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How to Detect Leaks in Your Dallas Home

Most of the plumbing in your Dallas home is concealed from sight—hidden behind walls, under flooring, and beneath garden soil. Even a small leak in your home’s pipes and drains can cause substantial damage. Detecting a leak quickly is the key to minimizing repair costs. An expert plumber from Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Dallas is your best source for information when it comes to detecting leaks.

Signs of Hidden Leaks

Leaks have an array of causes, from intrusive tree roots and shifting soil to broken seals on joints and deteriorated pipes. Signs of a leak include:

  • A persistent damp spot on a wall or floor
  • The sound of water running when no fixtures or appliances are in use
  • An uneven floor
  • The presence of mold or mildew
  • Dry or damp spots on irrigated soil
  • Cracked pavement
  • A drop in water pressure, volume, or flow
  • An unexpected rise in water bills

The Water Meter Test

Tracking your household water use on your home’s water meter can help you determine if you have a leak. For accuracy, it’s first necessary to turn off any devices that use water, including automated sprinkler systems, drip irrigation systems, and refrigerators with ice makers. If the settings on the meter move after an hour or two with no water usage, it’s likely that a leak is to blame.

Professional Leak Detection Services

Locating the exact source of a leak requires the expertise of an experienced professional plumber. At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Dallas, our plumbing pros use specialized equipment like video cameras to pinpoint the exact location of a leak. In-line cameras allow our expert plumbers to locate leaks without damaging your property or disrupting your daily routine.

Prompt action is critical if you suspect that there may a leak in your home. At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, we realize that even a small leak can require an emergency plumbing repair. That’s why our skilled plumbers are available around the clock for punctual and effective service. Call us today at (972) 895-7775 for a fast and reliable resolution for household leaks.