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How to Avoid a Water Leak Within a Power Supply

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Water leaks are a major cause for concern for many home owners and businesses, as they can cause great damage. The most common causes of water leakage within a power supply are:

  • Broken seals on appliances and taps
  • Clogged lines and pipes
  • Tree roots intruding into property and grounds
  • Excess water pressure
  • Loose connectors
  • Corrosion
  • Damaged pipe joints
  • Clogged gutters
  • Extreme temperature changes (particularly during winter)

Full Maintenance

When asked how to avoid a water leak, the best advice that anyone can give you is to maintain all of your water systems adequately.

Routine checks should be carried out on all water systems and any damage should be repaired straight away, rather than waiting for and allowing small problems to turn in to bigger (and more expensive)nissues.

Examples of checks that should be carried out include flushing a quarter of the water from your storage tank every 3 months, checking water pressure and temperate at least every 6 months and inspecting the anode rod on a water tank every 3-4 years.

Special Care During Winter

Special care should be taken if you live in an area that faces extreme weather conditions, as cold water and ice can make water pipes very vulnerable to leaks and bursts. If you are going away on holiday you should consider shutting off the water valve that controls how water enters your home.

As well as looking after the inside of your home, when it comes to preventing water damage you should also check the outside of your home. Broken or cluttered gutters can become a real problem during Winter, as heavy rain will not be able to flow away from your home.

If you feel comfortable checking your gutters yourself, then you should make sure to do so at least once a year or hire a roof maintenance expert to inspect it for you.

Water Leak Detection Systems

water leak detectionA water leak detection system is specifically designed to identify leaks, and on some products, turn off the water supply once a leak is detected. Whether you have water systems in bathrooms, sump tanks, kitchens, rooms with air conditioning or office spaces, a leak detection system can be a lifesaver.

A leak detection alarm can detect up to 16 ‘leak zones’ at any one time and will alert you to any leaks before they become real problems. Single zone detectors are available alongside multi zone detectors and both offer great value for money.

A water leak detection system is one of the best ways to prevent water damage. It is recommended no matter how much maintenance you carry out on your property. Detections systems are available for a variety of environments and an expert will help you decide which system is most suitable for your needs.

If you want to fully understand how to avoid a water leak within a power supply, CMR Electrical is at hand for all of the advice that you need. Contact us today.

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