Do you have water leakage in your home?


Water leakage is one of the most common problems that every home faces at some point according to Αποφράξεις Αντωνίου. Leaks can occur in water supply, sewerage and heating networks. If detected late, they are more difficult and expensive to repair. Unfortunately, plumbing fixtures and fittings are not designed to last forever. Therefore, you should always keep in mind the possibility of a water leak in the plumbing of your home.

Obvious water leaks

Obvious water leaks are the easy ones. They are detected almost immediately and therefore can be repaired immediately. This type of leak is a faucet that drips from the nozzle or hot and cold water switches. A cistern that runs constantly is a sign. A toilet bowl that displays water around its base and a visible washing machine connection pipe also is a sign of water leakage

If you come across such an image, you should contact a qualified plumber. He has the knowledge and experience to repair the leak. It can also check for any other problems that may be related to this initial leak that you have not detected. These are nothing but hidden water leaks.

Hidden water leaks

Hidden water leaks are one of the most important problems a home can face over time. Hidden leaks, if not detected in time, can cause serious damage to your home. The cost of restoration will be high, but also the disruption in your space due to the repair work.

How to check if there is a hidden water leak in your home

It can take weeks, even months, to detect a hidden water leak. This is because the network of plumbing (water supply, sewerage, heating) is extensive. They are the pipes that work in all areas of a house, inside walls or under floors. To detect and repair a hidden leak obviously you need to call Αποφράξεις Αντωνίου.

However, there are some signs that you need to be aware of, especially if you live in a house that is quite old, twenty years old or more, which point to hidden water leaks. An increased water bill, without changes in the use you make, should motivate you. You can turn off all water supplies (indoor and outdoor taps, laundry facilities, etc.). Make a note of the meter reading and check it again after three hours. If the display has changed, unfortunately you have a leak.

Common causes of water leakage


Leaks often occur in the bathtubs or showers or in the toilet bowl. Also, gutters on exterior walls and clogged pipes on balconies and terraces are often responsible for damage to your home. Also, if your home is thirty years old or more, dangerous leaks can occur in the main sewer network, because it is made of clay pipes in which cracks are created. In such a case, you must act immediately, as it can damage the structural elements of your home or even the foundation.

And in these cases, the use of the thermal camera proves to be a saving solution, because it accurately locates the points where there is water and the plumber intervenes in them. If the problem is widespread, a complete overhaul of the sewer system may be required.

Water supply network

The old water supply networks were made of iron pipes. They can corrode after years and are often responsible for leaks that cause serious damage. With the thermal camera the exact point of the leak can be located and repaired locally, without much digging and rubble.

Heating network

Iron pipes of radiators with time and hot water can oxidize, corrode and leak. If the network is inside a wall or floor, a leak can cause serious damage to the structural elements of your home. The most economical and best solution for leak detection and repair is again the thermal imager.

Obviously any case of leakage must be treated, but, because prevention is the best treatment, with a regular check of the networks by Αποφράξεις Αντωνίου or by using a thermal camera for the hidden, you will be able to sleep peacefully!

Diagnosis with the help of a thermal camera

An experienced technician, with the help of modern tools, such as a thermal imager, can pinpoint the location of a leak. He will do it without having to dig the floors or walls. The thermal imager, which detects the infrared radiation emitted by the bodies, photographs walls and floors and displays in blue the places where there is exactly the water leak. The remaining spots appear colored from yellow to reddish. The thermal camera, in addition to being a unique tool for the plumber, relieves you of unnecessary expenses and digging to repair the damage. Call Αντωνίου Αποφράξεις and the water leakage will disappear.

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