The plumbing found in our homes, runs through it, under the floors, inside the walls, and even underneath our lawns. A water leak can occur in any part of the plumbing and depending on where exactly it occurs and the size of the water leak, sometimes, it can be very difficult to detect that you have one up until you receive the water bill the next month. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg offers effective and professional leak detection services with the latest technologies for prompt and effective repair. Contact our Houston plumbing location today to schedule an appoint for leak detection.
A water leak can cause extensive damage to your home and its foundation if it is left unchecked. Whenever you have a water leak inside of your home it is not something that should be ignored and should be dealt with immediately. You cannot simply ignore a leak, as the longer it is ignored, the bigger it will become, and the more damage it can do, and this is why you will want to get in touch with a plumber that provides Houston plumbing leak detection services
Many homeowners will not even know they have a water leak until they receive a very large water bill that has no explanation as to why it is so high. If you have filled your pool, pressure washed your home and drive way recently, then that of course would be a fairly reasonable explanation for a larger than normal water bill, however, if you can offer no explanation, then you most likely have a water leak somewhere.
The first thing you should do is have a look around the inside and outside of your home. Look for signs of puddling water or signs of dampness. Inspect the areas you seldom go to, such as the basement and the attic if water lines are present there. If you are unable to find any signs of a water leak, provide the water meter test. Ensure that all of your appliances that use water are shut off, such as the ice maker or sprinkler system. Open the cover on the water meter and write down the current numbers on the water meter. For the next hour do not use any water in or outside of your home and make sure no other members of your household do either. After one hour has gone by, go back to the water meter and inspect the meter again. If the reading has changed, then you likely have a water leak and you will require the need of a professional Houston plumbing company that provides leak detection.
Benjamin Franklin plumbers are leak detection experts and are equipped with some of the latest technologies and possesses the expertise and experience to ensure professional quality Houston plumbing services. Our professional and friendly plumbers will help identify and find the water leak quickly. Having a water leak repaired as soon as possible is essential in order to minimize the possible damage it can do to your home and its foundation. The following is a list of common signs of a water leak:
- An elevated water bill is often the first indication of a leak
- When a leak is in a hot water line, the energy bill is also typically elevated
- A hot water leak beneath a slab floor may cause hot spots
- Mold and mildew are likely to develop and are accompanied by a musty odor
- Wet carpet
- Damp and damaged drywall
- Warped flooring
- Cracked or discolored tiles or linoleum
- Rotten wood
- The sound of running water
- The pooling of water near the foundation
Sources of water leaks are much more than just the pipes that comprise the plumbing system. Malfunctioning appliances, leaky appliance hoses and water supply lines to fixtures and appliances may also leak. Flood sensors can provide you with an early warning that a leak has occurred. Basic alarms will go off during a leak, while alarms with advanced features can be integrated into the home’s security system, alerting you via text message on your mobile phone in the event of a water leak and some even offer the technology to shut the water off remotely when a leak occurs. Give Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg a call for additional information or to schedule installation or if you have any other Houston plumbing needs.
When you suspect that you have a water leak, give us a call. Our professional plumbers in Houston will be able to provide you with advanced leak detection services and water line repair promptly and professionally. You can count on the experts at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg to get the job done right.