Serving All of Phoenix and its Surrounding Cities

Serving All Phoenix And Surround Cities

Leak Detection in Phoenix & Surrounding Areas

While a small leak may seem like a minor issue, leaks waste a significant amount of water when they are left untreated. This is not good for the environment or your water bills. Some leaks are quite obvious in plain sight, while others are tucked away and harder to detect.

Plumbing & A/C Medic. provides accurate and reliable leak detection in Phoenix, Gilbert, Chandler, and the Phoenix Metro area.

Determining that Pipes Are Leaking

Plumbing leaks are relatively common but need to be repaired quickly to minimize property damage. Unfortunately, some leaks are challenging to detect and can leak for weeks, months, or even years before they are discovered.

Knowing the signs of a water leak can help you avoid serious damage to your home.

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Signs of a Potential Plumbing Leak Include:

  • Hearing dripping water: When the house is quiet, such as when you are sitting quietly with a book or laying in bed at night, you may be more attuned to unusual sounds. If you hear dripping water but can’t identify a drip in any of the faucets, the drip may be located inside the walls.
  • Unexplained moisture: A wet or sagging spot in a wall, ceiling, or floor, or wet spot that keeps returning, can indicate a hidden plumbing leak.
  • Higher water bills: A hidden plumbing leak will use water constantly, which can add a considerable amount of money to your water bill. If your water bill has suddenly increased, but you haven’t been using more water, it could be a plumbing leak.
  • A musty odor: A slow water leak may not be noticed immediately, and mold can grow over time. If you smell mold, mildew, or a musty odor, it could be a sign of a leak.

If you notice one or more of the signs of a potential plumbing leak in your home, we encourage you to contact us right away for accurate leak detection and repair service in the Phoenix and Gilbert areas.

Detecting Common Household Leaks

Leaky faucets and toilets are common and can result in significant water waste. A leaking faucet can waste more than 1,000 gallons of water each year. A simple repair or replacing the faucet can stop the leak.

Common Causes of Toilet Leaks:

  • Broken Tank: The tank is an important part of the toilet. Water flows to the tank when the toilet flushes. If there is a crack in the tank, water will spew everywhere. It is important to have this repaired as soon as possible; before more damage is done.
  • Corroded Pipes: If you have an old house with an old plumbing system, it is possible that some of your pipes are corroded. Corrosion occurs when metal pipes weaken over time. Rust can start to form and it can lead to a leaky pipe.
  • Cracked Bowl: When your toilet bowl is cracked, it is imperative to call a professional Gilbert leak detection expert immediately. Ignoring a cracked toilet bowl could cause major water damage in your Gilbert home.

If you suspect you have a toilet leak, you can check for a leak using food coloring. To test out this method, remove the lid and put a few drops of food coloring into the tank. Leave it for at least 15 minutes.

There will be colored water in the bowl if there is a leak. When you have any type of a leak, you can count on our Phoenix & Gilbert leak detection technicians to find and repair it.

How to Prevent Plumbing Leaks

It can be easy to brush aside a leaky faucet, but even a tiny leak can add up to significant water waste over time. It is important that homeowners know how to identify, catch, and prevent leaks at home. Not only will this help prevent flooding damage, but it will also help extend the life expectancy of your system.

Tips to Prevent Plumbing Leaks:

  • Check Your Emergency Shut Off Valve – Each year, you should open and close each emergency shut off valve in your home. These valves are essential to preventing flooding when you encounter a problem at home.

  • Schedule Water Heater Maintenance – Flushing your water heater removes minerals that keep your system from working as efficiently. This will help you catch plumbing problems early on and extend the life expectancy of your system overall.

  • Maintain Your Pressure Relief Valve – You should maintain your temperature and pressure relief valve annually by turning it on and letting it run for 10 seconds.

Ignoring a Leak Is Costly

You should call a professional plumber at the first sign of a problem because ignoring a leak can be expensive. The higher water bills you may be experiencing are only part of the problem. Hidden water leaks can cause water damage and mold growth in your home, which can be costly to repair.