A Helpful Guide to Leak Detection

15 December 2016
Category: Plumbing
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Leak detection is one of the most important things you can do for your home’s plumbing system. Since piping is mainly located between walls and under floors, leaks can often go unnoticed by homeowners, allowing to grow even worse with time. The leak will eventually present itself in the form of wet spots on the walls, floors, and ceilings of your home. This may lead to even more trouble. As these wet spots can lead to significant water damage and a heightened risk of mold and mildew growth. Water damage restoration service can be expensive and potentially cost you thousands of dollars. Not to mention, you may also be paying more on water bills, as even pipe leak may cost you gallons of water that otherwise could’ve been used for other purposes. And don’t just think your pipes will be the only part of your plumbing system susceptible to leaks. Essential plumbing fixtures like toilets and sinks may also experience leakage that will both cost you more money on bills and damage the efficiency of the fixtures themselves. Unfortunately, since many homeowners don’t know how to detect leaks, they will allow these situations to worsen until it’s too late. But don’t be one of them this winter. Instead, take a proactive stance with your plumbing system and brush up on your knowledge on how to spot leaks as soon as possible.

Why Should You Call Dupree Plumbing?

If you are having a hard time detecting leaks in your home, always refer to Dupree Plumbing for excellent leak detection service. We have a team of licensed plumbers ready to provide high-quality pipe repair that will ensure leaks become a distant memory. We work quickly and inspect your home’s plumbing system down to the last detail. After all, you never know where a leak may begin, so it’s important to inspect even the hard-to-find areas of your home where it may be possible. Thanks to our help, you will experience greater all-round savings, especially on your water bills. You will also save money on repairs due to less frequent pipe leak. Our pipe repairs are durable and long-lasting so you’ll never have to worry about faulty piping ever again. Your fixtures will also experience greater efficiency and a longer lifespan, which will be especially beneficial to home convenience. Above all else, you will achieve a better peace of mind this winter and be able to enjoy the season so much more without plumbing problems on your mind! 

5 Helpful Tips for Leak Detection

In addition to our services, you can also do a bit of leak detection in your home. When you suspect your pipes or fixtures are dripping, please take note of these 5 helpful tips to make it better:

  1. Low Water Pressure: One major sign of trouble is the loss of water pressure, which will see you spend more on bills. There are a number of reasons for low water pressure, and all of them have to do with your plumbing- with the exception of your water pump. In the even this applies to your plumbing system, please check your PRV valves, water pump, and if that doesn’t fix it, start inspecting pipes.
  2. Mold and Mildew: The growth of mold and mildew growth is one of the most hazardous signs of a leak, as it can actually put your health risk.  By the time you notice mold and mildew, it’s probably widespread within your walls. Mold can also pose a serious threat to your respiratory health, and result in serious breathing problems later in life. Before you put the health and safety of your family at risk, call for plumbing service immediately upon detection.
  3. Collapsed Pipes: Are you hearing knocking sounds and audible running water coming from inside your walls? While you may mistake these sounds for ordinary house sounds, it may actually be the sound of your pipes collapsing. Any knocking or flushing sounds should be investigated.
  4. Damage in Your Yard: Signs of a leak in your plumbing system may not even be inside your home. Instead, you may just have to look at your lawn. Puddles of water on your lawn is usually a clear sign of leaky sewerr pipes. Damage to your yard can be annoying, especially if you take a considerable amount of passion in lawn care. Moist soil is especially attractive to pests and should be dealt with quickly.
  5. Termite Activity: And speaking of pests, you may notice more termites crawling about in your home once a pipe leaks. If a dormant colony of termites comes into contact with water, it will become active. They may also burrow down out of a ceiling or the sawdust-like leavings they produce will begin to trickles out of vents and travel across your home.

Don’t Drown In Worry – If You Suspect You Have A Leak, Schedule A Leak Detection Service Today

Contact Dupree Plumbing today if you want to learn more on how you can stop leaky pipes for good with proper leak detection!

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