How Can I Determine If A Leak Is Inside Or Outside?

A leak in your home can look small, but could end up causing a sizable amount of water damage. If you have a leak in your home, the most important thing to do is to locate the source. To do this, you will first need to be able to determine whether the source is coming from inside or outside of your home. To do this, there are several tips that you should follow to help you to identify the location of the leak source. 

Turn off Interior Water Source

The first tip to follow to determine whether the leak is inside or coming from outside is to turn off all of the water in your home. All homes should have a water valve that can turn off all water into the home. If you turn the water off and the leak stops shortly thereafter it is a good indication that the leak is coming from inside your home. However, if the leak continues to flow, there is a good chance the source is from the outside. 

Consider Location of Leak

Another tip that could help you to determine whether the leak is coming from inside or outside is to consider the location of the leak. If the leak is coming from a ceiling in a room of your house that happens to be below a bathroom, kitchen, or other prominent sources of water, it could be a strong indication that the leak is from an interior pipe or a crack in a fixture. 

Affect by Weather

Another tip that could help you to figure out how to whether the leak is coming from inside or outside is the affect that weather has on the leak. If the leak seems to be the most active during and after a rain event, there is a good chance that the leak is coming from the outside. On the other hand, if the weather does not have any impact on the lease, then it is likely coming from an interior source that needs to be addressed and fixed.

If you're looking for Florida leak detection services, contact the team at the Leak Doctor today. From water leaks to slab leak detection, we can help. 

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