There are certain plumbing problems that you can hold off, such as a dripping faucet or a running toilet. These issues should always be addressed promptly, as even very minor leaks can lead to huge amounts of wasted water over time. However, it would be tough to classify a dripping faucet as a true emergency.
The same cannot be said for leaking pipes. If you have a leaking pipe in your home, you need to have it fixed immediately. The longer that you wait, the greater the risk of serious damage to your home, not to mention your budget. Our plumbers excel not only in repairing leaks, but also in finding them to begin with. Schedule your water leak detection service in Tampa, FL with us.
Potential Leak Locations
There is much more to any plumbing system than meets the eye. For every length of pipe that you can actually see in your home, there is plenty more hidden away from view. The location of a water leak can determine how severe the situation really is.
- Visible leaks. There is no such thing as a “good” plumbing leak. If you must have a leak, though, being able to see the source of that leak gives you something of an advantage. Visible leaks allow you to at least catch the water leaking out of them. Don’t let the fact that you can see the leak give you a false sense of security, though. If you see a pipe leaking, it’s possible the pipe may also be leaking where you cannot see it.
- Wall/Slab Leaks: These two leak locations are more troublesome. A leak in pipes hidden behind walls may present warning signs, such as dark staining. However, the water causing that staining may have traveled a considerable distance, so further leak detection is necessary. A slab leak is one of the most serious that you can encounter, hidden beneath the concrete slab upon which the home is built. You don’t want a plumber breaking up the foundation blindly to fix the leak, so locating it with certainty is a must.
Contact Experts Plumbing Services, LLC the moment that you suspect there is a leak in your home.