Anybody with any experience with plumbing knows that leaks can be common in plumbing. The first type of leak that comes to mind is usually a dripping faucet. Dripping faucets seems harmless but even a slow leak can waste thousands of gallons of water and cost lots of money in utility bills over time.
Don’t take the risks with water leaks! Call for help from the licensed and insured professionals at Valley Plumbing Pros in Merced. We use the latest equipment to detect leaks and help you protect your property from the damage that your plumbing can do to your home.
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Top Signs of Water Leaks
Some water leaks are obvious, like dripping faucets or outdoor hose bibbs. Other leaks can happen under cabinets or even inside walls. These leaks are harder to notice but an attentive homeowner can notice the signs by looking out for these indicators.
- High Water Bills: An unexpected spike in water usage can indicate a leak. Even small leaks can waste thousands of gallons per day. Monitoring your water usage and periodically checking your water meter for movement can help you know when to call for leak detection from a plumber.
- Musty Odors: Leaks contribute to mold and fungal growth that can cause unpleasant odors, rot wood, and be detrimental to your health. Musty odors are always an indication of excess moisture. Whenever you smell musty odors, be on the lookout for small plumbing leaks.
- Damaged Floors, Walls, and Woodwork: The excess moisture from leak can damage the adhesive and binding compounds in laminate, wood, and drywall. The only way to repair the damage is to replace the area. Cabinets and interior walls are particularly vulnerable to this damage.
- Insect Infestations: Insects thrive on excess moisture, especially termites. Not only does having wet wood products in your home promote rotting but it also gives vital nutrients to termites and other insects that can infest your home.
How Can a Leak Impact Your Home?
Many homeowners are concerned about the cost of repairs when they really should be concerned about the cost of not repairing water leaks. A dripping faucet can raise water bills around $20 a month because they leak constantly. What if you have two dripping faucets in your house? You can see how quickly the bills can stack up.
The most urgent concern about water leaks is the cost of repairs from damage from an errant leak. The cost to repair the plumbing problem can pale in comparison to the cost to repair cabinets, floors, and walls. By keeping an eye out for signs of plumbing leaks, you can help prevent the damage they cause.
Another plumbing appliance that can leak is an old water heater. Be sure to schedule an inspection to determine if water heater repair is needed.
How We Do Leak Detection and Repair?
At Valley Plumbing Pros, we have the experience and tools necessary to help find and repair your leaks. Most leaks can be found simply by knowing how plumbing systems work and where to look. We can quickly detect the source of most leaks and repair them without any trouble.
For leaks that are harder to find or located under a slab, we have special tools at our disposal to help find them. If you suspect a leak, we will deploy all the tools necessary to repair your water leak.
In our 10 years of service to the Merced community, we’ve had hundreds of satisfied customers that we’ve helped with everything from water line leak repair to water tank installation. Protect your home by partnering with us and see the difference it makes.