Providing Water Leak Detection Services Throughout Northern New Jersey
Your plumbing system obviously moves a lot of water throughout your home. Should a leak develop at any point in your supply piping, including the main water line feeding into your plumbing system, you stand to suffer a lot of headaches as a result. The sooner that any leaks are found, the sooner they can be repaired. That is why we offer professional water leak detection in Northern New Jersey.
As you’ll learn below, there are many different warning signs that you may notice that can alert you to the presence of a leak in your plumbing system. Remember, though, that your plumbing system is much more extensive than meets the eye. In order to pinpoint the precise location of a water leak, professional services are required. Contact Mark Lindsay and Son Plumbing & Heating Inc the moment that you suspect there is a water leak in your home.
How Can I Detect Water Leaks?
You should always stay vigilant in keeping your eyes open for signs of water leaks. In truth, though, it’s not always about what your eyes see. You need to keep your ears and other senses alert as well. That way, you yourself can make that first initial detection of a potential water leak. Signs may include:
- Visible water damage
- Mold growth
- Mildew odors
- A rise in water bills without explanation
- The sound of running water when none is in use
- Hot spots on the floor if the leak is in a hot water line
- Warped floor boards
If you notice any of these warning signs in your home, we must insist that you not go seeking out the leak on your own. This is no time for vigilante plumbing. You risk doing further damage to your plumbing system, and wasting valuable time in the process. If you’re certain there is a leak, you can shut off your water main, but the next step is definitely to dial our number.
To Fix a Water Leak, You Must First Find the Water Leak
What is the reason that professional plumbers must be called in to provide your leak detection service? Because we not only have the right equipment for finding a leak, but also the skill necessary for using that equipment properly. When a leak is hidden from view, we can use devices such as acoustical leak detectors that allow us to actually listen for where the leaks are.
We like to remind homeowners that there really is no such thing as a “minor” leak, as even very small leaks can lead to pretty serious damages. Plus, there are issues such as mold growth to consider, as mold thrives in damp environments. That is why, no matter how “minor” a leak you may think that you have, you really must schedule professional leak detection services ASAP.
Once the Leak Is Found, How Is it Resolved?
There is no way in which to tell you how any given leak in your home will be resolved until we are able to inspect the situation firsthand. Some leaks can certainly be repaired very simply. If the leak is the result of corrosion, though, it’s possible that a large area has been affected, which may require some repiping services. Rerouting a pipe to repair a slab leak is not uncommon, either.
Whatever the situation calls for, though, you can count on our professional plumbers to do the job right. When you schedule leak detection services with us, you can count on the leak being found promptly and resolved correctly. Don’t take any risks with the integrity of your plumbing system, or with the quality of your leak repairs.
Protect Your Home For Good With LeakSmart
We now offer the LeakSmart Snap-On Valve to protect your home from leaks for good. This valve snaps onto your existing system, no matter what type of valve you have. Then it shuts off your home’s water supply at the first sign of a problem.
In addition to the valve, we can place sensors at places where leaks tend to happen, like your water heater, your laundry room, your HVAC, or any location that has had a leak before. They’ll send a signal within 5 seconds of a leak to get your water turned off fast.
Not home? No problem. Download the LeakSmart app and connect it to your system. It can let you know if the system loses communication, like in the event of a power outage, and permits you to turn your water off from anywhere. It will also tell you if the system detected a leak and shut your water down.
If you have had a water leak in the past, you know how much damage they can do. Protect yourself today – you won’t be sorry!
When you’re ready for your LeakSmart Snap-On Valve, call us at Mark Lindsay & Son to make your appointment.