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Water leaks are a fairly common problem, but they can sometimes be hard to detect. Often, it takes an expert to determine the source of the problem so repairs can be made. At 1-800-Plumber +Air of Richmond, we're committed to keeping your pipes working properly, and your home's interior dry before damage can occur. Let's look at what it means when we talk about leak detection in Richmond and why it's important to fix water leaks sooner rather than later.

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Understanding Water Leaks

Your plumbing system is extensive, and hundreds of gallons of water pass through your pipes each day. Aging pipes, high water pressure, and poor installation can all lead to leaky pipes that can cause significant damage over time. Sometimes, a leak can be easy to spot—especially when water drips into a puddle under the sink. However, hidden water leaks can be challenging to find in many instances, and without a skilled plumber's eye, they can cause water damage before you even know they exist.

Neglecting water leaks can lead to significant issues like water damage and increased utility bills. They can also pose a risk to your family's health by contributing to the spread of mold and mildew. If you suspect that you've got a water leak, it's wise to call the pros as soon as possible. We can detect the source of the problem and take care of the plumbing or slab leak repair.

Signs of Water Leaks

Leak detection in Richmond is a job for a qualified plumber. Knowing when it's time to call helps you avoid water damage and unnecessarily high bills. Some sure signs that you've got a water leak include:

  • Sudden, low water pressure

  • The presence of moisture

  • Mold or mildew

  • Water spots on your floor or walls

  • Warm or cold spots on the floor

  • A water heater that is running too often (or continuously)

If you've got a hidden leak, you may not notice any signs beyond a higher-than-normal water bill.

Slab leaks are tough to diagnose because they happen underneath your home. If you notice these signs, call a plumber right away:

  • Unusually high water bills

  • Standing water or mud near your home's foundation

  • Cracks in your ceiling or walls

  • The sound of water running, but you can't find the source

The Importance of Prompt Detection and Repair

Leak repair isn't something you should drag your feet about. When water is leaking in or underneath your home, it can cause expensive damage over time. The longer you neglect the issue, the more you can expect to pay to have it fixed. Instead of waiting for a potentially small problem to become massive, it's always best to call an experienced plumber. Leak detection is something plumbers do every day, and our experts have the knowledge and tools to diagnose the problem quickly while creating a plan of action for repair.

Prioritize Your Leak Issues with help from 1-800-Plumber+Air of Richmond, VA

If you suspect your plumbing has sprung a leak, call 1-800-Plumber+Air of Richmond. Our professional plumbers have years of experience in the industry, and we're committed to 100% customer satisfaction on every job. Trust our crews to provide the best leak detection in Richmond so you can rest easy knowing your home is moisture-free.

When you call our crews, we always offer free upfront pricing so you know what to expect from start to finish. Don't waste your time trying to find the source of the problem alone. Call 1-800-Plumber+Air. We're available 24/7 for all plumbing emergencies, no matter how big or small.

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What to Do if You Have a Broken or Leaking Pipe

Discovering pipes leaking can be stressful but there are solutions to prevent serious damage. Keep in mind that these are only temporary fixes and calling 1-800-Plumber +Air of Richmond is still your best bet because they can provide the right solution and finish the job successfully.

Locate the source of the leak

The pressure will lead you to the source of the leak. They can either be found above the ceiling or inside a wall. You'll know there's a leak if you hear water spraying inside your ceiling or wall. The drywall also becomes wet and they can often be found at the joints between your panels. If the water stains the ceiling, the source of the leaks may be above. If there are no obvious signs of leaks above, get a flashlight and check the pipes in your crawlspace or basement.

Shut off the water supply

Look for the valve that controls the water flow to your damaged pipe and shut it off.

Attach a pipe repair clamp

Sleeve clamps are designed to put a stop to leaks for weeks or even months, but you'll need 1-800-Plumber +Air of Richmond to provide a permanent fix to the leaky pipes.

Make your own sleeve clamp

If you don't have a pipe repair clamp handy, you can wrap the damaged pipe with a rubber strip and clamp the wrap with C-clamp, adjustable hose clamp, or a pipe-sleeve clamp.

Apply epoxy putty for leaks near a joint

A sleeve clamp might not stop leaks around the joint, so you have to apply epoxy putty to seal the leak. When applying putty, be sure to turn off the valve first.

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Choose 1-800-Plumber +Air of Richmond to prevent long delays for damaged pipe repairs. Regardless of the source of leaks, our licensed team of professionals will correct your issue and put your worries about leaks behind. Contact us so we can assess the plumbing situation and provide a suitable, tailor-made solution.

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