Water Leak Repair Services
Water leaks can be detrimental to home and business owners. Water leaks can be obvious like a dripping faucet or a running toilet, or it can be subtle like noticing a little bit of mold on your wall. On average, a household loses approximately 17 gallons of water per day to water leaks. Too often, the leak is not visible and can go undetected for years until it is a big problem.
Epic Plumbing is your go to company when it comes to water leak repair. We are available to correct water leaks and provide water leak detection if you think you may have a leaking pipe.
Water Leak Detection
If you think you have a water leak you do not want to ignore it. It will not get better on its own. Without proper leak detection and leak repair, the problem will continue to get worse. Here are a few things to look out for if you think you have a water leak inside.
- Noticeable drop in water pressure
If you notice a drop in water pressure it could be a buildup of calcium and minerals in your pipes, a broken valve, or a pipe leak. When you have a water leak the water is not able to flow through your pipes as it should, resulting in low water pressure.
- Higher than usual water bill
An unexplained higher water bill can be a sure sign you have a leaking pipe. One running toilet and a water leak can waste thousands of gallons of water a year.
- Mold and mildew
Continual water leaks will lead to mold and mildew. It can be noticeable on walls, floors, and ceilings. If you have a lingering musty odor it could also be a sign of water leakage, and it is important to have it checked out.
- Water stains on the ceiling
Discoloration and dark spots on the ceiling are a sure sign of a water leak, especially if the floor above the spot is an upstairs bathroom. If the spot is on the top floor it could be related to your roof or gutter. In either case, it’s important to have a professional assess and provide leak repair if necessary.
- Sagging ceiling
Sagging ceilings are dangerous and need to be dealt with immediately. This can cause structural damage and needs to be addressed.
- Paint blistering
Paint blistering is caused when paint gets wet and is a sign that there may be a water leak.
- Pipes making noise
A leaky pipe may make a hissing sound or a rattling sound. It is an indication that there is a pipe leak or a fitting may be loose and could lead to a water leak.
Signs of water leaks outside
- Increasing water bill
If it’s not grass watering season and your water bill seems to be growing without any reason, it could be a water leak. After checking inside your home due to a higher water bill it is important to check the outside. After checking inside your home, it is important to check the outside for a leaking pipe, too.
- Wet spot and pools of water in the yard
If you notice soft spots in your yard that are wet or there is pooled water for no reason, this is an indication there is water leakage or another problem.
- Sewage smells
If water is not going where it needs to, it can cause an unpleasant smell and could be a very good indication that leak detection services, and potentially leak repair, are needed.
- Cracked or breaking paved areas
Cracks on pavement can mean a pipe has cracked or is broken, especially if there is water around the area.
- Part of the yard is greener than the rest of your yard
When you notice a greener part of your yard, it could be getting more water than the rest of the yard due to a water leak from an underground pipe.
Water Leak Repair
Simple water leak repairs can be done as DIY projects. It can be easy to replace a flapper in the toilet or tighten a pipe under the sink. Although, bigger problems will need the assistance of a skilled plumber. If you think you may have a water leak, contact the professionals at Epic Plumbing today for leak detection and water leak repair services before the problem gets worse.