Water leaks can go unnoticed for weeks, if not months, and can have a devastating effect on décor and even the structure of the building if left untreated. It is not uncommon for leaks under floors to rot structural timber, such as joists and bearers, which is why the issue must be addressed as soon as it is made apparent.
Leaks from baths and showers, caused by poor sealant or defective waste traps, are a common cause of water marks on ceilings. Damaged central heating pipes, hot & cold feeds and waste pipes can also be origins of water leaks.
If you suspect a leak in your home, try to monitor when it is as it’s worst. If the leak appears worse when you take a shower or bath, then the seals or waste pipes could be at fault. If the pressure on your heating system is constantly dropping, there could be a leak somewhere on the central heating circuit. Information such as this can be useful when it come’s to locating a leak.
If you notice a water mark on a wall or ceiling, don’t delay in calling ASP Plumbing & Heating Services. We are experienced in locating household leaks and can usually diagnose the problem within an hour.
In the event of a burst pipe or major leak, try to locate your stopcock as quickly as possible. This will shut off the water supply to your property and can usually be found under the kitchen sink or within a water main cover outside of the property. Turning the stopcock clockwise will shut off the supply, however stopcocks often seize up when not used over a period of years. In this instance you will need to contact a professional plumber to shut off the supply before the repair is carried out.
If you can smell gas in your home, or are worried a carbon monoxide leak from a gas appliance, you must notify the National Grid immediately.
The National Grid will often locate the leak and then cut off the gas supply to your home, at which point you will need to contact a Gas Safe engineer to repair the leak and reinstate the gas supply.
We are trained and qualified to locate gas leaks on pipework and appliances, repair the leak and have you back up and running in no time.