How to prevent water leaks

Water leaks can potentially cause huge issues and extensive damage. This can particularly be the case if they have gone undetected for weeks or even months. If you are situated in Whitstable, Ramsgate, Canterbury and Herne Bay, our team of plumbers at Atom Gas Ltd is on standby to help you. We specialise in many different plumbing services, so get in touch by calling us on 01227 678047.

how to prevent water leaks

4 ways to prevent a water leak

Preventing a water leak in the first instance can save you money and unnecessary hassle and stress. Here is our expert advice on preventing water leaks in your home.

 Visual inspection

A leak can often go undetected because it mainly occurs in hidden areas. It is advisable to check the seals on your appliances from time to time. The seals on items such as your washing machine, dishwasher, sinks and toilets have the potential to let water into your home if they are not maintained properly. The water hoses on these appliances can get blocked, rusted or damaged over time. You can check for any damp areas where these items are situated in your home. If you have any concerns or want some professional guidance, please don’t hesitate to contact the plumbing services department here at Atom Gas Ltd.

Auto shut-off valve

Getting your local plumber to install an auto shut-off valve at your property can be another option. An auto shut-off valve works by swiftly shutting the valve, stopping all water supply to that particular appliance.  This could save you costly bills if your pipework develops a sudden, serious leak. 

Smart leak detectors

A smart leak detection system is highly advised by the plumbers at Atom Gas Ltd. The initial cost of buying the equipment and its installation will massively outweigh the costs of a water leak and the consequential damage that can occur. When a leak occurs, the smart leak detection system will automatically detect it straight away. It will notify you on your smartphone. This allows you to contact your local plumber, limiting further damage to your property. 

Speak with a professional plumber

If you believe you may have a water leak or you would like more information on preventing one, please contact our plumbers on 01227 678047. Our team from Atom Gas Ltd are local to the Herne Bay, Canterbury, Ramsgate and Whitstable areas.