Do you feel that there may be a leak somewhere in or outside of your home but you don’t know where it is? There are many different signs that there could be a leak somewhere in your home. You may see water stains appear on the ceiling or hear water constantly running somewhere in the house. You may notice that the floor is beginning to rot or that your water bill is steadily rising. If your leak is outside you may find that certain areas in your yard stay saturated or you may find the indicator on your water meter is constantly spinning. Some signs are more visible than others but the source of the leak can often be near impossible to find if you do not know what to look for.
Leak Investigations is another service that we offer. With over 20 years of experience, we know exactly where to look and which steps to take to find your leak. It doesn’t matter whether your leak is big or if it is small; inside the home or outside. Our licensed professionals will find your leak and determine the best course to take to repair it.
Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late
About 20% of homeowner insurance claims made in the U.S. are due to non-weather-related water damage, mostly plumbing and appliance-plumbing issues. Catastrophic events like a burst water heater tank or a sinking front yard due to a broken water service line are usually detected quickly and, by necessity, addressed just as fast. Yet even small water leaks that are left undetected can do a ton of expensive damage to your home. When exposed to moisture for long periods of time, wood, tile, concrete, sheetrock, and other materials may buckle, weaken, and rot.
For example, slab leaks under your basement floor may manifest as no more than the sound of constantly running water and a really high water bill–until that catastrophic leak undermines your home’s foundation. You may not notice a small drip from the pipes under a sink until the cabinetry boards rot through and the pooling water threatens the tile beneath or the ceiling of the room below. Even a pinhole leak in a behind-the-sheetrock pipe may first manifest as a small, mysterious stain, but a small leak left unchecked can soon spread, buckle the paint or wallpaper, and may even become a soggy breeding ground for dangerous molds.
That’s why one small, unrepaired leak can be the cause of a hurried, unplanned, whole-bathroom-remodeling job whether your budget is ready for it or not. And if mold is an issue, the assessment process itself may mean ripping up carpets, wallpaper, paneling, and accessing wall cavities in any way possible in order to protect the health and safety of your family. Remediation can be just as disruptive and expensive.
An Ounce Of Prevention
At HIS Plumber, we know plumbing systems inside and out. If you have any suspicions about water leaks in your home, we’ll listen to your concerns, examine any water stains, listen to your pipes, conduct whole-house water meter tests, and use our expertise to souse out the source of any possible leaks. An inexpensive, quick repair to a small leak now can save you thousands of dollars and hours of trouble in the long run.
If you’d like us to perform a whole house leak investigation, don’t hesitate to call HIS Plumber.