- Posted by Mike
- On November 20, 2014
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When to Call a Plumber to Fix a Water Leak
You See Water
If you notice water in or around your home look for the source. If it’s not a faucet or hose left running, you more than likely have a water leak.
You Smell Mold
If there is a moldy smell in the air or even an unpleasant smell in general, there may be a leak behind your walls or beneath the floors.
Low Flow Indicator
Even if you don’t see water or smell a bad odor, you can check your outside water meter. If the flow indicator is low, water might be leaking.
What to Do if Water is Leaking
If you see water pooling, the first thing you should do is try to shutoff the water source. If there is a valve close to the leak, try closing it. If the leak persists, try closing the shutoff valve where the water comes into your home. If all else fails, turn off the valve at the meter.
If you suspect there is a leak in your home but cannot find the source of it, try turning off all known water uses inside and outside of your house. When you’ve made sure all faucets and taps are closed, check your home’s water meter. If the flow indicator moves, you have a leak and you’ll likely need a plumber to repair it.
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Water Pipe Leaks Under Slabs & Concrete
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As a homeowner, you want your home in the best condition possible. That’s why you should be taking the time to inspect your home for things like water line leaks on a regular basis. However, even if you do that, not every type of water pipe leak is going to be noticeable to the eye. That is definitely the case when it comes to a leak in the slab of your home. If you do have that kind of water line leak, you’ll likely notice that your heating or cooling bills are skyrocketing.
In the summer, homes with a slab leak will see a major increase in your bills. You might also notice that the floor is much warmer in some parts of your home. In the winter months, you’ll likely notice that you’re paying a lot more to heat your home. You might even notice that your floors are cold in some spots.
Another common sign of a water line leak is cracking, shrinking or broken areas on your concrete. To prevent further damage, we recommend scheduling an water line repair and install appointment to fix the water leak. In the end, a water line repair will save you money, but only if you hire the right people to do the job.
Signs of a Concrete Slab or Foundation Water Line Leak
If it is on the cold side, you will see an increase in your water bill if you have a water line leak. We recommend scheduling a water line repair or install appointment if you notice substantial increases in your bill.
If it is on the hot side, you will see an increase in your electric bill if you have a line pipe leak. To prevent additional damage to your home, we recommend booking a service appointment for water line repair.
If you notice your floor is getting hotter, you may have a slab leak.
Sinking or Cracking
Any sinking or cracking in your cement or tile is a sign of a slab leak.
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Water Leak Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
If you see water in your home that doesn’t belong, you more than likely have a leak that needs to be fixed. Waiting to have a leak repaired can be a costly mistake and one that we do not recommend. If you do have a leak, you probably have some questions and below we’ve provided answers to our most frequently asked ones. If you don’t see your question answered, please contact us today to speak with a leak detection expert.
- Do You Offer Financing for Water Leak Repairs?
- Do You Provide Leak Detector Services Valley-wide?
- How Do I Know if My Pipes are Leaking?
- What’s the Best Method to Prevent My Pipes From Freezing?
- I Have a Small Leak in My Home, How Can I Stop the Water Leaking?
- Does ACE Offer Second Opinion Inspections?
- What Should I Expect from a Professional Plumbing Company?
- Do You Offer Commercial Water Leak Detection Too?
- How Much Will it Cost if I Don’t Fix a Leak Immediately?
- Does a Leaky Water Heater Have to be Fixed Right Away?
- Should Water be Leaking From My Air Conditioning Unit?
- How Can I Tell if My Water Heater is Going Bad?
- What Should I do When I’m Having Problems with My Water Heater?
- Can a Plumbing Inspection Prevent Leaks & Water Damage?
- What Can I Do to Prevent My Pipes From Freezing?
Phoenix Residents Turn to ACE Plumbing Inspection Services
Contact ACE Home Services at (602) 483-4172 to learn more about our Phoenix slab leak detection and repair services. If you have a leak, it’s better to have it fixed sooner rather than later as even a small leak can wreak havoc – causing exponentially more damage. Furthermore, the worse the damage becomes, the more expensive the repair work becomes for the property owner.
Ask us about other plumbing services we offer, such as installing plumbing appliances, remodeling your bathroom(s), installing fixtures, gas lines, new hot water heaters, and water purification systems. ACE is also known for home heating and residential air conditioning.
We also offer an array of commercial plumbing services.
If we don’t answer your call immediately, we are working with another customer and will return your message as soon as we possibly can.
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