Plumbing leaks can be devastating. Leaks can cause everything from damage to your home’s structure to buckling in your foundation to mold growth in places that you can’t see or get to. When it comes to finding leaks, customers know they can turn to Mainline Plumbing Inc. for leak detection services they can rely on to find those difficult hidden leaks. Even small plumbing leaks can result in severe consequences, but thankfully, it’s possible to outsmart hidden leaks and find them before they can really wreak havoc on your home.
Do You Have a Plumbing Leak?
The skilled leak detection team at Mainline Plumbing Inc. can come directly to your home and perform a thorough plumbing inspection to determine the location of any leaks you may have. However, how can you tell that you might have a leak that needs to be professionally addressed? There are a few things that you can look out for to help you discover a leak on your own.
You May Be Experiencing A Leak If:
- You notice cracks in your walls or your floors
- Certain areas of your floor are hot
- You can hear the sound of water running when none of your water fixtures are on
- Mildew or excessive moisture appears under your carpets
Steps You Can Take to Prevent Further Damage
If you notice a leak, there are a few measures you should take while you wait for our leak detection and plumbing repair team to arrive. First, locate your master water supply, usually located in your garage or somewhere near the front of your home, and shut it off by turning it clockwise. This prevents further damage to your property and stops water waste. Once our Central Valley plumbers arrive, you can relax while we take care of the rest.
What Is a Slab Leak?
Possibly the most damaging type of leak is one that develops in your home or business' foundation, commonly referred to as a "slab leak." Slab leaks can develop over time as buildings settle and shift on their foundations, placing pressure on plumbing lines running through the concrete slabs.
If left undetected and unrepaired, a slab leak can cause significant structural damage and even cause a building's foundation to crumble. As such, it is imperative to catch a slab leak early on to protect your property from potentially catastrophic damage.
Slab leaks can be identified by the following signs:
- Sudden, unexplained rises in water bills
- Water pooling where it shouldn't
- Decreases in water pressure
- Your water heater is constantly running
- Areas of your floor are warmer than others
- Mold or mildew (visible or just the odor)
- Warped hardwood flooring or wet spots on your carpet
Contact Mainline Plumbing Inc. for quality leak detection services in Modesto and the surrounding areas.
Leaks should never be ignored because they can cause significant damage to your home or business. They can also rack up hundreds of dollars on your water bill and waste gallons of water. That’s why it’s critical to call one of our Central Valley plumbing professionals the second you notice an issue. Water can do so much damage to the home if it is not properly controlled.
With Mainline Plumbing Inc. being just a phone call away, you can rest easy knowing that our Modesto leak detection experts can help protect your residential or commercial space. We have the knowledge and resources to find leaks at the source and repair them right away, no matter how big or small they are.
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