Water Leak Detection Tips

Eighty percent of household water leaks are the result of malfunctions with plumbing and major appliances.  While homeowners often blame heavy rain and thunderstorms for leaks, according to one claims data, damage from a household leak costs policyholders $7,500 on average.

Early detection of household leaks is key to avoiding thousands of dollars in damage, not to mention the inconvenience of major repairs. Here are some ways to do that:

  • Water Leak Detection TipsInstall water leak detection systems to help monitor and identify leaks before they cause major damage.  Whole house systems are the most effective; when a leak is detected, the system automatically will shut off the entire water supply.
  • Check the water supply lines to major appliances for wetness, bulging hoses or other signs of deterioration.
  • Unclog the drain if pipes are draining slowly and check pipes under the sink for signs of water leaks.
  • To reduce leaks and avoid major repairs, replace your water heater every  8 – 12 years.
  • Have your home’s air conditioning system serviced annually to avoid leaks and major repairs.

For more information on leak detection, as well as how to find and protect your home from water leaks, visit State Farm.

3 thoughts on “Water Leak Detection Tips

  1. Water leaks can be detected easily using water leak detection systems. The leak detectors have sensors that produce an alarm sound whenever they come in contact with water. They are battery operated devices and needs to be charged. Getting a professional service at an early stage can save your home from further damage.

  2. These are good tips. It is good to replace the water heater every 8-12 years. This isn't just important to make sure you have one that is well-functioning, but to help you keep up with the current innovations and certifications that are put in place.

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