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How the Leak Detection Process Works

How the Leak Detection Process Works

Water leaks in your home can be devastating. The impact can be significant, whether they’re obvious and easily visible or hidden away in your walls. Leaks waste tons of water and can cause damage to your home, both of which cost you money.

When you suspect there’s a leak in your home, call in the Plumbing & A/C Medic team to discover the root of the problem and offer a reliable solution. Keep reading as we break down how leak detection works and what the process entails.

Visual Inspection

When our licensed plumber arrives at your home, they may ask for more information about why you called and what water leak signs you’ve noticed. If the symptoms are visual (like water stains or puddles), they’ll start to inspect that area for the root of the leak.

While homeowners may see apparent signs of a leak or the obvious source, a professional can diagnose more subtle signs and pinpoint a leak’s true source.

Running Tests

If there were no visual signs of a leak, but you noticed your water bills spiking or a drop in water pressure, the plumber may then run some tests to determine where the leak is. They may turn off the water in your home and see if the meter still runs. This will determine if water flows even though the supply is turned off.

The plumber may also run other tests with specialized tools to zero in on the leak's location once they’ve determined that one truly exists.

Repairing the Leak

Once the source of the leak is found, our specialist will thoroughly explain the circumstances and your options. Potential solutions depend on how severe the leak is and where it is located. It may involve simply replacing a connection, replacing an entire pipe, or fixing a toilet seal. In more severe cases there could be a need for a full re-pipe. But our plumbing experts will walk you through the whys and help you determine the best remedy for your situation. We provide upfront pricing to avoid surprises and no work begins until you feel comfortable and have approved.

Leaks can be sneaky and cause a lot of harm. That’s why it’s so important to have a licensed professional plumber find and fix the leak as soon as possible.

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Trust Plumbing & A/C Medic and our elite team of professionals to find and fix any leak in your home. Contact us today at (602) 975-2306 to learn more about our process and conveniently schedule an