Many Houston homeowners have some experience with identifying and fixing simple water leaks like dripping faucets, but not all leaks are so visible. The extensive web of pipes running in your floors and walls to bring you hot and cold water are purposely hidden from homeowners. But when a leak occurs, it makes finding and fixing the source extremely difficult.
Luckily, Air Tech & Plumbing is highly experienced in leak detection. Water leak identification can be tricky since water doesn’t stay in one place. Because water can quickly travel along walls and baseboards, under flooring and down vertical pipes, the location of a leak may be far from the resulting water damage. Therefore, water leak identification often requires a knowledgeable plumber.
Water leaks can be extremely difficult to find because there are so many sources it can leak from. An experienced plumber has the expertise to inspect each of these common leak sources:
Because these sources can be difficult to have access to, it is recommended that Houston homeowners wait to let a plumber check them out. A licensed plumber can ensure your safety and that the proper methods of detecting and fixing a leak are followed.
While a plumber may be required to find the source of a leak, homeowners are the first defense to recognizing one. Having this knowledge in mind can help you to recognize and have a plumber address a leak quickly, avoiding extensive damage to your Houston home. Keep an eye out for these common signs of a water leak:
If you notice one or more of these signs, act quickly and contact a plumber.
Unfortunately, you probably won’t be able to find and stop the source of your leak without the help of a plumber. The good news is that Air Tech & Plumbing’s licensed plumbers are here to provide water leak repair in Houston. If you experience a water leak, our expert plumbers will be just a phone call away.
If you notice a severe leak of water, you can try to shut off the water to your entire home. This may slow the leak until a plumber arrives and determines the best course of action. Otherwise, calling as quickly as possible for plumbing assistance is your best bet!
Professional plumbers in Houston have quite a few devices to use to test your plumbing for leaks. One of the common methods is Static Leak Isolation Testing. This method combines a video camera pipe inspection with hydrostatic pressure testing. All this just means the plumber will be able to test different sections of your plumbing system to find the exact location of the water leak.
Our plumbers at Air Tech & Plumbing have fully stocked service vans with the necessary equipment and supplies available at their fingertips. We’ll get the leak stopped and the pipe repair completed as quickly as possible! If you have an unidentified leak in your Houston home, contact us today!