Sings You May Have Water Leaks

The first place to start when dealing with water leaks is to know that you have them. Below are a few of the signs you can look for that will tell you it’s time to fix a leak with our plumbers.

  • High water bills: You water usage is probably steady from month to month, possibly with an increase during the hottest part of the summer. When the amount of gallons per month makes a noticeable jump, the cause is probably a leak.
  • Discoloration on walls and ceiling: Brown and reddish discoloration marks on drywall mean dampness is eating away at it. If you see this on the ceiling beneath a bathroom, call for repair work immediately.
  • Low water pressure: There are a variety of reasons why water pressure might drop in your house, and leaks are one of them. Regardless of the reason, it needs a professional plumber to investigate it.
  • Test the water meter: Take a look at the reading on your water meter and write it down. Then stop all water use in the house for at least an hour. When you check the water meter again, if it’s gone up, you probably have a leak.

Professional Leak Detection at Work

What does professional leak detection actually entail? Part of it is simply our plumbers using their experience and training to know where to look first for the source of a leaking problem. But they also use special tools to narrow down further the leak location so very little guesswork is involved. That way the job is done fast and right the first time. Some techniques we use are acoustic listening discs, thermal scanners, and the useful video pipe inspection cameras that let us take a close look at the pipes from the inside.

Need to Fix a Leak? We Have You Taken Care of in Richardson, TX

Leaks damage homes, waste water, and cost money. The total number of leaks in homes across the U.S. is immense, and doing any part to stop this waste contributes to a better environment. It’s why our company slogan is "Because our planet matters." Locating your pipe leaks and repairing them is better for everybody.

You can reach us 24/7 when you have emergency plumbing repair needs. We service Richardson, TX and the surrounding areas and have for more than 40 years.