Will My Insurance Company Cover Damages From A Water Leak?

Do you know if the damages caused by the leak behind the kitchen sink are covered by your insurance? If you think you are covered, you may want to think again!

That slow drip that you never even noticed until a stain on the drywall may end up costing you big. Cast iron pipes are another concern for homeowners in Central Florida and Atlanta area. 

How can a home or business owner avoid paying for these costly damages?

Will My Insurance Company Cover Damages From A Water Leak? - Water Leak Detection Blog - Orlando, Florida | Leak Doctor - pic4Be Mindful

The easiest way to save money is to actively look for potential water leaks. Be on the look out for higher than normal water bills, inspect any exposed pipes, listen for the sound of water when all appliances are turned off, warm areas on the flooring, unusual puddles in the yard, stains on the walls, a musty odor, and mold. 

If you notice any of these signs, take action. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends home and business owners to take a step further by taking these steps:

A good method to check for leaks is to examine your winter water usage. It's likely that a family of four has a serious leak problem if its winter water use exceeds 12,000 gallons per month.

Check your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same, you probably have a leak.

One way to find out if you have a toilet leak is to place a drop of food coloring in the toilet tank. If the color shows up in the bowl within 10 minutes without flushing, you have a leak. Make sure to flush immediately after this experiment to avoid staining the tank.

Leaky faucets can be fixed by checking faucet washers and gaskets for wear and replacing them if necessary.

If your toilet is leaking, the cause is often an old, faulty toilet flapper. Over time, this inexpensive rubber part decays, or minerals build up on it. It's usually best to replace the whole rubber flapper—a relatively easy, inexpensive do-it-yourself project that pays for itself in no time.

Check your garden hose for leaks at its connection to the spigot. If it leaks while you run your hose, replace the nylon or rubber hose washer and ensure a tight connection to the spigot using pipe tape and a wrench.

If you suspect your home or business has a water leak take action!

If you cannot locate the water leak, contact the professionals at the Leak Doctor. Locating the leak without digging up the floor or breaking into walls will end up saving you more money than you realize.

Need to Locate a Plumbing Leak Fast?

Here in Central Florida, plumbing leaks waste about 14 out of every 100 gallons of water! We are talking about clean drinking water. Where is it all going? While some of it ends up going into the ground, much of it ends up between walls, behind...

Detecting Atlanta Plumbing Leaks Made Easy!

Detecting water leaks in your Atlanta area home or business is easier than you think! Many plumbing leaks are easy to track down and repair. Others may be more difficult, but with the help from the Leak Doctor, they can be located and repaired with...

Atlanta Area Plumbing & Water Leak Detection

Anyone who has a home or business in the Atlanta area understands that problems seem to come out of no where. A plumbing leak is one of those things where one day your water pipes seem to be working fine, no worries. The next day you find...

Atlanta Area Water Slab and Plumbing Leaks

How can I find a plumbing leak, even if it is underneath my concrete slab foundation?  This is a question we get all the time at the Atlanta Leak Doctor. The fact is, it only takes a small plumbing intrusion to add up to major damage and...

Detecting Water Leaks in Central Florida

Let’s face it, plumbing leaks in Central Florida end up costing home and business owners money.  Losing water means losing money! While most piping materials are known for their durability, their weakness is pinholes leaks A...

Orlando Slab and Plumbing Leak Detection

Slab leaks have become a big issue in Central Florida. Many home and business owners are experiencing either a higher than normal water bill, warm or damp areas on the floor, unexplained mold or mildew, pooling water where it shouldn’t, low...

Orlando Water/Plumbing Leak Detection Reviews

The Leak Doctor is proud to serve Central Florida. Locating water and plumbing leaks is more important than ever!  Water damage can be very misleading, sneaking into the smallest crevasses and trapping pockets of saturation. Undetected dampness...

Central Florida/Orlando Water & Plumbing Leaks

As a home or business owner here in Central Florida, you need to protect your property from damage. Unfortunately, water leaks typically happen behind the scenes, unnoticeable to the property owner. Whether they are behind the wall or under a...

The Leak Doctor can find your leak and fix it fast!
Call us today at (407) 426-9995 or (678) 251-7487 or use our quick and easy contact form to schedule your inspection. We service Orlando, The Villages, Tampa, Daytona Beach, Winter Park and the surrounding Central Florida area, in addition to the greater Atlanta, Georgia area.