Have you noticed that your sink has a small drip from the faucet? This can be an indication that it is time for a plumbing leak repair. If you have noticed signs of water damage on the ceiling or the walls, you need to have plumbing leak detection done. But who do you call? If you are in Summerville and Charleston, SC, or the surrounding areas, call your local plumber Delk Plumbing. We do plumbing leak detection and repair for residential properties. Schedule our services today by calling (843) 873-6331.
How Does Plumbing Leak Detection Work?
An electronic leak detector can be used. It works on a transducer that picks up sounds coming from a system of pipes. When the plumber hears the sound from the leak, then they can make note of that section of pipe to repair. After the leak detection has been completed the plumber will then repair any pipes that were marked with leaks during the testing.
Signs of Water Leaks
You may notice one or more of the following signs if you have a leak:
- Higher than normal water bill.
- Mold or mildew growing on walls, ceiling, or floors.
- Low water pressure.
- Wet spots under the sink.
You can do a physical inspection of pipes that are visible under sinks, in the basement, around the water heater, and outside spigots. If you have any of these signs but cannot find any leaks on your own, you should call in the professionals at Delk Plumbing for plumbing leak detection in Summerville and Charleston, SC. We can be reached at (843) 873-6331. Once we detect the source of the leak, we are then able to repair it.
What Causes Leaks?
Leaks can be caused by several things. Some reasons are:
- Foundation shifts.
- Tree roots causing cracks or holes.
- Fittings are loose.
- Extreme changes in temperature, such as freezing.
- Corrosion on metal pipes.
Any of these things can cause pipes to crack, develop pinholes, or even burst. Sometimes this happens underground or behind walls which makes it impossible for the property owner to see. That is when it is crucial to hire the Delk Plumbing team for plumbing leak detection in Summerville and Charleston, SC and the surrounding areas. Schedule us today by calling (843) 873-6331. Repairing the pipes as soon as possible will save you a great deal of stress and money. It will also keep your water from becoming contaminated with debris and dirt that can carry bacteria and germs.