Leaks can be dramatic, and they can be insidious. Sometimes the symptoms will be so evident that you’ll notice immediately, but it’s also possible for weeks or months to go by before you figure it out. That’s why the best way to shed your leak worries is to make detection services a priority for the new year.
The Power of Being Proactive
The phrase “prevention is the best cure” is accurate in almost any industry, including plumbing. It’s much better to replace a faulty pipe or weak connection before it floods your entire home than it is to clean up the mess after. Residential and commercial plumbing systems are a lot more complicated than you might think. There are a lot of moving pieces and potential problems.
As a home or business owner, leak detection and other proactive solutions can provide remarkable return on investment. A proper maintenance plan can cut plumbing emergencies down to a fraction of what they were and helps avoid embarrassing or inconvenient emergencies in the workplace.
The Dangers of Winter Leaks
The cold weather of the New Year is a perfect time to think about leak detection due to the elevated risk factors. Florida may enjoy some of the balmiest summers in the entire country, but many areas can still experience sub-freezing temperatures during January and February.
Temperatures below freezing can put your pipes, fixtures, and appliances in serious jeopardy if they aren’t enclosed in an insulated space. Plumbing problems during winter are also more challenging due to the hardness of the ground. It’s often difficult to conduct any kind of excavation when the dirt is hardened by frost. It’s also a bad time to be ripping up walls and floors to conduct major repairs on a burst pipe.
Why Leak Detection?
Leaks are one of only a few visible signs of a plumbing problem alongside malfunctioning fixtures and clogged drains. It could be nothing more than an old fitting that needs to be replaced, but it could also indicate a much larger or long-term underlying issue. Leak detection is a non-invasive way to identify potential problems and put your finger on the pulse of your plumbing system without causing a major disruption.
Plumbing systems need maintenance, inspections, and routine care if you want to get the most out of their lifespan. Do yourself a favor, and set your New Year off on the right foot with exceptional leak detection services from Lions Leak Detection.