A lot of common problems can happen in the home and issues families deal with from time to time include water leaks. This pesky culprit can cause headaches at any given moment. There are a variety of reasons why your sink or drain could be leaking, and it’s crucial to give us a call whenever you might need assistance. It’s not advisable to try and fix it on your own because it could end up becoming an emergency situation. When you call Rooter Guard, we will make sure a water leak is fixed, and if a patch is not available, we will advise you as to what’s going on and how to move forward to ensure the safety and protection of your family.
Water Leak Detection
You might first see a leaky faucet, or a drain leaking through piping, it can be a sign of further issues. Water can leak from a variety of sources aside from fixtures, and could also start behind walls where plumbing and pipes are. If left untreated, water can soak into the flooring, walls, and create a variety of issues including mold growth. If rot and decay occur in the home, hazardous materials could harm you and your family. It’s important to call us at the first sign of a leak so you’re not left with issues that can be avoided.
There are a few things you can do to spot a leak, even if it’s not immediately obvious you have one. A higher than average water bill can be a sign water is escaping from the system. To determine if there is a leak, turn off any faucet or water source in the house, and check the leak indicator on the water meter. Movement means water is flowing through the meter despite water not being used. Another method is to check the meter for readings a couple of hours apart, but not use any water during that time—if it changes and you didn’t use any water, a leak is present.
Signs of a Persistent Water Leak
A leak can occur in an area where you can’t see it, but there are still signs that point to a problem. These include a mildew/mold smell somewhere in the house that has no apparent source. Mold will start to grow in less than a day if a source of water is available, or there is just a small amount of moisture where there shouldn’t be. Running toilets or the sound of water in pipes when no water is being used are signs of a leak. Aside from condensation, look for warped or discolored stains on walls, floors, or ceilings that can mean water is or has been leaking.
You could also use a sensor for humidity detection. But if there is any doubt as to whether you have water leaking, contact Rooter Guard for professional leak detection and to find the source of the problem. If the leak is severe, we can repipe an area, patch the problem, or restructure the flow of water. Our experience in fixing these matters makes us a great choice for your overall needs. When something is leaking, contact us immediately, especially if the flow is heavy.