Being mindful of early warning signs of a potential water leak can prove to be helpful in saving you money and the headache of larger problems. A leaking pipe is an example of a pluming issue that can start off small (maybe even go unnoticed). But, over time, it will likely grow to a bigger issue requiring water leak repair. That’s why being proactive and understanding how to find a water leak is key.
How to Find A Water Leak: What Are Some Early Signs of a Potential Water Leak?
Indicators that you may have a water leak:
- Low water pressure
- Unusual noises when you turn on your faucet
- Unpleasant odors
- Mold growth
- Peeling paint
- Cracked or warped flooring
- High water bill
- Corrosion or moisture
- Cracks in the foundation
- Water in the yard or near the street
- Tree roots growing close to your water line
By keeping a watchful eye on these signs, you can hopefully conduct minor repairs or maintenance before a major water leak happens. For example, by looking at your water bill you will likely be able to detect hidden plumbing leaks if the cost seems unusually high or something doesn’t seem right.
While some water leaks are evident or easy to find, some can be hidden. An expert knows how to find a water leak that may not be obvious, and can detect a leaking pipe behind walls, or a water leak beneath flooring or underground.
How Can A Water Leak Be Detected Without Tearing Walls or Floors Apart?
A professional plumber can use a plumbing camera and/or video to quickly diagnose the broken water line without needing to dig up your property or tear walls open. Once the source is found, the proper water leak repair can begin immediately ensuring no further damage occurs.
How to Save Money and Avoid the Expense of Costly Repairs
Water damage wreaks havoc! The cost to repair the leak, the need to properly dry out the areas that the water leak has damaged, mold remediation (if the damage is severe enough), the expense of restoring the sheetrock and carpeting and so on.
By being proactive and continually maintaining and inspecting your plumbing system, you are able to find minor issues before they become bigger ones. By inspecting, repairing and maintaining your plumbing system regularly, you can eliminate the cost of:
- Water leak repair
- Hiring a professional to treat the area for mold growth and stains
- Replacement of drywall, flooring, furniture
- Water removal
- Replacing damage property
If you suspect you may have a water leak or there is an issue with your water line or plumbing system, Kulk’s Plumbing & Heating can assist you in diagnosing your issue properly. If we discover that you do have a water leak, we will take the steps needed to fix the leak at the early signs. By using our camera technology, we are able to find the source of a leak or break quickly, without damage to your property. In the event that you have encountered a larger problem, we can take care of that too. We excel at water line repair, water main repair, or water line replacement.