Leaks can take place absolutely anywhere and in the most hard to reach places, including walls, or under the foundation. Knowing how to do leak detection is an essential plumbing skill. Making an error during leak detection, can be really expensive, as missing the spot, even by a small amount, can force you to do a lot of extra unneeded repairs. Hiring the right plumbing repair service the first time can save a lot of time, money, and frustration.
Pipe leaks can occur regardless of the age of your plumbing. They can cause a wide variety of issues before you even realize there is a leak. Damage can become really significant, before there are any visible signs. Our expert plumbers have the skills and experience you need to help with indoor or outdoor leaks.
Wet spots are a clear sign that there is a leak. You may see areas that are damp, discolored or stained. Wet spots can show up anywhere including underneath and around sinks, around toilets, walls, carpeting, and other flooring.
If your water bill suddenly increases, it could be a sign of a leak. Water bill spikes can be from seasonal changes, such as extra water on the lawn during warmer months, but if this is not the case you should inspect for leaks.
Leaks cause dampness which can trigger mold or mildew to grow. You may be able to see mold visibly, or it could leave a musty smell behind. Even with a very clean home, leaks will still cause mold and mildew to develop. If you see mold anywhere, check for leaks.
Foundation cracks can be caused by plumbing leaks. As leaking pipes drip steadily into the foundation, it can cause expansion and contraction and slow deterioration of the foundation.
If you are hearing sounds of water running or dripping, but can’t see the cause, it may be a sign of a hidden leak.
Our plumbing pros use advanced leak detection methods including electronic leak detection to find the exact point of the leak. Being precise really matters. Sometimes the location of the leak with be different than an area of dampness.