Leak Detection in Houston, TX
Heaton Plumbing experts are Houston TX‘s water leak detection and repair specialist. Small signs of water problems can soon turn into cracks in walls, ceiling even concrete slabs and foundations. Leaks in piping indoors, inside walls, under slab foundations, or piping and sewers outdoors can be huge problems. Problems that if left ignored can lead to major damages and costly repairs for unsuspecting homeowners. When you see a problem such as water pooling up on flooring, or water stains on walls or ceilings; Or hear water running through the pipes or in the walls you need to take action quickly. Big or small, a leak can be critical to your budget and to your property value. You must take the right steps to properly detect and solve your problem. Don’t pay excessive charges or incur property damage that results from waiting too long or worse having the wrong people on the job.
Accurately locating a water leak at it’s source takes both a tremendous amount of experience and the right equipment. Leaks typically happen in multiples, meaning a corroded section of line will spring multiple pinhole leaks by the time a leak is noticed. Hiring an inexperienced Houston leak detection company could end up causing you to need leak detection & repair services multiple times for the same line.
Here at Heaton Plumbing our expert plumbing technicians have undergone the industry’s most rigorous training in plumbing leak detection. We utilize state-of-the-art electronic leak detection equipment to ensure the most non-invasive leak detection possible. This allows us to listen to water running through pipes that are hidden underneath floors or inside walls to detect lines that are damaged and leaking without having to break through the slab foundation of your home. This makes us one of few plumbing companies that provides truly non-invasive leak detection in Houston, Deer Park, Pasadena, & La Porte Texas.
Common Signs of a Plumbing Leak
Depending on the type of plumbing leak you are experiencing, the symptoms will manifest in different ways. Knowing what to look for is especially helpful when leaks are not visible to the naked eye. Below is a list of some of the red flags that you can look for to help you determine whether or not a leak detection service call is warranted to investigate a potential leak further. Call a licensed Houston leak detection company if you notice any of the following:
- Unexplained Increase in Your Water Bill
- Wet Concrete or Carpet
- Water Stains on Walls
- Mold & Mildew
- Foul Odors in Your Yard
- Foul Odors Coming Up From Drains
- Visible Water Pools On Flooring
- Sound of Running Water When Taps Are Closed
How Heaton Plumbing Performs Plumbing Leak Detection in Houston
Our team of skilled leak detecting plumbers will begin the leak location process by asking you some questions about the nature of the leak. Is it visible? When did you first notice or begin to suspect that you may have a leak? Have you noticed any unexplained increase in your water bill? From there our next course of action will vary depending on your answers. It may make sense to perform a hot spot test where we examine your homes flooring for unusually warm or hot sections. If the line that is responsible for the leak is from a hot water supply line, then the water will cause the flooring to feel warm. This is commonly referred to as the “hot spot method” for plumbing leak detection in Houston for slab leaks.
Another quick way to tell if your home has a leak is to perform a meter test. A meter test entails taking a baseline reading of your homes water meter usage. You can take a picture with your cell phone to document the meter’s readings. Then you will shut off the water main to your home. Wait 1-2 hours and then return to the meter. If the reading on the meter is the exact same now as it was before you turned off the water main (reference your cell phone picture) then you do not have a fresh water leak. If the meter has spun and additional water usage has been recorded then it is a sign that water is still flowing through a leaking pipe.
This is where our professional leak detection service in Houston will come into play. We can save you time & potentially thousands of dollars in property damage with our comprehensive plumbing leak detection service. At Heatoin Plumbing, we will arrive at your Houston home to perform our comprehensive slab leak detection. Once we have pinpointed the location of the leak, we will mark it’s location and provide you with a free estimate to repair the damaged section of line. You will know upfront how much it will cost to repair it taking the stress and surprises out of the equation. From there, once you agree to the price we can get to work straight away, that very same day.
If you have any questions or to learn more about our leak detection in Houston, call Heaton Plumbing today at (281) 645-5039.
One of the most common types of water leaks our plumbers are called in to find are those hidden underneath slab foundations. Slab leaks present some specific problems to find given that they literally underneath concrete flooring. Firstly, without electronic leak detection equipment the only way to pinpoint a leak under the slab is to jackhammer or bust through the foundation. Costly and messy, this method is sometimes appropriate for repairs but should never be used as the primary technique for locating slab leaks.
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