Water leaks pose a real problem for both the environment and your wallet. However, they are often hidden behind walls or under your slab foundation, making them impossible to notice. The only way you’ll find out is if your water bill spikes unexpectedly for the month.
If you suspect a leak, call for professional leak detection as soon as possible. With our state-of-the-art equipment and dedicated technicians, we guarantee that we will find your hidden water leak and have it repaired.
How Do You Look for Water Leaks?
Our first step will be to determine whether or not you do indeed have a leak. After ensuring that all of your faucets and fixtures are off, we will listen for anything that may sound like running water. We will check under appliances, such as your dishwasher or refrigerator, for wet and soft spots. We will then check the water meter to determine whether or not it is changing while the water isn’t running. We will also check for foundation cracks, uneven vegetation growth, water spots on the ceiling, and mildew on the walls.
Where Do Water Leaks Often Occur?
Aside from pipes, the water heater is a common source of water leaks. Not every small puddle near your water heater is the result of a leak, however, so make sure you have a drip pan underneath your unit to catch any drips that can threaten your flooring or cause mildew. Regularly checking the water heater for rust is important, as this signals a variety of problems. Most water heaters last about 8 to 10 years, so upgrading is an important part of preventative measures.
How Can You Prevent Water Leaks?
After isolating the problem, there are steps that can be taken to prevent a water leak from recurring.
A roof leak can be avoided by clearing all debris from your roof and gutters. Regularly repairing any damage to your roof is also important. Making sure your downspouts are pointed away from your home is a simple way to protect your foundation.
Replacing the hoses to your washing machine and other appliances every 3 to 5 years is also vital in ensuring the integrity of your water lines and preventing leaks.
While some leaks can be minor, all water leaks should be tended to immediately. A small leak that is allowed to continue will develop into a serious problem and can cause extensive property damage over time. As always, early detection is key.
Call us today at (516) 671-3232 for professional water leak detection at competitive rates!