Leaks: the Great Enemy of All Plumbing. Even a minute leak, no larger than a pinhole, can cause immense damage to a home and waste a few hundred gallons of water a year. But these are not the worst aspects of leaks. The major problem leaks present is… finding them in the first place.
When a pipe breaks and water floods out, or your sink faucet begins to annoyingly drip water, you’ll immediately know you have a problem and can call a plumber. But this only covers a few of the possible places where leaks can occur in your plumbing. The majority occur in spots out of sight: behind walls and under floorboards, beneath concrete slabs, hidden in unused rooms. The best way to find these disguised leaks is to hire a plumber skilled in leak detection and armed with the equipment to get the job done.
For plumbers to handle the leak detection that will rescue your plumbing in Westwood, NJ (and maybe rescue your home as well!), contact BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
Professional leak detection
There are some signs to watch for that can indicate hidden leaks plaguing your pipes. Discolored spots on walls, slight warping in floorboards (watch for doors that become harder to close because of shifting boards), odd bulges under carpets, the growth of mold or mildew, and unexplained spikes in your water bills… all of these can warn that leaking is happening somewhere in your pipes, probably in multiple places.
Professional leak detection both locates where leaks are occurring and helps plumbers perform precision repairs that will cause the least amount of damage to your home’s building materials. Plumbers use sound equipment and pressure detection devices to pinpoint the leaks, then remove only enough construction material to reach the damaged pipe and seal the break. The plumbers won’t stop with the obvious repairs, however: they will examine your plumbing for other leaks that might have started and also deduce the reason the leaking started in the first place.
Leaking must be stopped as soon as possible
One of the great dangers of leaks in plumbing is that they are insidious. A single leak will grow, and it will cause other leaks to start. If a rise in water pressure was responsible, then the leaking problem will rapidly increase.
Even if a leak remains isolated, the development of standing water can destroy wood and drywall, and create an environment for the growth of mold and mildew that will speed up the rate of damage. And even the smallest leak will waste enough water to affect your utility bills.
Call BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc. for the help with your plumbing in Westwood, NJ that will locate and stop leaks and prevent future leaking problems.