Leaks In Your Plumbing System

Plumbing leaks are more common and one of the most stressful problems that a homeowner or a business may face. Leaks often times will occur in sewers, drain lines, pipes, or in underground water lines. Leaks can happen to any type of home or business and can happen at any time. Leaks are usually noticed when you see an increase in your water bill, although small leaks may not show an increase. With a small water leak you may not know how serious the damage may be or what exactly is leaking.

What Are Some Indications of a Leak in Your Plumbing System?

Low water pressure throughout your home or business
● The sound of water running when fixtures are not being used
● Your carpets, floors, or ceilings are wet
● Water stains or a leak coming from a low point on the wall
● Hot water coming from a cold tap
● Your water heater seems to run all the time
● A hot spot on the floor could indicate a leak in your hot water line

Leaks Under Your Slab And Possible Causes

You may have water leaking under your concrete slab and do not realize it. These types of leaks occur when a water or drain line has failed under a slab foundation. They can be caused by various conditions under your slab.

Soil contains can cause leaks under your slab. Electrolysis is the most one cause of a slab leak. Electrolysis can occur anytime, sometimes years after installation.

Another cause is piping of dissimilar metals. Piping that comes in contact with unprotected lines, rebar, electrical conduits or heating duct work may cause your water or sewer piping to leak. Friction from expansion and contraction can also cause the piping to become worn and begin to leak.

Other possible causes of a slab leak are kinked piping that was missed during installation or one that may have been accidentally damaged by a concrete worker or other contractor during the construction of your home. Over time leaks develop and should be repaired to prevent further damage to your home and property.

Locating Plumbing Leaks

There are many methods of water leak detection, from electronic leak detectors to employing sewer cameras or even jack-hammering the area and doing a visual check depending on the severity of your leak. Plumbing leak detection and the expertise to make the necessary repairs and insure your plumbing system is leak free requires the work of a professional who understands how your plumbing is installed.

What Should You Do

If you suspect you may have a leak in your home or business, call Triplett right away. Our technicians have the knowledge and experience required to find the leak and get the work done professionally before it’s too late. Our professional team of plumbing repair specialists can find your leak anywhere in the Hampton Roads area. We can discuss your options to locate and repair your leak. We will also handle your complete repair from the tear out to access the leak, the leak repair, and the restoration of your home or business to the way it was before your leak.

 

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