Dealing With Leak Emergencies During COVID-19

May 29th, 2020

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Household leaks are one of the most dangerous challenges in a building especially during this period of COVID19.

A house leak can be a serious inconvenience to your home and family. Many leaks can be fixed easily and quickly before they result in a major calamity. Left unchecked, some leaks are disastrous and can not only damage your valuable property but also create an environment where mold can start to grow.

During this period of COVID19 social distancing, many people are staying at home to avoid the spread of the virus. You should check your house carefully to see whether there are some leaks.

Leaks can comprise not just the safety, but also the structural integrity of your house.

Here are the common sources of household leaks.

Toilet Leak

According to the research done by the American Water Works Association (AWWA), toilets use 27 percent of daily water usage. Toilets can easily spring leaks and should be repaired by a specialist.

A toilet leak can occur at different points around the tank or from the water supply. Some common leaks come from wax ring and flange which are near the base.

A major problem associated with toilets leaking around the base is that the leak can be slow and subtle, and you may not notice it right away. Much more can be leaking below the floor damaging the subfloor.

Refrigerator

If you have an ice maker or a water dispenser, your refrigerator can have irritating leaks.

Leaks can damage not just your appliances, but also your walls and floors.

Washing Machine

Washing machines use a lot of water. Newer washing machines use 15 to 30 gallons of water, while the older ones use 29 to 45 gallons per load. Where the leaks occur depend on whether you have a top or front-loading washer.

While you're spending a lot of time at home, we urge to look around carefully and contact us if you have a leak. We can fix it. Don't let a leak emergency ruin your home.

604FixLeak offers leak detection, plumbing repairs and restoration services in the Greater Vancouver area.

If you have any questions about this article or need some help with a leak in your home or office, call us today at (604) 349-5325.

Links

https://protect.iu.edu/emergency-planning/procedures/spills-leaks-odors.html 


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