Water Leak Detection in Rancho Cucamonga, CA by Allstar Home Services
Most of the pipes in your home are hidden from your sight behind drywall and floorboards. This is just the way you want it, since the house would otherwise have an ugly industrial look (and people would constantly trip over exposed floor pipes). There is a downside to having incognito piping, however: it’s difficult to tell when a pipe develops a leak—until the leak starts gushing out water into your living space. Even when you do know that a leak is occurring, actually finding the exact spot through layers of building material is almost impossible. Unless you’re a professional plumber.
Repairing water leaks in a home is a job that licenses plumbers are familiar with. One of the basic steps of the job is using training and advanced equipment to pinpoint the location of leaks. When you have reason to believe that your plumbing is leaking, call Allstar Home Services. We are ready 24/7 to assist you in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, and we use the finest technology to quickly and accurately locate leaks so we can fix them with the least amount of disruption to your property.
The licensed plumbers at Allstar Home Services provide water leak detection to fix leaks in homes in Rancho Cucamonga, CA and the surrounding areas.
Warning Signs That You Have Hidden Water Leaks
Let’s start with the basics: determining that you need to have leak detection services in the first place. You may not see water gushing from cracks in the wall or falling through the ceiling, but there are smaller warning signs that will tell you not all is well with the piping:
- High water bills – Pay special attention to abrupt spikes in your water bills for the month. If you can’t account for an increase, the fault may lay with a leak. Even small pinhole leaks can contribute to a noticeable rise in bills.
- Spots of discoloration – As water starts to develop behind drywall, it will create rust–colored stains on the wall surface. Don’t ignore these small discolored spots: call for plumbers to look into it.
- Mold and mildew – If you see growths such as mold and mildew appearing in places in your home even though the humidity level isn’t high, the source could be leaking plumbing.
The Professional Methods to Detect Water Leaks
Professional plumbers make use of advanced electronic equipment to aid them in finding the exact location of a leaking pipe or other part of the plumbing system. The most common type of leak detection devices amplify sound, allowing a plumber to hear dripping and escaping water through layers of wood, drywall, and even concrete. Special electronic leak detectors use pressure sensors to find where water leaving the pipe is causing a rise in pressure and changes in temperature.
Once the plumbers have found where the leak is, they will access it in a way that will do the least amount of damage to the surrounding building material. Usually the best way to a fix a leak once it is reached is to replace the pipe section with a copper replacement pipe.