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Most Common Water Leaks

At some point, you are more than likely going to need help with your home’s water supply. When that happens, it’s good to know what to look out for so that you can be ahead of the game, so here’s what you need to know about the most common water leaks…

We've been installing boilers in the Leeds area for years, here's what to look out for...

Radiators

It might come as a surprise, but the most common place in your home that you might find a leak is probably one of your home’s radiators. The main reason for this is that over time, as more and more water is pumped through your system to keep your home warm, normal wear and tear on from within your system can occur and this can create debris that can really take it’s toll not only on how well your boiler operates but also increase the chance of blockages and leaks.
If you do find a leak, the best thing to do is put something down onto the ground in the area that water is dripping so that the water doesn’t cause any kind of permanent damage to your flooring. From there, if you have the knowledge you can go ahead and deal with the leak. If you don’t, get in touch with a local plumber and they will be able to help you from there. Radiator leaks can range in how serious they can be, but as long as you have some way to collect the water, it shouldn’t present too much of a problem in the long run. 

Bathtub

Considering that your bath can hold a large amount of water, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that sometimes you might find leaks in your bathroom. The most common reason you will find leaks around your bathtub is due to cracks in the seal around the tub itself. This layer stops water from going in areas that it should but overtime can be weakened. When this happens, it’s common to find your bathroom floor wet and even floorboards get damp. 
This is important as waterlogged floorboards can cause issues in the future and are hard to get to if a problem does occur due to their location. If you notice any kind of leakage, get in touch with a plumber and give him as much information as you can. He will be able to give you a clearer picture of what is best for your home. 

Taps

It could your kitchen or your bathroom, but if you notice any kind of leaking for taps then it is usually time to get in touch with a plumber so that they can help keep everything working well. Make sure to tighten the taps just to double check that the tap is not still running slightly. At this point if you still see a constant stream or drip, then it might be time to call for help. 

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