Plumbing leak detection is a difficult task for any homeowner. These leaks can be hard to identify and can occur in plumbing housed within your walls or under your floors. Luckily, the experienced leak detectors at The Waterboy can get to the bottom of even the most hard-to-find leaks. We act quickly to locate the origin of the leak. We can also assist you in filing a claim with your homeowners’ insurance provider, and in finding a professional and reliable plumber to repair the leak.
How do I know if I have a plumbing leak?
A great trick for determining if you have a plumbing leak is to monitor your water bill. Even if you are a renter and you are not responsible for your water bill, you can still check the water meter to determine whether you’ve undergone an extreme increase in water usage. If your water use has drastically increased in the absence of other factors, a leak could be at fault! When you suspect a leak, don’t panic! You can repair many leaks quickly and cost-effectively.
What is the most common plumbing leak?
The most common plumbing problem is a running toilet. That’s right, the most common “leak” isn’t actually a leak at all. Running toilets can cause high water bills, noise in your plumbing, and it’s bad for the environment. If you think your toilet is leaking, we recommend lifting the tank cover to listen for the sound of constant filling. In fact, typically the culprit is an old flapper or a leaky fill valve. You can quickly repair this problem at home and on a budget.
What are the challenges of determining the source of a plumbing leak?
Plumbing leaks tend to appear in the service line. The service line is the piping that runs under your yard and connects to your water meter. As a result, it can be particularly difficult to find the source of the leak without causing unnecessary damage to your yard and walls. Plumbing leaks are relatively common and they can appear in both hot and cold water piping. It’s important to tackle leaks as soon as they appear. If left unattended, water leaks can lead to the growth of mold and mildew.
How can our team help?
We’ll arrive at your home quickly and fully prepared to begin leak detection. We respect your time and your home, so we arrive on schedule and get to work right away. Our state-of-the-art technology helps us locate the source of the leak quickly and non-invasively. From thermal imaging to ultrasonic sound tracing to pressure testing, we’ll find a way to get to the bottom of the problem! After we have completed the job, we leave your home exactly as we found it, so there’s no mess to clean up when we leave our worksite. Best of all, leak detection and repair services are typically covered by your homeowners’ insurance policy. We have decades of experience dealing with insurance companies, and we’ll help you complete the paperwork you need for your claim.
Did you know…?
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, leaking bathroom plumbing that drips twice every minute will waste over 100 gallons of water in the course of a year. To illustrate, that’s the same amount of water it would take to run your dishwasher 12 times! It’s important to take care of leaks quickly while avoiding unnecessary damage to existing plumbing. When in doubt, get professional plumbing leak detection services!