The last thing you may thing of during our strong storms and hurricanes is your water pipes, but did you know, all that movement in the ground and in your home or business also affects your pipes. It can lead to breaks and cracks that lead to water leaks.
What You Should Know
All the pipes on the customer's side of the water meter is the responsibility of the home or business owed. Leaks in underground pipes can be caused by many factors including, rusty pipes, chemicals in the water, normal wear and tear, electoral currents, poor installation, high pressure transients and driving over the pipes with cars and heavy equipment.
Signs to look for: Unusually wet spots or ager pooling in the landscaping. Parts of the yard that is greener than others, pot holes or sink holes, drop in water flow or pressure, rusty or dirty water, cracks in the pavement or slab, and increased water bill.
Underground water leaks can be difficult to detect and require a professional leak detection company to locate them without digging up your home or property.
Regularly check faucets for leaks, under sinks and listen for any leaks inside the walls. Look for any damp drywall, moisture or mold.. Leaks that go undetected can cause significant damage in a very little amount of time.
Check your toilet for leaks by placing a few drops of food color into the tank, wait about 20 to 30 minutes, if the color appears in the bowl of the toilet it indicates a leak. Check the fixtures for any moisture or water.
Water leaks can start as just a trickle, but progress quickly, the easiest and most cost-effective way of solving the problem is to call a professional Leak Detector. The Leak Doctor is here to help you with all your water leak issues.
The Leak Doctor offers advanced technology, including frequency sensitive computers, specialized listening equipment, ground probes and other state-of-the-art electronic devices to find water leaks. We have cost-effective ways to find the source of your leak and quickly fix it.