A hidden leak could cost you hundreds of dollars yearly in wasted water. In addition, the cost of water damage can be much more expensive if you don’t notice the leak for some time. Unfortunately, some leaks can be very difficult to detect, but a plumber can help.
Expensive Home Damage From Leaks
If you have a leaky faucet or showerhead, it’s quite obvious that you have a problem that needs to be addressed. The problem comes when you have a leak in a plumbing component that is hidden from view. In some cases, the leak is severe enough that you still notice it fairly quickly. At other times, though, it may be relatively minor, and you won’t notice the leak until it has already caused expensive damage.
Common Causes of Hidden Leaks
Your Miami home has pipes that run under your floors, behind walls, and through your ceilings. Over time, these pipes can suffer from regular wear and tear that eventually leads to damage such as pinhole leaks or loose fittings. Another common cause of hidden leaks in Miami is shifting soil under a home’s foundation. The groundwater in this part of the country is very close to the surface, which means that soil can become unstable and shift. This shifting can cause cracks in foundation slabs and break underground piping, leading to a leak that can go undetected for quite some time.
Finding the Source of the Leak
Eventually, even a small leak will show visible signs. You may see mold growth, stains on ceilings or walls, or even water pooling in an area of your home. However, even if you see these signs of leaking, they can often show up many feet away from the actual leak. The best way to find the source is to reach out to a plumber for professional leak detection services.
Leak Detection Equipment
Our plumbers have leak detection equipment to find hidden leaks quickly and minimize water damage. For example, ground microphones amplify the sound of plumbing leaks behind a wall or under concrete. Another tool plumbers regularly use to detect leaks is a plumbing camera. Many video inspection tools include a camera and light mounted onto a fiber optic cable. Video inspection tools allow our plumbers to find the exact location of a leak and get it repaired as quickly as possible
A hidden leak can cost you a fortune as the damage spreads to other parts of your home. Your water bill will be the first clue of a leak. If you suspect a hidden leak in your home, call us at Lions Leak Detection to find and repair the leak and potentially save you thousands of dollars in property damage.