img-leak-detectionAs a homeowner, residential tenant, or commercial business owner, you probably understand how damaging a plumbing leak can be to your property. Not only can a leak cause electrical issues and accumulation of toxic mold, but the structural integrity of your home or business can also become compromised. In addition to that, your water bill will increase significantly if a leak is not detected and repaired right away.

Signs that you may have a plumbing leak

Some plumbing leaks are more obvious than others because you can see the water dripping from the fixtures or there’s an apparent accumulation of water where it’s not supposed to be. However, other leaks happen within the walls or underneath your property. Here are some signs you’ll want to look out for if you suspect you have a plumbing leak:

Water meter readings change even when not using water
Increased water bill when water usage has not changed
Toilets that are continually running or dripping faucets
Running water sounds when nothing is in use
Spongy, soft, or discolored walls or ceilings
Musty odor from floors, walls near drains, or sewers
Cracked or unusually damp foundations or slabs
Sewer backup problems that become chronic
Visible mildew or excessive moisture under carpets
Unusual plant or grass growth in the yard or lawn areas

If you notice any of these signs, there’s a good chance you’re experiencing a plumbing leak. In any case, it’s always best to confirm the leak with a thorough assessment of the plumbing system by a trained technician.

What to Do if You Suspect a Plumbing Leak

If there is water accumulating on your property or you notice one of the indications mentioned above, you’ll want to prevent further water damage if you can. The first step is to call our office to schedule a leak assessment right away. One of our technicians can be at your door the same day to help you get the issue sorted out.

Here are a few other things to consider to help avoid major water damage due to a leak:

Locate your home’s main shut off valve and turn the water off until one of our plumbers arrive
Soak up puddles or moisture with an absorbent towel to prevent water damage to floors
Open windows or increase ventilation to help dry out walls, floors, or carpets to avoid the formation of toxic mold
Follow all instructions given to you by your plumber until the damage can be assessed and repairs are ordered

Because plumbing leaks and damage can occur at any time, Larkin Plumbing offers 24-hour services and emergency repairs! Give us a call at any time, day or night, and we’ll take care of the rest.

Dangers of Water Damage Due to Plumbing Leaks

If a plumbing leak is not repaired quickly, the cost can be devastating in more ways than one. Apart from physical damage to the property, you could be exposed to toxic mold and unsafe conditions. Even if you eventually have the leak repaired, the damage caused by the water may be substantial, depending on how long the leak was left untreated.

Here are some examples of damage caused by plumbing leaks:

Warped, swelled, or uneven flooring
Discoloration of walls, ceilings, and furniture
Musty or foul odors due to lingering moisture
Growth of toxic mold in walls, ceilings, and flooring
Unsafe conditions due to weakened structural stability of the property
Risk of fire due to electrical damage

When experiencing a plumbing leak, the sooner you can repair the damage, the better. The longer you allow the leak to continue, the more risk there is of significant plumbing problems to your system. However small the leak appears to be, you should contact a professional right away to prevent irreparable damage or substantial costs.

Larkin Plumbing Leak Detection Process

Our experienced plumbing technicians are experts in detecting a leak quickly using the most advanced leak detection technology and equipment. We will first locate the source of the leak with non-invasive methods to pinpoint the problem. From there, we will do a full assessment of the damage and the cause of the leak. This allows us to put together an effective strategy to repair the damage quickly and with as little disruption as possible.

We specialize in detecting leaks in:

Bathroom fixtures
Kitchen fixtures
Pools and jacuzzis
Residential plumbing systems
Commercial plumbing systems
Service lines running to your property
Sewer lines
Water heaters

When it comes to a suspected leak, it is always better to be safe than sorry. When you observe any of the signs listed above or suspect a potential plumbing leak, contact the professional plumbing company with proven experience and results.

Larkin Plumbing has been trusted for over 80 years when it comes to repairing leaks, drain cleaning services, and all other plumbing needs in Las Vegas! Call Larkin Plumbing today at (702) 382-2410, or Toll Free at (888) 592-2530 to schedule your leak detection assessment.