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How much of the plumbing in your home can you actually see? There are fixtures, like faucets and showerheads, and there are the appliances such as dishwashers. The rest of the plumbing system—the piping—is almost entirely disguised from view. You can open up the cabinets under sinks and see the curved drainpipes, and there are also some exposed pipes in places like the basement, but that’s all.
This presents a dilemma when there is a leaking pipe in a house. Although there are warning signs this is happening (we’ll list a few below), pinpointing the leaking pipe is difficult. You must call plumbers who offer professional water leak detection services, like Red Rock Mechanical, LLC, to handle the work. We have Master Plumbers with the finest equipment, and they’ll find and fix a leak, no matter where it’s hidden.
In Burlington, VT and throughout Northwest Vermont and Northeast New York, we’re the local plumbing experts you can trust! We answer the phones 24/7, and you’ll never be routed to a recording.
Signs You May Have a Hidden Leak
Let’s start with the basics: the ways to discover there is a hidden water leak somewhere in your house. Look for the following warning signs.
- High water bills: Always keep a close watch on your water bills from month to month, since a sudden unexplained rise is the fastest ways to find out that you’ve got leaking somewhere.
- Low water pressure: Is the water pressure from one of the faucets lower than normal? It might be a leak.
- Spots of wall discoloration: Off–color spots on the walls often indicate that water is leaking behind the wall and damaging building material.
- Bumps in the carpet/uneven floorboards: These are signs of leaks occurring in the floor pipes.
- Mold and mildew: If you find mold and mildew growing in odd places of your home, it might mean a nearby leak.
There is a simple test that you can complete once you think there’s a leak. Write down the readings on your water meter and let an hour or two go by without using any water in your home. Check the meter again. If the readings have gone up, it’s time to call us for leak detection.
How We Do Water Leak Detection
Locating a leaking pipe so we can access it and repair or replace it requires using a combination of our training and advanced equipment. Sometimes our knowledge is sufficient, but we’ll use the equipment to double–check.
The tools that we use include acoustic listening discs, ground microphones, and pressure scanners that pick up heat shifts where water is escaping from a pipe. Another useful tool is video pipe inspection equipment, which lets a plumber look at the pipes from the inside. This provides a high level of accuracy with leak detection.
When You Need to Fix a Leak in Burlington, VT, Contact Our Plumbers
Water leaks are one of the most common types of plumbing repair calls that we get. With all of our years of history servicing the Burlington, VT area with professional plumbing, you don’t have to worry about the quality of the work we do for you. When we detect and fix a leak, it will stay fixed! Our Master Plumbers take pride in the quality of their service and aim to see that you are fully satisfied.
Red Rock Mechanical, LLC is the plumbing contractor to call for water leaks or any other plumbing issue in your home.