Leak Detection | Plumbing Katy

A hidden plumbing leak can cause damage behind the walls, in basements, under concrete slabs and to the home’s foundation before you know it. Some of the signs of a hidden leak include damage to flooring, discolored walls with peeling paint or wallpaper, cracking of the foundation and an elevated water bill to name a few. It is not unusual, for a higher than is normal water bill to be the first sign of a leak. When you suspect a leak in your home’s plumbing in Katy, contact Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg for expert leak detection, diagnosis, and repair.

Below are additional signs of a leak:

  • The sound of running water when none is in use
  • Musty odors
  • Warm spots on the floor
  • Cracks in tile
  • Discolored flooring

The Water Meter Test

The water meter can assist you in verifying a leak in your home’s plumbing in Katy. Pick a time when you are home alone, to ensure no water is used,
and ensure all automatic water users are off, such as the icemaker, and sprinkler system. Check the meter reading, if it is spinning when no water is in
use, you have a leak. Otherwise, write the meter reading down, and recheck in an hour. If the reading has changed, you have a leak in your home’s plumbing in Katy.

If a leak is verified, turn off the water supply at the water valve near your home if present. Check the meter, if it is spinning, the leak is in the
water line between the water meter and the home. Otherwise, write the reading down and recheck in an hour. If the reading indicates water use, the leak is in the water line between the meter and the home. If the reading has not changed, the leak is likely in the home’s plumbing in Katy. If you are
uncomfortable providing the water meter test, our plumbers will handle it for you, and possess the tools and expertise to provide locate, diagnose and
provide reliable plumbing repair.

Flood Alarms

Flood damage can occur due to several causes, and torrential rains are not always the culprit. Flooding may occur due to malfunctioning appliances, such as water heaters, dishwashers, a burst washer hose, icemaker supply line, and a burst water line.

Every year, thousands of homeowner’s deal with water damage and the costly cleanup and repair. To prevent extensive damage, a flood sensor will detect flooding and warn or notify you when one occurs.

Flood sensors are available in flood alarms, and alarms plus water shutoff. Alarms are the simplest and least expensive safety measure to protect
against flooding. Flood sensors are available with various capabilities and include:

  1. The basic alarm sounds off when it senses flooding, and is only effective if you are within hearing range.
  2. More complex systems are available that can message you on a mobile phone.
  3. Flood sensors that integrate with the home security system may be the most cost effective when you are already paying a monitoring fee for home security.
  4. Finally, you have sensors with the ability to stop the flow of water when a sensor is triggered. These systems have a higher cost, but they provide the added advantage of preventing excessive damage by shutting the water off even if you are away from home.
  5. Flood sensors are an investment in prevention, providing an additional layer of protection for your biggest investment, your home.

Leak Detection Services

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg utilizes a variety of strategies and state-of-the-art equipment for accurate leak detection in your home’s plumbing in Katy. Call a Benjamin Franklin plumber in Katy at the first sign of a hidden leak.

Contact a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing plumber in Katy for the diagnosis, and repair of leaks or hidden leaks in your plumbing in Katy. Our professional plumbers provide advanced leak detection services for an accurate diagnosis and effective repair of leaks, or hidden water leaks. Our licensed plumbers have the expertise to provide superior repairs, installation and maintenance right the first time. We serve Katy, Sugar Land, Houston, and the surrounding areas, and are a member ofthe BBB with an A+ rating.