Do you think you have a leak?
Here are a few tips to help you find a leak and learn what to do about it.
Perhaps you wake in the middle of the night to an annoying sound that just won’t stop. Drip…drip…drip… Or maybe you notice a watermark on the wall, or paint begins to sag in the ceiling. But where is it coming from? If, after tireless searching, you still cannot find the source of the leak, here is what you can do next.
First turn off the water supply to all of the plumbing fixtures in your home. This means turning the shut off valves at all of your sinks, toilets, and the hot water heater so that the valves are closed. Now take a look at your water meter. If it’s still running, that means water is still flowing somewhere in your plumbing system and it is likely that you have a leak. Call the professionals at Water Heater Rescue to pinpoint the source and repair the leak before it causes serious damage to your home.
When is the last time you actually checked your water bill? Go back and recheck. Are you noticing they are slowly starting to creep up for no reason? Or did you notice a big jump on your last bill? Chances are you need to call a plumber to check for a leak.
A water stain in the home indicates a water leak. It may be that water is leaking intermittently, so that the water can dry and stains will show. The first step to locating the leak is to cut the drywall to reveal the leaking pipe(s). Your repair plumber can do this for you, but if you are handy you can cut away the drywall to find exactly where the leak is. It may be that a water pipe or heating pipe has a pinhole leak, or perhaps some old piping has worn down and needs to be replaced. You will want to keep your water fixtures turned on so you can detect the leak. Once the leaking section of pipe is exposed, you will be able to send photos to your plumber for assessment.
A bulge in your ceiling paint means there is definitely a leak, and the water has pooled inside the paint. We advise to have this fixed ASAP. The first step to locating the leak involves turning off your water fixtures by closing the shut off valves. You can also shut off your main water shut off to close everything at once. Do not attempt to expose the leak if it is located near any electronics such as a light fixture. Contact a plumbing contractor to aspirate teh leak, expose the pipe and repair your plumbing.
If you suspect that you have a leaking pipe in your home and are in need of a plumbing contractor to repair your leaking pipe, contact the plumbing professionals at Water Heater Rescue! 604-628-3333