Have you ever had a leak at home? There are some tips to never have leaks at your home. Have you ever been at home while it was raining outside? How annoying can this problem be and how harmful can it be for our home but also for our personal health. If you have a water leak at your home, call Αποφράξεις Αντωνίου.
The main cause of this problem is lack of maintenance, as even minor damage that is easy to cause will be repaired during an inspection. But if we omit the regular conduct of this inspection the small problem will develop into a bigger one which in order to be solved it is logical that more money will be needed, therefore the original reason why we avoid maintenance, the financial one, is overturned as with our postponement she will end up wasting a lot more.
But let’s see what you need to do to protect your home and your health from the problem of leaks.
1. Check your roof
You should take care to check the condition of your roof at regular intervals and this is because many times due to weather conditions or some other cause a tile can break or move, leaving an uncovered spot on your roof. which will allow rainwater to collect on the roof and then leak into the house.
2. Make gutter blockages
The role of gutters is to remove water from the house, so it makes sense if there is a problem with them then to see its extensions in our own house. It also makes a lot of sense when we talk about an external part of the hydraulic network which is open to wait for it to plug at some point.
In this case we should make sure to do regular inspections and when we see that they are clogged to make the necessary gutter blockages.
3. Pay attention to leaks in plumbing
If at any time you notice that you heard water running from somewhere in the house while you have no tap open then you should pay attention to this problem and call the appropriate technician from Αποφράξεις Αθήνα who will solve the problem and make the necessary blockages.
4. Insulate doors and windows
Doors and windows that are not well insulated allow moisture to pass through the house, even rainwater if there is no roof to cover them or if the wind blows hard. So make sure your space is well insulated if you want to avoid moisture problems.
5. Insulate the piping
A leak in the pipes can also be the cause of the leak in your home and since most of the pipes are inside the walls of the house it makes sense to notice this leak happening in the body of the house.
How will you understand that you have a leak in your home?
1. Increase in the water bill
We would recommend that you monitor your water bills regularly. If you notice a significant increase in your account, it may be due to a leak somewhere in your home. One way to make sure that there is no difference in your accounts due to a change of seasons, would be to compare them with similar to last year to find any unexplained increases.
2. The main water clock is running continuously
If your water meter seems to be running constantly, even when you are not using water – perhaps from a tap or a running cistern, from a dishwasher, washing machine or an automatic watering system – this may be due to a leak.
3. Mold and moisture
Leaks often cause moisture in various places either on the floor or even on the ceiling. This moisture can often lead to mold which is also perceived by the unpleasant odor. If you notice a persistent mold odor in your home, even if you ventilate it daily, you may have a leaking pipe.
4. Inflations on the walls or floors
It happens over time that cracks form in the walls of your house or damage to the floors – after years of use normal damage occurs. However, if you start to notice any unexplained cracks or bulges in the walls of your home or on the floor tiles this may be due to a leak. Water that constantly runs out of pipes can weaken the foundations and building blocks of your home.
5. Water stains
Carefully observe the areas near bathtubs, sinks and toilets for water leaks. If you find water stains on the floor or discolored areas on the walls, this may be due to a leaking pipe.
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