Upgrading the taps and faucets in your house can greatly enhance its look as well as offer many water conservation opportunities. Taps and faucets are prone to wear and tear. After a period of continuous use, you might notice that your taps are starting to drip or are exceedingly difficult to open. These are the effects of wear and erosion on the washers and spindles. What starts as a drop after you have closed the tap may soon develop into a plumbing nightmare if you fail to have it fixed in time.
It is important that you are aware of the factors that may cause water leaks. Below are some of the points to check to prevent any water leak to happen.
Hot Water Tanks – Pressure valves of hot water tanks are connected directly to a drain. A damaged valve can often cause water leaks.
Air-conditioning System – In hot period of time, the need for A/Cs are relatively high. Normally, A/Cs and ventilation have draining pans. Check these draining pans periodically as it may overflow at times.
Worn-out Pipes – Pipes are often the source of water leaks as it is always subject to wear and tear over time. It can lead to burst pipes.
Toilet Leaks – Toilets commonly produces water leaks. Check for any hissing sound, it may be a leak.
Taps, Showers and Hoses – Like toilets, hissing sounds can give you a clue for any leaks.