Why Do Central Florida Water & Plumbing Leaks Happen

As a leader in the water leak detection industry, the Leak Doctor receives all types of phone calls about how to locate a a crack or hole in the plumbing system.

How does a water leak even happen?

There are many factors that can cause to pipe leak. From poor installations, high water pressure, corrosion, deterioration, soil conditions, and even construction activity around the property can disturb your pipes.

Why Do Central Florida Water & Plumbing Leaks Happen - Water Leak Detection Blog - Orlando, Florida | Leak Doctor - ThinkstockPhotos-486261403How much can a water leak waste?

That all depends on the size of the hole or crack in the pipe and if the pipe is pressurized. Increased pressure means the more water is being wasted and higher water bills.

“The average family can waste 180 gallons per week, or 9,400 gallons of water annually, from household leaks. That's equivalent to the amount of water needed to wash more than 300 loads of laundry.” According to the EPA.

How do I know if I have a water leak in my home?

There are many signs of a plumbing leak homeowners should be aware of, such as, an increase in their water bill, the water meter is registering when all water using appliances are turned off, warm flooring, cracks in the wall, loose tile, mold, puddles in the yard, and a decrease in the water pressure, cloudy water.  If you notice any of these red flags, it is worth the investment to contact the Leak Doctor. The longer a leak is allowed to continue, the more damage it causes, which means more costly repairs.

Does the Leak Doctor technicians just locate the leak or do they also repair it?

No need to worry, the technicians at the Leak Doctor are also licensed plumbers. We also pledge to locate your leak and take extra care to leave your home in the condition in which they found it.

Check back with us for more answers to the most popular questions. Until then, contact the Leak Doctor for an appointment. 

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