Water leaks in your home: how to prevent and find them before they cause serious damage
Worried about water leaks causing damage to your home? Craig Foster, from LeakBot, offers this advice…
Water leaks are a common occurrence in the UK. Data collected by LeakBot devices has found that 43% of UK homes have suffered leaks, which amounts to around 50% of the total costs paid out by home insurers each year!
How can you prevent water leaks in your home?
It’s particularly important at this time of year to make sure that any pipes next to exterior walls are properly lagged and insulated to prevent them freezing and cracking. It’s also a good idea to check regularly weak points such as the stop tap, feed pipes to appliances and toilets for signs of leaking, such as dampness.
How can you tell where a water leak is coming from?
Perhaps the trickiest piece of this puzzle is that the most leaks are not the sudden, explosive bursts that we imagine. They’re often small, hidden and hard to detect. Fortunately, leak detection devices are available to monitor your property’s plumbing 24/7. Leak detection technology can save thousands of pounds in insurance claims, as well as prevent the damage that leaks can cause to your home. Some devices will also put you in touch with a plumber who can find and fix the problem.
LeakBot is working with a number of UK insurers to roll out our patented leak detection technology to customers as part of their home insurance cover – so ask your insurer if they provide devices such as LeakBot! LeakBot costs £149.