Leak Detection

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leak detection NY | leak detection syracuseLeaks can be a huge problem for any homeowner. Whether it’s a leaky faucet or a cracked pipe, leaks can spell big trouble. Depending on the size of the leak, you could be wasting a lot of water and subsequently a lot of money. Unchecked, water damage can start to become a real problem as well. At Plumbers 911, we are the best in leak detection. With the newest tools and best techniques at our disposal, we can detect leaks much quicker than our competitors.

Where Do Most Leaks Happen?

A leak can spring up anywhere, but we’ve found they happen more commonly in certain areas.
  • Service Line. This generally leads from your pump or your meter and runs to your home. This line typically runs under your yard or driveway and can be disrupted by plants or other ground material.
  • Slab Leaks. Your home hosts an extensive network of pipes that cross back and forth under your house to deliver water to all areas of your house. A lot of these underground pipes are connected to the concrete slabs at the base of your home. When concrete changes temperatures, it can either expand or contract. Over time, the concrete can shift and crack which causes the underlying pipes to be exposed as well.
  • Inside Your Walls. These types of leaks are usually discovered after it’s too late. You’re bound to find wet walls and the formation of mold in the corners when the pipes inside the walls start to leak.
  • Crawl Spaces. Pipes in tight spaces like crawl spaces can be bumped or hit very easily by rodents and people alike. These pipes aren’t always noticed and can start to leak through the walls as well.
This is just a few of the most common types of leaks. A leak can occur anywhere within your home and leak detection should be taken seriously. Scheduling an annual checkup can be an easy way to reduce your risk of a leak. We’ll inspect your current system and let you know if you have any areas that are leaking or are prone to leaks.

Common Signs Of A Leak

It can be a little overwhelming thinking about all the different places a pipe can start to leak. Fortunately, there a few signs you can keep an eye out for that make it easier to detect leaks. Listen For Running Water. If you hear running water and you don’t have any water turned on, there’s a good chance you’ve found a leak. Even though you may have shut the faucet off, water continues to flow out of your home. With today’s pipes, you won’t be able to hear that unless you have a leak in one of your pipes where water is escaping. Mold and Mildew. If you see mold and mildew starting to form, you’ve got standing water somewhere. Water is a breeding ground for mold and mildew and will start to form for a leak. Keep an eye out as mold can become a health hazard if not removed. High Water Bills. If your water bill is higher than normal, you’ve probably got a leak somewhere. Our professionals can quickly find the leak and get your water bill back to normal. Cracks in the Foundation. If you start to find cracks in your foundation, water can be a culprit. When pipes leak and excess water starts to pool, it will continually sink lower towards you foundation. Over time, the water can weaken your foundation and eventually cause cracks to form. Random Wet Spots. If you find random wet spots around your house and don’t have an unruly pet to blame, a leaky pipe might be. Depending on the severity of the leak, it might surface in concentrated areas which can form random wet spots. Keep an Eye on the Water Meter. If you suspect a leak, keep an eye on your water meter. Check it for a point of reference before you leave for work. Don’t run the washer, dishwasher, etc., while you’re gone. If you come back and the water is higher, the water is running and you have a leak somewhere.

How Quickly Should I Call For Leak Detection?

If you have any reason to suspect a leak, don’t wait to call. A leak can have disastrous effects the longer you wait. While a leak may not seem like much, it adds up over time. A leak can cause:
  • Corrosion in Your Pipes. This can release rust into your drinking water. While this isn’t necessarily dangers, it sure doesn’t make for tasty drinking water.
  • Contamination of Water. Rust isn’t the only thing that can make its way into your water. Contaminants from the soil can make their way into the leak and contaminate your water. This can range from natural contaminants such as iron, manganese, chloride, and fluoride to man-made contaminants such as antifreeze, fertilizer, toxic chemicals and battery waste.
  • Indoor Flooding. While septic systems have improved quite a bit over the past 30 years, leaky pipes can still cause your basement to flood. Calling an experienced plumbing technician can save you from having an expensive indoor swimming pool.
  • Weakened Structure. Water can weaken the structure of your house. From your foundation to the drywall, none of it is impervious to water.
  • Mold and Mildew. As mentioned before, this is both a sign and a big problem for leaks. Mold can cause several health concerns and some people can develop severe allergies to it that include rashes, wheezing, coughing, stuffy nose, and sneezing.
Leak detection can save you from thousands of dollars in damage and don’t take long to perform. With our 24/7 emergency services, we can inspect your home for leaks and fix any outstanding issues. Our vast network of contracted plumbers undergo extensive training, background tests, and drug tests to ensure that you only get the best in your home. That’s the standard we’ve set for ourselves and the promise we guarantee to you. Call us today for all of your leak detection needs.

To all our friends and customers regarding COVID-19

We will get through this together To say we are living in “unprecedented” challenging times would be an understatement. We hope this finds you and your family safe and healthy. We would like to list a few pieces of information and websites that we think will be helpful for you during this time.

  • To get the most current information on the COVID-19 virus, please check the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) website at: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/factsheets.html
  • icon showing hand under faucet with large water droplets falling on hand Please wash your hands frequently. Washing with soap and water for twenty seconds is the preferred method, however when water is not available, please use an alcohol based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
  • icon of person covering mouth while coughing and a border separating from displeased person close by Practice social distancing by staying at least six feet away from another person.
  • For those of you with children that are looking for something fun to do, there are virtual field trips you can take with your kids that are fun and educational. Here is a link: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner

Plumbers are considered essential workers during this time and we will continue to work as our number one priority is to “protect the health of the nation.” Stay well, stay safe and we will get through this together.

Your Friends at Plumbers 911

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