What are the common signs of leaks?
A gushing pipe that's in plain sight is one of the more clearly obvious signs of a leak. However, this isn't the only sign you likely or probably have a leak. Other signs indicating a likely leak include:
- An unexplained drop in water pressure
- Water bills increasing and/or a meter that's constantly running
- Sudden issues with mold and mildew
- Wet spots in places close to where pipes are located
- Discoloration on walls, or peeling plaster
- Foundation or wall cracks
What causes leak issues?
Corrosion is a way pipes can deteriorate over time to the point where a leak forms. Leaks can also be due to moisture-seeking tree roots that get into small pipe openings and spread. Loose connections or pipe joints, rapid temperature changes, broken seals, significant clogs that increase pressure within pipes or on fixtures, and water pressure that's too high are among the other potential causes of leaks.
Why is professional leak detection necessary instead of DIY?
The equipment we need to accurately detect leaks without invasive processes isn't something most people can easily afford and obtain. In addition, it's not always easy to determine the actual source of a leak or to tell if there are multiple leaks within a single pipe. Our technicians have the experience and resources needed to accurately and promptly find all types of plumbing-related leaks.
What happens after verifying there is a leak?
Once a leak is confirmed, the next step we take is to recommend a way to stop it. This may involve replacing the pipe entirely, re-routing it, or accessing the affected part of the leaking pipe to make repairs. Trenchless repair techniques may also be advisable if conditions are right.
How can leaks be prevented?
Due to the many possible factors involved, it's not possible to prevent all leaks. What you can do, however, is be diligent about how you care for your pipes. Contacting us for routine inspections is one way to do this. Being proactive about repairs is another way to keep pipes and fixtures in good shape to reduce leak risks.
Call Our Leak Detection Experts Today
Even if you're not sure if you have a leak, don't hesitate to reach out to Hall's Plumbing. We'll let you know if there's a leak that needs prompt, expert attention. If a leak is found, we'll make the repairs required as efficiently and economically as possible. Contact our local team today for fast, accurate leak detection and repair service.