Pipe Leak Detection Tips
... finding a leak in a piping system!
is a specialized skill requiring years of training and experience. Our professionals
are able to deal with any plumbing repair situation or emergency you might face.
why wait for an emergency? There are things you can do for yourself to head
off major problems by keeping your eyes open. Here are some things to watch
for that may be clues that your pipes may be suffering a leak. These tips could
help you avert unnecessary repairs.
Signs that you may have
a pipe leak:
Water bills that seem
Water meter readings
changing when not using water.
Sewer backup problems
that become chronic.
Running toilets and
Running water sounds
when nothing is in use.
Spongy, soft, or discolored
Musty odors from floors,
walls near drains, or sewers.
Cracked, or unusually
damp foundation or slab.
Warm areas on concrete
floors, mildew, or excessive moisture under carpets.
In the yard, particularly
wet or moist areas that are unusually wet or moist, often with very healthy
(or unusual) plant or grass growth.
Warning signs of hidden
leaks in pools and spas:
Cracks and gaps in
the pool shell, or concrete deck, or a settling of the whole pool or spa structure
into the ground.
Automatic filler that
constantly releasing water.
Loose or falling tiles
or pool deck cracks.
Algae formation too
soon after a chemical treatment.
Loss of 1/8 inch of
water or more in 24 hours. Very hot weather could mean evaporation, but consistent
losses on this scale should be checked by a professional.
Water Leak Detection Systems
you find a leak in your piping system have it attended to right away before
the problem becomes more serious, and more costly to fix!