Leaks are a common and irritating problem to have on your property. Putting off a repair will cause you to waste money and water in addition to risking internal damage to your property and high repair costs. Fortunately, our team at Hi-Tech Plumbing & Leak Detect are experts in finding a leak on your property using our leak detection services.
Signs Your Pipes are Leaking
It is important to know which signs to look out for that indicate you have a leak on your property. The following are some of the most common symptoms that your pipes are experiencing a leak:
- Unusually high water bills – If your water usage hasn’t changed but your bills have increased, it may mean you have a leak that is causing water to seep into the surrounding ground rather than through your faucets.
- Mold on your walls – Not only is mold unsightly, it is also dangerous. If you are noticing mold along your walls it could mean you have a leak that is letting moisture into your property’s structure.
- Low water pressure – Low water pressure is a common sign that something is wrong in your pipelines.
In addition, a simple way to tell if you have a leak is to conduct the water meter test. This works by first locating your water meter and recording the water level. After you have this number, do not use any water for at least three hours (best to leave overnight). If your water level has changed when you check it the second time, you probably have a leak.
Causes of Pipe Leaks
There are a variety of reasons why you may have a leak which is why understanding some common causes for leaks is the first step in preventing and repairing your pipes. Causes of pipe leaks include changes in temperature that causes your pipes to crack or burst, unregulated water pressure that is flowing through your pipes at a high velocity, and clogs that are blocking your pipes from flowing properly, creating stress for your pipes.
Work with the Best Leak Detection Experts in Oklahoma
At Hi-Tech Plumbing & Leak Detect, we believe in using industry-leading trenchless technology to locate leaks in your pipelines. Leak detection can involve hydrostatic leak detection, electronic leak detection, smoke/odor testing, and isolation testing. Isolating a section of your pipe can be one of the most effective ways for our team to identify a leak because it will immediately show us where your pipes are leaking, identifying the smallest pinhole leaks.
If you are concerned that you have a leak on your property, Hi-Tech Plumbing & Leak Detect is happy to help you find it using our advanced leak detection services. Once we have detected and understand the type of leak you have, we can move forward on repairing it. Our team services residents in Edmond and the surrounding areas including Bethany, North Hills, and Oklahoma City. Call us today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment.