The plumbing system in your home is a marvel of ingenuity, developed over the last five-thousand years starting in ancient Greece. In the Roman era, the ability to bring water into Rome from the remote mountains was a significant engineering feat. Plumbing, as we know it today, began to take shape in the early 1800s when New York City installed the country’s first water main, initially only used in firefighting.
In any plumbing system, there are multiple possible points of failure where leaks can occur. Leaking faucets, showerheads, and toilets are easy to detect, as we interact with these appliances every day. Water leaks from supply lines, underneath sinks, drain, and sewer lines all need to be addressed before they can damage your home. These leaks will often go unnoticed for a long time due to their out-of-sightline locations.
How Water Leaks are Detected
In most instances, how water leaks detected in the home is easy, as a dripping faucet or a running toilet can quickly become a nuisance that needs immediate attention. Some other common signs of water leaks in your home are hissing sounds when the water is not in use and the appearance of mold and mildew.
It may not seem like it, but a single leaking faucet can waste from a few ounces to several gallons of water per day. Over time, this can result in an additional $20 – $100 being added to your water bill every month that the leak continues to occur.
Being under continuous pressure, water supply line leaks are often easy to detect early on, as they are likely to cause extensive damage quickly. Damp carpets, water stains on walls or ceilings, and even shifting foundations can be blamed on high-pressure water leaks left unabated. Every year, the number one claim against homeowner insurance policies is from water damage due to leaks.
At Nick’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning, we also utilize hydrostatic water pressure testing to detect leaks in your home.
Why Choose Nick’s Plumbing & Air Conditioning to Detect My Water Leak?
Nick’s Plumbing and Air Conditioning Services has been experts on how are water leaks detected in and around Houston since 1979. Our licensed and experienced technician that is dispatched to your home will perform a series of isolation tests to determine what area of the house the leak is located.
Once the leak is found, a determination needs to be made if the pipes involved can be repaired or require replacement. Your plumbing technician will provide a written cost evaluation (or a second opinion) on the necessary services.