At what stage does a leaking water pipe turn from a nuisance into a danger? Knowing what to look for can mean the difference between a straightforward DIY repair and, at the other end of the spectrum, a flooded home. In this blog, we will let you know some of the most common warning signals, as well as possible causes, and allow you to differentiate which ones you can fix yourself and which ones you’ll need some professional assistance.

Indications of Leaking Water Plumbing

If you are reading this, chances are you’ve already discovered something that wasn’t quite right with your water lines.

Can you just get your water bill simply to view it was significantly higher than last month?

Or maybe you found a patch of wet — or formerly wet — drywall?

Sometimes leaky pipes reveal themselves by disrupting seemingly suddenly and causing a massive mess (and of course critical damage to your walls, flooring, and possessions ). Other times, you will have some warning, make sure it lower water pressure than usual, visible water damage to your wall, or a higher water bill.

But what can you do about it?

Well, if there is visible damage to your home’s structure, in many cases you will be able to trace back the damage to the source of the water leak.

There are occasions where the damage doesn’t stop there, however, there’s no visible damage yet (such as reduced water pressure, or a higher utility bill), and that’s where our leak detection services come in the picture.

Using high-tech equipment and their years of training and experience, our licensed plumbers will find the source of the leak, as well as any other affected areas that may be causing issues for your home.

The truth is that there are a number of types of leaks that may be happening in Your water lines, the most common of which are:
Leaks in the joint fittings- Leaks at the Center of the pipes
Now if it’s just a minor leak in the joint fitting, say behind your tap, or your washing machine, that’s often something that you can simply replace by yourself.

If it’s a concerted fitting that’s been welded, as is often the case with copper pipes, that’s going to require a licensed plumber to solder so as to fix it.

There may be any number of reasons that caused the joint to start leaking, including clogs on your water lines, poor workmanship or soldering from the installation or previous repairs, or simply old age.

When water lines are cracking and leaking throughout the amount of the pipe itself, that usually comes about from either old age, or extreme weather conditions (pipes freezing and unfreezing), and is considerably more serious in many cases.

The main point is if you imagine a leaking water heater in your home and aren’t able to find the source of it or it is something more complex than replacing a fitting, it is time to make the BEST option.