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Leak Detection in West Palm Beach

Finding the Source of Your Plumbing Leaks

Plumbing Leak Detection

Most homes have one or two very slow leaks hidden in their plumbing system. The majority of these are at faucets and appliances. Sometimes, these leaks are so slow that they aren’t ever noticed. However, small leaks can add up, costing you hundreds of dollars (or more) per year! Thankfully, our highly skilled plumbers at Premier Comfort Services, Inc. know what to look for and will help you shut down that monthly leak from your pocketbook.

Leaks can lead to high home repair costs in the form of:

  • Wasted water
  • Damaged wall boards
  • Carpet water stains
  • Mold growth in crawl spaces

How to Identify a Plumbing Leak

Before you call a plumber, it’s worth your time to identify whether or not you have a plumbing leak in the first place.

The signs of a leak are pretty evident. They are:

  • High water bills
  • Pooling water near appliances
  • Visible water damage on carpets, ceilings, and walls
  • Dripping faucets or ceilings

For the last three, the leaks are pretty obvious. But when it comes to subtle leaks that are hidden and dry out just quickly enough to evade detection, how can you be certain that you aren’t just spending that much water each month? First, make sure that no water is running in your home. Take a look at the water meter outside and check for movement. If the dial is still spinning, you have a leak somewhere in your home.

You can take this check a step further by shutting off the water main for your home. With the water turned off, rechecking the dial should tell you if the leak is located inside or outside your home’s plumbing. Once you know for certain that there’s an actual leak, it’s time to call our West Palm Beach plumbers for identification and plumbing repair!

How to Find a Leaking Pipe Behind a Wall

Leaks in walls and under flooring are both hard to detect and have the potential to cause a lot of damage. Most homeowners dread dealing with leaks inside a wall. But there are signs and methods you can use to detect leaks.

Signs of leaks behind walls:

  • Wet Spots on Wall – Do you see wet spots on the wall? Does your wall feel spongey? These can both be indications that there is a pipe leak within the wall.
  • Peeling Paint – When water saturates the walls, it can cause the paint to peel. Keep an eye out for any bubbling or peeling paint.
  • Mold Formation – Mold is a prominent sign that you have a water leak. Mold grows in wet, humid areas making wall spaces with leaks the perfect place.

If you believe you have a leaking pipe behind your wall, contact our skilled plumbers in West Palm Beach. We have the tools and training to accurately locate the leak, find the source, and create customized solutions. When it comes to leaks, it's best not to wait. Proactive work can prevent serious water damage and save you money.

Our Methods for Accurate Leak Detection

Hiring our professional plumbers for leak detection guarantees that we’ll find the source of the leak and fix it quickly to prevent future or further plumbing emergencies and high utility bills. How do we find leaks in the plumbing without digging into the walls? We have a suite of tools designed specifically to find hidden leaks.

A quick visual inspection of available pipes and walls is usually the first method we use to narrow the search to specific problem areas. Water damage is usually the easiest way to find a leaky pipe, but when you want to find the leak before it causes problems, we use listening devices and IR cameras to find the source of the leak.

Professional leak detection is mostly listening. Acoustic technology can pick up the sound of a drop of water through a wall and pinpoint exactly where the drip is occurring. Once we know where the leak is, we can minimize the amount of repair work that will need to be done for your home. Accurate drip locating is just another quality service offered by Premier Comfort Services, Inc.

For accurate leak detection and fast repairs, contact our West Palm Beach plumbing team at 561-855-6445.

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