doesn’t become bigger.
  • Modern Leak Detectors – This may be one of the smartest investments you ever make into your home. Smart leak detectors are advanced systems that monitor your plumbing systems and alert you when it detects a leak. The alerts can even be sent directly to your phone!
  • Keep an Eye on Your Water Bill – If you have noticed a spike in your water usage, the problem may be an invisible leak somewhere in your home. Pay close attention to the cost of your water bill. Many companies will provide you with a water usage graph, so monitor your usage from month to month as well.

Contact Hoover Electric

Keep a sharp eye and ear out for the sound and signs of running faucets, leaking pipes, and unusual noises. The best thing you can do to prevent leaks is to have your plumbing systems inspected on a regular basis. You can count on us here at Hoover Electric for affordable and reliable preventative maintenance services. Let us help you safeguard your home today!

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