How to Detect a Hidden Leak

Hidden leaks cost homeowners money and threaten the structural integrity of homes every day. Although you might think there’s nothing you can do to detect a hidden leak, the truth is you have more power than you realize.

The plumbers at San Francisco Plumbing & Rooter Pros want you to know how to spot the signs of a potential leak underneath your home’s concrete slab, behind walls, in ceilings, and even in your yard. Keep reading to learn valuable tips for finding these destructive leaks.

Running Water

When someone in your home uses the water, you might hear it moving through the pipes in the walls. This is expected. What isn’t expected is to hear water running through pipes when no water is being used. Hearing water at this time is a sign that there’s a leak in a pipe behind the wall or ceiling.

High Water Bills

How closely do you examine your water bills? Usage levels vary depending on the season. For example, during the spring and summer, you might use more water when your sprinkler system turns on.

While small increases on your water bill is normal, it’s cause for concern when you notice sudden spikes in usage. If your water bill doubles or triples, within a month’s time, call a plumber in San Francisco right away to inspect your home for leaks.

Foundation Issues

Have you noticed new cracks formed in your foundation? Some foundation cracks happen as the result of settling, but others are caused by slab leaks.

Slab leaks happen when the water pipe under your home’s slab develops a pinhole leak or bursts completely. The water has no place to go and pools under the foundation. Eventually, the moisture causes the foundation to erode and this can threaten your home’s structure.

These underground leaks can happen in homes with or without basements. If you notice unusual cracks in your home’s foundation, hot spots on the floor, or find water pooling in areas, don’t wait to call for help. Contact an emergency plumber in San Francisco ASAP.

Leak Detection from San Francisco Plumbing & Rooter Pros

When was the last time you had professional leak detection from San Francisco plumbers? We recommend this service once a year to stay ahead of major plumbing issues. Our plumbers use state-of-the-art equipment that lets them find the tiniest leaks. Small leaks usually don’t make their presence known until they’ve been around for several weeks or months. By then, the damage done is severe.

To learn more about how leak detection can protect your home or for pipe repair, call San Francisco Plumbing & Rooter Pros today!

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