When a plumbing pipe springs a leak, there is no time to waste. Water leaks can practically be invisible, dripping slowly behind walls, shorting out wires, destroying drywall, support beams, damaging floors, and causing mold to grow.
While many tricks are used as a temporary fix, for the health of your family, it’s vital to find a permanent repair for the leak.
Finding the source of the leak is a priority
Detecting the source of the water leak isn't always apparent. Check all exposed plumbing inside and outside the home. This includes, under bathroom and kitchen sinks, the hot water heater, washing machine, refrigerator, and outside hoses. You may also want to check the outside water meter. Turn everything that uses water in the home off, then check the water meter outside, it should not be registering.
Pipe erosion has become a big issue in Central Florida. Creating pinhole leaks from the inside out. Just about impossible to prevent, but imperative they are repaired before significant damage is done.
Examine all the flooring, walls, ceilings, basements and crawl spaces. Water tends to take the path of least resistance, traveling downward. Look for any rotten wood, mildew, moisture, and corrosion, they are all signs of a water leak.
The best way to stop a plumbing leak in its track is to contact the professionals at the Leak Doctor
With over 25 years of experience, the Leak Doctor can locate your water leak and minimize the damage by pinpointing the problem before excavation. We use cutting edge technology, combined with state of the art equipment and techniques developed in-house, as well as the best training available to locate your water leak.
Ensure the leak detection service is committed to providing responsive service and explaining the detection and repair process every step of the way.