Anyone who has a home or business in the Atlanta area understands that problems seem to come out of no where. A plumbing leak is one of those things where one day your water pipes seem to be working fine, no worries. The next day you find out there has been a water leak for months and the repairs may end up costing a small fortune.
Take the time this year to be proactive. Look for the warning signs you may have a water leak, it will save a ton of time, money, and frustration.
Water stains, whether it's a stain in the ceiling, walls, cabinets, or flooring, it's a sure-fire way to know something is leaking.
Peeling wallpaper, blistering paint or warping walls, are an indication of a leak.
Any moisture or wet spots under the bathroom and kitchen cabinets.
A musty or wet smell.
Walk around the yard and look for any wet or mushy spots.
Warm or wet spots on the floor, broken tiles or uneven flooring.
Higher than usual water bill, check with the neighbors and ask them how much their water bill usually runs.
Drop in water pressure, the sound of running water when everything is turned off or any unusual sounds.
Any wet or moist areas around the toilet
Your pool is losing more water than normal, use the bucket test to determine how much water you're losing.
Don't ignore the warning signs of a water leak
They are easy to ignore, but repairing a water leak can save a homeowner money and potentially bigger problems down the road. It is important to be vigilant about looking for water leaks.
Today’s technology allows an experienced leak technician to locate the leak in a nondestructive manner, saving the property owner hundreds of dollars in exploratory repairs alone. Many service companies do not have the necessary equipment or experience to locate leaks accurately and quickly, hence they resort to destructive methods of searching for the leak, by making holes, cutting walls, and more.
Since 1993, the Leak Doctor has helped property owners, managers and plumbing professionals locate leaks in their pools, plumbing, irrigation and structural systems. We welcome the opportunity to assist you with your leak detection needs. Call us today at to schedule your service call.