Latta Plumbing: Your Water Leak Detection Service Expert
Are you in need of water leak detection services in your Birmingham property? Call us today at 205-631-6445 to speak to one of our friendly customer service experts.
Fresh, clean water running through your home’s plumbing is a luxury that people have grown accustomed to, but those intricate pipes can malfunction at times. At Latta Plumbing, we specialize in water leak detection. Every structure has a maze of pipes running through the ceiling, walls and even under the concrete slab.
How Can I Identify a Water Leak?
A water leak isn’t always obvious. Naturally, water dripping from below a kitchen sink is an easy indicator of a bad pipe or seal. However, there are other savvy ways to determine a leak’s location. An initial clue is usually the water bill. Unless you have more people visiting the home compared to previous months, your water bill should stay around the same price each billing period. A huge jump in price typically tells you a leak is present.
Use your powers of observation. As professionals, we look for bulging walls or ceilings, along with cracks in the foundation. If a leak is truly hidden, we need to use our specialized plumbing cameras to view inside of your walls. With technology by our side, we can find your mystery leak.
Are There Different Types of Leaks?
There are several types of leaks. A common leak occurs along plumbing seals where separate pipes come together during installation. These seals can leak over time. With our expert repair strategies, these leaks are simple to fix during one service call.
Other leaks can be caused by the expansion and contraction of your plumbing. For pipes that are exposed to the outdoors, freezing weather can actually crack piping. We need to replace those pipe sections and insulate them away from extreme heat and cold.
A serious pipe leak occurs under your slab where the main line resides. If your home is several decades old, the main line moving water in and out of your property could crack from age and wear. Latta Plumbing would need to survey the damage to devise a repair plan.
Can I Put off Fixing a Small Water Leak?
Although a small water leak seems easy to ignore, it’s critical to contact Latta Plumbing for an estimate. As water continues to leak, it creates a larger crack, similar to rivers forming canyons in nature. Leaks that are beneath the home are especially dangerous to ignore.
Leaking water, even in small amounts, slowly saturates the soil. The home’s foundation may heave from unstable soil, causing even more home damage. If the damage is bad enough, the structure’s integrity could be compromised. It’s best to call us with your small leak issue. We can devise a cost-effective plan to avoid a huge bill in the future.
Contact Latta Plumbing today at 205-631-6445. We proudly service the Birmingham, AL surrounding area. We’ll be glad to come out and estimate a project for you. We take all plumbing concerns seriously for a safe and functional household.