When it comes to your kitchen, there are different kinds of problems that can crop up. Some of them will have to do with the different fixtures in your house. While others may have to do with the infrastructure itself such as walls and tiles and so on.


And yet others will have to do with the plumbing. Even if you take the different kinds of leaks that can occur, the main ones probably are:

  • Gas leaks
  • Air leaks
  • Leaks that allow loss of heating or cooling and
  • Plumbing leaks.

All of them can cause large-scale damage if left unchecked. It is therefore important to know how to detect leaks in your kitchen and repair the same. If one were to look at plumbing leaks, they can cause:

  • Large scale damage to tiles
  • Increase in water bills and of course
  • Wastage of water as a resource itself.

So, how to detect leaks in kitchen and repair? Here are a few things that you can keep in mind.

Calling in the professional

This is an extremely easy thing to do because they will have cutting-edge technology which allows them to detect difficult leaks in the kitchen. For instance, not all leaks are visible. If you look at a dripping faucet, then you know that even you can fix the leak if you have the right tools and know-how. But sometimes, the leak is not visible.

You can get an idea about whether your kitchen has developed any kind of leakage by looking at your water bill. If your consumption has been pretty normal but the bill has suddenly gone up, then you can be pretty sure that there is some kind of a leak unseen and invisible. Calling in the professionals will mean that they can do things like ultrasound leak detection which will result in minimum damage when it comes to repair work.

Looking for signs

Some areas may show signs of a leakage rather easily. For instance, most homes have a lot of storage space under the kitchen sink. Whenever you access this storage space, you can always check to see if the floor is dry and clean. If it is in this condition, then you have nothing to worry about.

However, if the floor seems damp and you are constantly getting this “wet and dank” smell, then the chances are pretty high that the kitchen sink has developed some kind of a leak. Most simple leaks can easily be fixed with products such as epoxy putty that can be molded around the leak.

Regular inspection

It is also an extremely good idea to carry out regular inspections in places which are most likely to develop some kind of a leak. Some examples of such places are:

  • Under and around the bath tub
  • Beneath the kitchen sink
  • In shower cubicles
  • In and around drains
  • Around toilets as well.

With diligent regular inspection, you can certainly save yourself a lot of time and effort and money in repairing leaks as well. The sooner you detect and fix leaks, the less the damage and lower the costs of repairs.

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