Leaky Pipes Whether your regular inspection reveals a puddle under a pipe or you get an unpleasant surprise when you reach under your sink, leaks can be a costly nuisance. Leaks usually happen at joints, which is why commercial joint fillers and fitting compounds occupy plenty of shelf space in your local hardware store and […]
Pictured here is a basement where a water broke due to the extreme temperatures. Luckily, the leak was caught quickly, and thus the damage was limited. Be sure to insulate pipes and keep even rooms with minimum use warm.
Sources of air leaks in your home. Areas that leak air into and out of your home cost you a lot of money. The areas listed in the illustration are the most common sources of air leaks. Air leaks can waste a lot of your energy dollars. One of the quickest energy– and money-saving tasks […]
You may already know where some air leakage occurs in your home, such as an under-the-door draft, but you’ll need to find the less obvious gaps to properly air seal your home. For a thorough and accurate measurement of air leakage in your home, hire a qualified technician to conduct an energy assessment, particularly a blower door test. […]
BUILDING PRESSURIZATION TEST If you are having difficulty locating leaks, you may want to conduct a basic building pressurization test to increase infiltration through cracks and leaks, making them easier to detect: Turn off all combustion appliances such as gas burning furnaces and water heaters on a cool, very windy day. Shut all windows, exterior […]
Spotting a leak sometimes can be quite difficult. But technology allows us to see through walls without opening them up to find potential problems. This is a thermal imaging shot showing a leak in the roof which was damaging the interior drywall. The previous owners prior to selling their home, covered up the issue with […]