No homeowner wants to deal with a water leak in the home. Leaks can cause extensive damage. They are also often difficult to locate and require extensive repair that could leave you without the use of your plumbing system for an extended period of time.
Are you currently experiencing a water leak in your home? Here are some tips, tricks, and advice to navigate dealing with a plumbing leak:
Understand the Dangers Involved
If you are tempted to leave a minor water leak unchecked, consider the extensive problems you are exposing yourself to. Some of the most significant problems resulting from plumbing leaks in the home include:
Rising water bills since water is leaking and getting wasted.
Mold growth in the location of the leak and anywhere water is dripping.
Rot and structural damage from water dripping and leaking from the pipes.
Any number of these issues could cause significant damage to your home. Mold growth alone could prevent you from selling a property and could also lead to dangerous health problems with your family. These are just a few of the reasons why you should always get water leaks repaired in a timely fashion, regardless of how severe the problem is.
Hire a Professional to Find the Source
If you suspect a leak, it’s imperative that you get immediate help from a professional. You may have an idea of the general area affected by the leak, but a professional plumber can tell you the exact location and source of the problem. With several advanced methods, we quickly and efficiently pinpoint the problem to develop the best solution possible. Some of the most effective water leak detection methods we use include:
Meter Testing: Using a special tool, we measure the water pressure in your pipe and compare it to a healthy pipe to identify a leak.
Dig and Drill: When we already have an idea of the source of the leak, we will dig and drill to expose the problem and offer a quick repair.
Infrared Cameras: An infrared camera allows us to take multiple pictures of the pipe in order to locate the leak.
Invest in Professional Preventative Maintenance
A good offense is the best defense when it comes to preventing water leaks in your home. Working with a professional plumber on a regular basis will make sure your pipes are in good condition and not leaking. Some of the best maintenance you can invest in to prevent leaks include professional inspections to point out any future problem areas, and professional drain cleaning.
Drain cleaning is one of the best services for homeowners in the area because it prevents debris and grease from building up in the pipes and drains. This keeps the plumbing system moving smoothly and prevents unexpected issues. In addition to timely repairs, we also recommend repiping if the issue is extensive enough. Repiping entails removing the old problematic pipes and replacing them with new, reliable pipes that will not leak. This service is often touted as expensive but can often save homeowners hundreds or thousands of dollars on future repairs and utility bills.