Water leaks in your home can be costly and can do extensive damage if not taken care of immediately. Some leaks may go undetected for years because the source is not visible. For instance, water supply lines to toilets, showers, tubs, and sinks are usually located behind walls, under floors and underground. Toilets are also a common source of leaks because they leak silently. A plumbing professional with leak detection equipment may be the answer.
If you notice a leak in your home, Roto-Rooter can assist by providing professional water leak detection equipment. However, there are some measures homeowners can take in order to detect potential leaks before they get out of hand:
Check your water bill for significant increases over a specific time period.
Check your yard. If there is an area that was always dry now consistently wet, you may have a leak.
If your home has a slab, check the slab for water coming up through it.
Listen for the sound of water running.
Performing your own regular water leak detection is a great way to save money and head off potential damage to your home:
Check your toilets. A leaky flapper valve, worn water fill valve or bad tank gasket can waste a lot of water.
Check all faucets for drips. Replace worn and leaking washers, gaskets, pipes or defective fixtures.
Check for leaks on outside hose bibs and make sure the valves close properly.
Check your whole-home humidifier for possible water leaks.
Sometimes it’s best to call in an expert. If you do suspect a leak, but don’t know where it’s coming from, Roto-Rooter can help. We have specialized water leak detection equipment that allows our service technicians to pinpoint the exact location of the leak. Our equipment is sensitive and accurate, and allows our team to then make the repair as quickly and efficiently as possible.
A pipe locator allows us to check for the location of the water line. Modern leak detection equipment such as electronic amplification equipment and electromagnetic pipeline locators help us find leaks with minimal disruption to your property.
Some leaks, like a dripping faucet, usually don’t require immediate service, but water pouring into your basement from a broken water line or cracked water heater is an emergency. Roto-Rooter offers immediate service for just those types of emergencies. Our skilled experts will pinpoint and quickly repair your water leak to minimize damage and waste.
If you think you have a leak in your home, call your local Roto-Rooter plumber for an inspection. If you experience flooding due to a leak, Roto-Rooter provides full-service plumbing repair, including water damage restoration.