Warmer weather brings about its own set of problems. Changes in temperature, humidity and an increase in rainfall can lead to a range of unexpected consequences. Keep your eye out for the early warning signs of a leak and prevent things spiralling into and expensive and time-consuming disaster.

  1. Stop your ceiling sweating – Humid weather during the Summer can cause your ductwork to sweat from the condensation. Leaking in the seams can also cause condensation. The condensation results in the building rotting, the growth of toxic black mould or insect growth. As long as your pipes are properly insulated, this should not be a problem. If you notice condensation, or “sweating”, on or around your pipes it is important you call a plumber to inspect the damage before it becomes a problem.
  2. Check the fixtures – Watch your taps, toilets, showerheads and other fixtures for leaks. Dripping taps or showerheads or cracks in surrounding grout, tiles, waterproofing or porcelain can all lead to costly leaks and damage. Prolonged leaks can result in toxic black mould that can be costly to remove, thousands of unused Litres of water being wasted down the drain, loosening of fixtures and damage to walls, floors and ceilings.
  3. Watch for the hidden leaks – Not all leaks are easy to detect. Hidden leaks can cost you hundreds each year without you even knowing! These leaks can be detected by monitoring the changes in your water meter during a period of time when no water is being used in your home. Overnight is typically the best time to test this. If your water meter has moved during this time, you have a leak that needs fixing. An experienced plumbing technician should have a range of testing methods to find and stop the source of these leaks.

If you are worried about any of the 3 types of leaks explained above, it is important to call out a qualified professional as soon as possible. A leak can have a wide range of consequences, including damaging your health with exposure to black mould, structural damage to your property and costing you money when it comes to your water bill. For complete peace of mind, call Omega today on 1300 558 730.