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Vancouver Restoration Company Malkin Cleaners Present: Hunting the Leak – a Quick Guide to Locating Leaks Around Kitchens and Bathrooms

April 04, 2016

They might seem as if they pose little danger, but the first signs of a leak – a dripping faucet or a small stain or the wall – can lead to significant structural problems that impact the safety of a property. That’s why it’s so important that property owners have a clear understanding on how to locate leaks in and around their home. In this article, the trusted specialists at Vancouver restoration company Malkin Cleaners present their guide to locating leaks around home kitchens and bathrooms.

Review Appliances Closely

A home’s appliances feature numerous hoses and other components that can fail over time, allowing the water they use to make its way into the home environment. It’s important that the following appliances are analyzed regularly for potential leaks:

• Dishwashers

Homeowners should check for leaks under the sink where the hose connects to the property’s water supply. They should also review the base of the dishwasher for signs of pooling water.

• Sinks

Caulking around sinks can deteriorate over time. Property owners should check caulking areas for gaps and review the pipes underneath the sink for signs of small leaks.

• Refrigerators

Refrigerators with ice makers can be a challenging source of home leaks. When checking their system, owners should ensure the hose connection is tightly secured to the attached water supply.

• Analyze Bathroom Spaces

The running water in the bathroom can be the source of a number of leak issues. As such, homeowners should conduct a full inspection of all bathroom equipment to ensure leaks are quickly sourced. Check the following to protect the home:

• Bathtubs and Showers

By replacing cracked grout around their bathtubs and showers, homeowners can ensure that water from the supply line doesn’t make it inside and around the tap space. Check for blocked drains and other issues and then call a plumber if a piping problem is suspected.

• Sinks

Review the spaces underneath sinks for signs of pooling water. Pooling water indicates that the supply line or the pipe connected the sink to the supply line could be leaking, causing a potential flooding issue.

• Toilets

Toilets are a leading source of water leaks within the home. Homeowners may notice that their water consumption rises significantly if they have a toilet leak. Another sure sign of a toilet leak or clog issue often highlighted by Vancouver restoration company specialists  is pooling water around the base of the toilet.

By understanding the common signs of leaks within their kitchen and bathroom spaces, property owners can proactively prevent damage to their home. To learn more on how to analyze the home space for leaks, speak with the team at Vancouver restoration company Malkin Cleaners directly at (604) 970-9052or visit their business website at www.malkincleaners.com.