Leak Prevention in New Jersey
Expert plumbing protection available in Chatham, Summit & nearby
At Pipe Works Services, Inc., not only do we repair your plumbing but we also protect your home against plumbing leaks. Our leak inspections and protection solutions can prevent costly water damage and assure your home isn't wasting water.
We proudly offer our leak prevention services throughout New Jersey, including Chatham, Madison, Summit, and nearby. Schedule an estimate to learn more!
Benefits of installing a water leak detection system
The longer a leak goes undetected, the more damage it does to your home. Water and moisture from a leak can contribute to mold growth that can ruin furniture, personal belongings, and threaten your home's structural integrity.
A water leak detector can reduce the risk of water damage by alerting you to problems quickly so you can act to prevent severe damage.
Professionally-installed water leak detection products
Pipe Works Services, Inc. offers an effective leak prevention solution to protect your home against costly water damage and avoid wasting water:
- Leak Defense
Since leaks go undetected, this can cause hazardous electrical issues, foundation damage, and mold growth. Slab leaks are almost impossible to detect without the Leak Defense system because there are usually no outward signs. An unidentified slab leak can cost thousands in wasted water and undermine a home's structure without any sign until it is too late.
Many insurers offer incentive programs to policyholders who have the Leak Defense System installed in their home.
How you can prevent plumbing leaks in your home
Kitchen sinks, washing machines, and frozen pipes are typical sources of leaks and water damage in homes. Here’s what to look for and how to prevent plumbing leaks and water damage.
- Check the kitchen sink trap and water-supply lines: Discoloration or staining in the cabinet under the sink are signs of a leak. Check the trap for moisture and use pliers to tighten the fittings if you feel wetness. Replace the trap if it’s corroded or damaged. Check the water-supply line connections to the faucet, dishwasher, or icemaker, for excessive moisture or bubbling water.
- Take steps to prevent flooding from a washing machine leak: Replace corroded, damaged, or worn out water hoses connected to your washing machine. The hoses should be replaced every three to five years to prevent leaks. A manual shut-off valve near the washing machine makes it easy to turn off the hot and cold water. Consider placing a pan under the washing machine in case of a leak. The pan should be connected to a drainpipe to prevent it from overflowing.
- Insulate pipes: Add insulation to water-supply lines in an unheated basement or crawl space to prevent the pipes from freezing.
- Install a water softener: It might sound strange, but softer water can help prevent plumbing leaks. The excessive minerals in hard water can corrode pipes, contributing to plumbing leaks. A build up of minerals inside the pipes can restrict water flow, increasing the pressure inside the pipe. The increase in pressure puts stress on the pipes that can cause water to leak from the fittings and joints. Have your water tested for hardness and consider installing a water softener to avoid hard water issues.
Schedule a leak prevention estimate
While the experts at Pipe Works Services, Inc. provide complete plumbing services, including emergency repairs, maintenance, fixture or appliance installation, and more, we also understand the importance of prevention. That is why we offer two leak prevention solutions that will protect your home from costly water damage and from wasting water.
We offer leak prevention estimates throughout New Jersey, including Chatham, Madison, Summit, Basking Ridge, Short Hills, Union, Millburn, Clifton, Somerset, Florham Park, and areas nearby. Click below to schedule yours today!