Are you noticing a higher than normal water bill? Is the water pressure in your home lacking? You may be experiencing a water leak. The experts at PlumbCrazy use a combination of high technology and tried and true methods to detect and locate water leaks in your Bel Air, MD or Abingdon, MD home.
The longer you wait to repair a plumbing issue, the worse the damage will be! Call PlumbCrazy for emergency plumbing service with fair pricing and no mess left behind.
What Causes a Water Leak?
There are many things that can cause a water leak in your home. Some of the most common causes include:
- Older, Worn Out Pipes or Corroded Pipes: If your pipes have corroded from chemical drain cleaners or other materials, the structure could be compromised. The corroded areas can get weak and leak.
- Shifting Pipes: Over time your home will settle and shift, this could cause leaks.
- High Water Pressure: Can put pressure on the pipes and eventually result in a leak.
- Soil Conditions: A root system will always reach for water, even if it means growing into your external pipes.
- Improperly Installed Pipes: A poorly done installation will eventually fail, and will need to be corrected by an expert.
- Electrolysis: A type of galvanic corrosion often affecting copper pipes.
- Clogged Toilets: A clogged toilet or clogged drain can cause leaks over time. Anything from diapers, food, hair or grease can cause a clog in your pipes.
How Do We Detect Water Leaks?
We use a combination of four methods to detect and locate leaks:
- Meter Flow Detection
- High and Low Frequency Sound
- Infrared Technology
- Air and Nitrogen Pressure Test
Perhaps worse than a water leak is a sewer line leak. If you hear weird noises coming from your pipes call us to detect sewer line leaks in your home.
How to Prevent Leaks
A leaking pipe can cause serious damage over time. The threat of mold and mildew combined with the fact that water damage can cause serious structural issues to your home, preventing a water leak should be a top priority as a homeowner. The following are some ways you can prevent water leaks in your home:
- Do not put any extra pressure on the pipes, for example, using them to hang things.
- Get leaks repaired as soon as you notice them, no matter how small.
- Insulate your pipes that are exposed to cold.
- Remove outside hoses in the winter.