The most common sign of an early water leak is a sudden spike in your monthly water bill. Residential water damage, such as stains or leaks, can take several months to develop. More often than not, they are the result of a perforated pipe in your ceiling or wall. Because the damage is generally quite minor, these slow drips take time to cause any noticeable damage. Of course, a faulty pipe could also burst at any moment, flooding your home with hundreds of gallons of water in a matter of minutes. The only defense against inundation is to contact a leak detection professional as soon as possible.
Most plumbing leak repairs are relatively minor at first. There’s a drip here or a drop there, but nothing that can’t be cleaned up in a jiffy or caught with a pot or a pan. Of course, they almost always get worse over time. Whether in our ceilings or walls, leaks are degenerative and do not disappear if ignored. Even a tiny one can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage if left untreated. Contrary to popular belief, leaks can occur in homes of nearly any age.
While it is true plumbing problems are more common in older abodes, poor or improper construction or corrosion caused by inferior materials, especially the pipes, can result in water damage, even in relatively new homes. Ground movement is also an issue, since it can cause pipe damage at any time! If the problem is not addressed, major repairs may be required. Our experienced professionals know exactly where to look for leaks. It also doesn’t hurt that they have access to state-of-the-art equipment and the latest training programs. Their goal is not only to lower your monthly water bill, but also save you beaucoup bucks on costly repairs.
No matter how durable or tough, all types of pipe material can leak. Our trained technicians have detected deficiencies in ductile iron, galvanized steel, copper, and all kinds of plastic pipes in every conceivable location, including above or below the ground. And each time they do, they save the homeowner money! When in the hands of a true professional, the leak detection equipment we employ is incredibly accurate. It can locate large pipeline leaks buried under feet of soil, or tiny drips in your freezer’s icemaker line. No job is too large or too small for our experienced leak technicians.