How Do Plumbers Find a Leaky Pipe?

Most often, you will never see a leak from a pipe in your home. However, you will see the effects of a leaky pipe. When you call a plumber for leak repair, how do they find where the cause of the problem originates without taking out all your walls? The answer lies in technology and the plumber’s expertise.

Signs That You Have a Leaky Pipe

Though most pipe leaks happen under the slab or inside the walls, you may notice some signs of a leak somewhere in your home. Look for the following signs that you might have a leak:

  • Cold areas on the slab
  • Mold on the walls
  • Blistering paint
  • Sagging portions of the ceiling
  • Suddenly higher water bills without corresponding increase in the use
  • Lower water pressure

One thing to consider, though, is where you notice water stains may not directly correlate to the location of the leak. Water can travel from the leak down walls or along the pipe to show up as a stain far away. Therefore, trust a plumber to find the origin of the leak.

Damage a Leaky Pipe Can Do to Your Home

Water leaks don’t repair themselves. And, over time, damage from the leak will worsen. Did you know that the cost of repairing water damage can range from $1,202 to $5,118?

If your home has a leaky pipe, getting the leak fixed sooner can prevent more severe harm from happening. The water can spread along the pipe to your ceiling, floor, and walls, impacting everything along the way. Potential effects of a leaky pipe include mold, mildew, wood rot, drywall damage, carpeting damage, electrical shorts, and other structural harm.

Tools Plumbers Use to Locate a Leaky Pipe

Plumbers have electronic tools to find the specific point of a leak without pulling out all your home’s walls. Probes, cameras, and other electronics are some of the possible tools plumbers use to find a leak. In the hands of a professional plumber, these tools allow the expert to find the source of the leak quickly and reliably.

Contact Best Service Plumber to Find and Fix Leaks in Your Home’s Plumbing

If you notice any signs of a leak in your home, contact Best Service Plumber at once or call us at 951-338-8718. Our professionals will come to your home and use the tools we have to find and fix the leak quickly. Don’t wait for a leak to cause severe damage to your home. Let us fix it quickly.

 

Sources

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