Even a small water leak can cause severe damage if left unattended. Water damage can affect the roof, walls, and floors of your home, and can even make it structurally unsound. Standing water or damp also results in the growth of mildew and mold, which can negatively affect your health.
Unfortunately, small water leaks can be extremely difficult to detect, which is why you need to work with a water leak detection company that uses the latest technology. At Oak Plumbing, we specialize in finding even the smallest water leaks, as well as using the latest non-invasive water leak repair methods in Benicia, CA.
From gas detection to gas leak repair, you can count on our team every step of the way!
Signs You Have a Water Line Leak
While a burst pipe is dramatic and obvious, many water leaks are much more subtle. This subtlety is what makes them so damaging, since you may not notice one until it's too late. Small water leaks often cause just enough humidity and water damage to your property to result in costly repairs while remaining hidden.
Here are some of the most common signs of a water leak:
- Increased water bill, even if you're using the same amount of water
- Sounds of dripping or running water with no obvious source
- Bubbling paint on the walls
- Damp spots on the floors and ceilings
- Increased mold growth, even in typically dry areas
- Soft or rotten wooden floors
Water Leak Detection Techniques
Many traditional leak detection methods, such as dig and drill or meter detection, are inaccurate, invasive, and costly. Luckily, technology has evolved dramatically over the years, and we now have many new methods to detect leaks quickly, accurately, and non-invasively.
The gold standard for leak detection is video camera inspection, which uses infrared cameras to evaluate your pipes from a variety of different angles. We're able to examine your pipes without touching them and can even identify potential issues that would result in leaks later on if left untreated.
Our specialized leak detection team has all the necessary equipment on hand to ensure that we find and repair any leaks during our first visit. Wherever possible, we'll use non-invasive methods to seal any leaks without the need for digging or trenching.
We also offer sewer line inspection and repair services in Benicia.
Preventing Leaks in the Future
Most leaks are due to aging pipes, and the only solution is to replace your current plumbing installation. However, there are still many things you can do to extend the lifespan of your existing pipes to prevent leaks from happening in the future:
- Insulate pipes against cold and extreme weather changes
- Don't put corrosive chemicals down your drain
- Repair any clogged drains to prevent pressure build-up in your pipes
- Inspect your pipes regularly
- Avoid planting trees near major pipes
When you have a water leak, it's vital to repair it fast. At Oak Plumbing, we believe in providing our customers with excellent service, and we won't leave until you're satisfied with our service.