Leak Detection Service Memphis
Leaks are the leading plumbing issue faced by homeowners across the country, causing the average home to lose 2,000 to 20,000 gallons of water every year. This water loss significantly increases your utility bills, causes damage to your property, and puts your family at risk for experiencing serious health and safety issues.
When you think about a water leak, you likely imagine an annoying leak in your faucet or toilet. However, there are a wide variety of ways leaks can occur throughout your home’s plumbing system, many of which are hidden until they become severe and widespread issues.
Leaks can arise behind walls, beneath floors, inside appliances like your dishwasher or washing machine, or may even penetrate the foundation of your home and cause serious structural damage. Failing to regularly evaluate your home for evidence of leaks not only increases your monthly water bill, but can result in expensive, time-consuming repairs or even require a full replacement of your plumbing system. Consult the information below so you can recognize signs of a water leak, then contact Premier Plumbing and Mechanical immediately to schedule a consultation.
Signs of a Leak
While each leak is different, there are certain telltale signs your plumbing system is experiencing a serious leak, including:
- Constant sound of running water, even when you are not using your faucets or toilet.
- Strange sounds coming from your pipes, including gurgling, whistling, banging, hissing, or dripping.
- Foul odors in your home, indicating mildew or a back-up of wastewater and sewage.
- Visible mildew or mold growth on ceilings, walls, baseboards, or floors, especially in the kitchen or bathroom.
- Low water pressure.
- Wobbly shower heads.
- Warped wood on the vanity or cabinet containing your sink plumbing.
- Standing puddles on your carpet or flooring, particularly in areas around your plumbing fixtures.
- Water marks or soft spots on your ceiling or walls.
- Yellow or light brown spots on drywall.
- Peeling, bubbling, or blistering paint and wallpaper.
- Sagging or creaky floorboards that feel weak when you step on them.
- Loose, cracking, or peeling floor tiles.
- Discolored water or bits of debris in your water, indicating corroded pipes
- Accumulated water around the foundation of your house.
- Cracks in your foundation.
- Wet areas or sinkholes in your yard.
- Loose piping around your water heater.
- Water meters that run even when you are not using your plumbing.
- Unexplained high water bills despite consistent levels of water consumption.
Leak Detection Tools
Our technicians employ several state-of-the-art pieces of equipment to detect leaks in your home, such as:
- Video inspection cameras, allowing technicians to see inside your pipes, diagnose your issue, and find the location of the leak without destroying your backyard landscaping.
- Acoustic listening equipment that amplifies the sounds made by water leaks and helps direct technicians to the source of the leak.
- Soil probes to listen for the sound of pressurized water forcing its way into the ground around your water or sewer lines.
Seek Professional Help Immediately
If you suspect there may be a leak in or around your home, do not delay—contact Premier Plumbing and Mechanical right away. Our licensed, highly skilled technicians know all the signs of a plumbing leak and can quickly locate, diagnose, and fix any issues that could be causing the issue. Our technicians have comprehensive training and years of experience helping homeowners just like you solve their plumbing problems before they turn into expensive, lengthy nightmares. Using the most innovative leak detection equipment in the industry, technicians can investigate your issue and provide prompt service to solve your issue.
Contact Premier Plumbing and Mechanical today by submitting the form on our website. Our team will respond shortly to schedule a leak inspection for your home. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality workmanship to ensure our customers receive the best possible experience. Your plumbing system works hard for your home—let us work equally hard for you to keep it in prime working condition.