Water Line & Slab Leaks
If you think you may have a water line or slab leak, it’s important to call The Plumber Guy right away. Our team uses specialized equipment to detect leaks in residential plumbing and put a stop to expensive utility bills, low water pressure, and costly property damage. We offer a FREE service call/estimate during normal business hours. Please call us anytime for details.
Help! I Think I Have a Leak!
If you have a leak, it’s time to call a plumber. Even a little leak can eventually become a big problem. Over time, the leak can grow larger, and may eventually lead to serious property damage. From water spots on the walls to ruined floorboards and more, a leak is nothing to ignore.
How to Spot a Leak
You can tell if you may have a plumbing system leak by looking at your water meter. Turn off all of the appliances, faucets, and other plumbing features in your home. Then, check the leak indicator on your water meter. This typically looks like a little wheel or triangular dial. If the dial/wheel is moving, this means that water is being moved through the meter. This means you most likely have a leak. Alternatively, you can take a meter reading, then wait a couple of hours ensuring that no appliances or other water sources in your house are used during that time before taking another reading. A changed reading most likely signifies a leak.
Other Common Signs of a Leak
Beyond looking at your water meter, there are some more common signs of a leak that you can observe throughout your home.
Review Your Water Bill
Has your water bill skyrocketed recently? If you haven’t been using more water than usual, you may have a leak somewhere in your plumbing system. This is often the most common culprit for an increased water bill.
A Difference in Water Pressure
Is water coming out of your faucet, bathtub, or shower slowly? This trickle or smaller stream of water may be due to some sort of clog within your plumbing system or a leak. Your water is still running, but it may be leaking out of a spot before it reaches your faucet, bathtub, or shower.
Check for Mold, Mildew, or Odors
When there is a leak in your home, things like mold and mildew can start to appear. These problems can be quite hazardous to your health, so it is crucial to contact a plumber immediately if you spot them. Another thing to consider is odor. If you notice a strange odor in your home but cannot spot the source, it may be a leaky pipe.
Look for Obvious Water Damage
Leaky pipes can lead to blatant water damage throughout your home. Some examples of this more obvious type of water damage are stains on the ceiling or walls, peeling paint on the walls, and warped walls or ceilings.
Contact The Plumber Guy Today
Do you think you may have a leak in your home? With over 20 years of experience, The Plumber Guy is here for you. Contact us today to schedule service. We are proud to offer same-day emergency service to resolve our clients’ plumbing issues promptly.