Water leaks are often easy to spot in your home, but there are other times when leaks can stay hidden and undetected. Have you noticed your water bills rising despite you not making any changes to your water usage? Or are you finding moist spots on a wall, or on the floor of your home where you didn’t before? It’s likely that there is a leak in one of your pipes, but it’s difficult to tell where the leak is without the proper tools. This means that if not detected by checking your water bill or noticing moisture, a leak can last for months if it’s not exposed. This is a huge leading cause of water waste for most people and can cause a spike in your water bill every month if left unattended.
A leak can cause irreparable damage to other parts of your home as well, as dripping fluids can eventually erode or ruin other materials and items in your home if exposed for too long to continual water flow. About 17 gallons of water per day are lost on average due to undetected internal water leaks. Even that dripping faucet you probably wrote off as no big deal can waste up to one thousand gallons of water lost per year. Toilets are also very common places for leaks to occur. Large leaks are noticeable because of the gurgling or hissing sound that may come from your toilet when you are not using it, but smaller toilet leaks are unnoticeable since you can’t physically see or hear them. Leaving this unrepaired can corrode other pipes even further and can be a source of water damage in the surrounding area. If you believe that a leak may be happening in a part of your home, we would recommend calling us or another certified leak detection company. The cost of an inspection and any repair will save you hundreds or even thousands by avoiding future damage!
Leak Detection Puyallup
A leak can happen for many reasons, but some of the most common reasons that leaks happen are due to old pipes failing, or poor installation practices that led to a pipe becoming loose or breaking. Even if the pipe only has clean water flowing in it, a leak can still cause extensive damage to your home and other connecting pipes. Leaks can happen even if you take the utmost care in maintaining your appliances. Regular wear and tear is also a determining factor in whether or not a leak can occur. A leak in a pipe carrying waste from your garbage disposal or connected to your sewer can lead to rotten and nasty fluids being fed into areas of your home they should never be. At the very least, this will result in a nasty smell carrying into your home, and at the worst can cause irreparable damage to floors, walls, and other personal items in your home. Here are some ways to check for leaks in your home on your own;
- Make a routine for regularly checking areas in your home that are more susceptible to leaks
- Check under the sink and the back of the cabinets. It’s also wise to schedule a yearly inspection with us to make sure all your bases are covered.
- Monitor your water bill
- If the bill is rising consistently and your water usage has not gone up or prices have not been raised, then you might have a hidden leak in your home.
- Check outside the home
- Leaks don’t just happen inside your home. Check all of the spigots on the outside of your home by attaching a hose and watching for leaks. This one oversight can cost you thousands of gallons of water lost a month.
- Check your water meter
- Turn off the water supply to your house and shut off all faucets and make sure there is no running water anywhere. If the meter begins to change, you have a possible leak.
Water Leak Detector Puyallup
Each one of our technicians is a leak detection expert and is experienced in finding where any leak is occurring and estimating how much it will cost to fix it. We are also equipped to repair the leak while we’re there, so you won’t have to call a different company to get it fixed after we work with you. We are here to be your one-stop shop for leak detection, repair, and any pipe replacement needed. Our plumbers are experts in leak detection and can help diagnose where the leak is occurring and how to fix it. We fix it while we’re there so you don’t have to call another company to get the problem taken care of. We are licensed for leak detection and pipe repair, replacement, and repiping and can be your reliable plumber for all parts of the leak detection and repair process. Even if you don’t need a leak repaired just quite yet, it is always recommended that we inspect the entirety of your household for any leaks or possible leaks at least once a year. That way we can catch a possible problem before it even begins and provide a solution with the best course of action. Your safety and peace of mind is our number one priority. We ensure extensive leak detection training for each one of our technicians and hands-on experience in the field so that we can provide outstanding service no matter what the issue may be. Our techs are prepared to handle the situation at hand and also address any other plumbing issues that may be linked to the root problem.
We use the most up-to-date leak detection tools for our Puyallup jobs and its surrounding areas, to make sure that we can quickly identify where a leak is coming from and provide an estimate for how much it will cost to fix. This helps us save your time and get to estimating how much it will cost to repair, and finish the job sooner. Call us today if you need help with leak detection!