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How to identify (and prevent) pipe leaks

Capetonians are encouraged to save as much water as possible as the city continues to face water restrictions.

One such way to save is by ensuring that there are no leakages in your home.

Leak detection specialist Allan Wilson offers advice on how residents can maintain their households to avoid plumbing issues.

He says visible copper piping with green spots and puffy or powder residue on walls are a cause for concerns and require professional inspection.

Plumbing leaks are mostly caused substandard piping or poor workmanship.

Allan Wilson, DIY class instructor and leak detection specialist

Listen to his expert advice below:


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