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How to Find and Fix Leaks in Your Home Before Winter Worsens

November 4, 2023
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How to Find and Fix Leaks in Your Home Before Winter Worsens

Hello, dear customers of Apcon LLC! As winter is upon us, it’s crucial to ensure our homes are in top shape to withstand the cold weather. One common issue homeowners face during this season is water leaks. If left unchecked, these can lead to significant damage and costly repairs. Here’s a guide on how to find and fix leaks in your home before they get worse.

Identifying Leaks

Check Your Water Meter: One of the best ways to tell if you have a leak in some part of your plumbing is to check the water meter. If you see the meter changing when no water is being used, there’s probably a leak somewhere.

Monitor Your Usage: If winter has not yet brought freezing temperatures, check your water usage. If a family of four exceeds 12,000 gallons per month, there are serious leaks.

Inspect Your Exterior: Use a flashlight to look for water stains or discoloration on your walls, ceilings, and floors. Don’t forget to check outside as well. Puddles or unusually wet areas around your home can also indicate a leak.

Fixing Leaks

Apply Sealant: For minor leaks, a water sealant can be a quick fix. Make sure to apply it to both the interior and exterior of the leak.

Replace Damaged Parts: If a sealant isn’t enough, you may need to replace the damaged part of your pipe. This can be a DIY project if you’re comfortable with home repairs, or you can call a professional.

Call a Professional: If you can’t find the source of the leak, or if it’s extensive, it’s time to call in the professionals. At Apcon LLC, we’re always ready to assist you with your home repair needs.

Remember, the sooner you can identify and fix a leak, the better. Stay warm and safe this winter!