Red Rock Mechanical, LLC Blog: Posts Tagged ‘leak detection’

Are Small Leaks an Emergency?

Monday, June 25th, 2018

leak-in-p-trap-pipeWe wish we could just say “There is no such thing as a small leak in plumbing” to answer this question and end it there. Well, end it there along with the recommendation that you call us as soon as possible. Whatever the size of the leak you’ve got in your home’s pipes, if you know you have one you need a Plattsburgh, NY plumber with training and licensed to get out to you, pronto.

And if that recommendation already has you reaching for the phone to call us, then consider the following information bonus details. You’ve already taken the right step. But while you’re waiting for us to arrive, or if you’re reading this post for information or advice about future plumbing issues, we’re going to look a bit closer at the dilemma of the “small” leak.

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How Leaks Happen in Copper Pipes

Monday, May 28th, 2018

water-dropletsCorrosion is one of the great enemies of the pipes in a plumbing system. It is the main cause of leaks in residential plumbing, since it weakens pipe metal to the point where leaks will start up in multiple places. Eventually, the corrosion will destroy the pipe entirely.

“But I have copper pipes for my home. Copper doesn’t corrode.” Sorry to tell you this isn’t correct. Copper is a corrosion-resistant metal. But the same way that a water-resistant watch isn’t the same thing as a water-proof watch (you don’t want to dunk your watch down in a pool if it’s only water-resistant), a corrosion-resistant metal is not 100%-free from the effects of corrosion. There is a specific type of corrosion that affects copper pipes, and it’s the principal cause of leaking starting in these pipes.

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Tips for Saving Water This Summer

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Making efforts to conserve water during the summer is not only a way to save money off your bills. It’s also beneficial for the environment. Many parts of the country are currently suffering from harsh droughts, and it’s in the interests of everyone to help prevent water shortages. In this post, we’ve collected some tips for cutting back on how much water your property uses during the summer.

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Leak Detection Will Help You Conserve Water

Monday, June 27th, 2016

You may not realize it, but your home could be wasting water this very minute. You look around your house and wonder exactly where this could be happening. None of the faucets are dripping, and you don’t see water pooling anywhere. So where is this water waste happening?

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How Do I Know I Need Leak Detection if the Leaks Are Hidden?

Monday, May 30th, 2016

The idea of calling professional plumbers for leak detection in your house sounds like it’s a catch-22. You need plumbers to find leaks you can’t find yourself… but how can you know that you need plumbers to find those leaks if you don’t even know that you have the leaks?

The answer to this dilemma is that although you may not be able to find the leaks on your own, you can still find signs of the leaks. Even small pipe leakage can leave indications that it’s occurring. When you suspect the problem, call on our professional plumbers and we’ll take care of the detection service, as well as the necessary repairs.

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