Frequently Asked Questions About Water Leak Repair
When you discover a leak, you should first turn off the water from your main water valve. The valve is usually located inside your home, near where the water enters your home and past the meter. Every home is different, so you may want to consult the most recent inspection or building blueprint to find the valve.
It’s a common misconception that a leak has to be a dripping ceiling or pipe burst. But in reality, any time water is flowing when it shouldn’t is a “leak”. So even if your shower or sink has a constant drip that you’ve learned to deal with, you have a leak (at the fixture and your wallet).
Leaks can really happen anywhere in your home, but there are some places where it’s most common. Leaks most often happen in fixtures that aren’t built or installed correctly. Water heater leaks are also a common issue.