Posted by John Fasoldt on 16:53:04 8/11/2014 from 188.8.131.52:
In reply to: Re: I'm Back... posted by Marcia on 14:27:35 8/11/2014 from 184.108.40.206:
Marcia, to my knowledge, very small leaks wouldn't register in real time, talk to your water company for confirmation. Even a "bleeding" leak would be enough, over time, to satisfy the ant's needs.
Not only that, but condensation wouldn't register at all, and that would also be enough, depending on the substrate immediately next to the piping.
Unfortunately, this kind of thing could only be confirmed by direct observation, so unless you have reason to get in there, the only way you'll know is if the ants continue to appear. That's the reason I said not to caulk or seal these areas, it will delay your proof of activity.
An occasional appearance of ants, might not indicate any leaks, but a continuing problem would be suspicious.
Wait and watch, keep a log, and see what happens before you do anything drastic.
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