How to determine leakage in underfloor pipes?

The underfloor heating system is a very nice thing. Especially in Canada. It retains heat in the rooms and evenly distributes it, making the stay in the house more comfortable and beneficial to health. If your system is new, then there will most likely be no problems with leaks.

Modern pipes made of polymers are particularly strong and durable. But with older systems that used metal piping, problems often arise after prolonged use. The main signs that pipes are leaking and need urgent repairs are described below.

legs on underfloor heating system

Floor damage with underfloor heating system

Tile install from Vancouver know that when water starts to flow out of pipes, it inevitably seeps into concrete, onto tiles or other flooring material. If you notice wet spots on the floor or ceiling, mold at the base of the walls, damp carpets or deformed parquet, it's time to open the floor and look for leaks.

Sudden change in pressure

If the standard pressure in the system suddenly drops (without problems with water supply), this can be caused by leakage. Due to the hole in the pipe, the boiler cannot pump hot water under the same pressure as before.

More expenses

Leakage means that the underfloor heating system will require an increased amount of water. Because of this, you will have to pay more for cold water and for heating it. Many people do not monitor the water meter too closely. Therefore, the problem can not be paid attention at first. If the numbers in the checks are constantly increasing, you need to look for the reason.

Extraneous sounds

Tile setter from Vancouver suggest that leaks are often accompanied by specific sounds. You can hear hissing, clicking, dripping and gurgling sounds. Especially clearly they appear at night, in silence. If you suspect a leak, listen to the floor in different places with a stethoscope.

Mineral deposits

Due to leakage, more water flows through the boiler. Therefore, the accumulation of mineral deposits in the device is accelerated. If during regular inspection you notice mineral deposits of gray, yellow, or some other color, you should call the wizard in the near future for a more careful diagnosis of the warm floor.

If you are still using old metal pipes, it's time to replace them with new products from polymeric materials.

Tile replacement


Tile replacement

It often happens that the repair of a warm floor is accompanied by the repair of the entire floor. Almost always, underfloor heating is under the tiles.

If you find the exact place of the leak, then it is quite possible that you won’t have to remove all the tiles. Then the tile setter from Vancouver will carefully change the tile.
If, as a result of replacing a warm floor, it was necessary to disassemble the entire floor, then it is worth re-laying the tile. You can consult with the master what tile to put.

Tile setter from Vancouver will do the repair job quickly and efficiently.

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