Do you believe that you could have a water leak of some kind in your Tustin home? Call the water leak detection experts at Pristine Plumbing. We are here to take care of all plumbing problems including leak detection, drain and pipe repair, and more. With our team of professionals on your side, take the guess work out of the possibility of a water leak.
How Do I Find Out I Have A Water Leak?
A simple way to get an idea of your water usage, is to ensure that all the water is shut off in your home or business. This includes any sprinklers or other systems around the property that are hooked into the water line. Once this is done, on your water meter there is often a leak indicator. This small indicator often comes in the shape of a small silver disc or a triangular dial. If in fact no water is being used outside or inside your home, this could be one of a few possible signs that you have a water leak that should be taken care of immediately. We offer round the clock emergency service all hours of the day and on weekends, as well. Give us a call as soon as possible to make sure you minimize the damage that could be possible from an unmitigated water leak. We are ready to help.
Leaks are commonly found in faulty or split seals that connect pipes to appliances, or other pipes.
If you find standing water or your water pressure on a certain faucet or appliance has suddenly diminished, this can be a sign of water leak nearby. This is not always the case. Sometimes, a leak can start from one place in the residence and won’t be seen by the homeowner until its snaked its way under floors and behind walls, all the while having the ability to create extensive water damage, as well as allow the harmful toxins of mold to fester and grow silently, just beyond your sight. If you think you have a leak, or have found direct evidence of one, you need the experts at Pristine Plumbing to handle it for you. We will help you return everything back to normal, and provide a long-term solution so you won’t have this issue again.
According to the nationally recognized nonprofit organization the Alliance for Water Efficiency, a typical home can lose from 2,000 and up to as many as 20,000 gallons of water, every single year, due to leaks big and small. Some water leaks are never noticed by the homeowner without professional leak detection. These will slowly and quietly push up your monthly water bill. When you have the confidence that your home is free from water damage that can be caused by a water leak, you’ll also have the comfort in knowing that you’re doing your best to conserve water for the greater good, as well as avoid spending unnecessary funds on a water bill that includes water you’re not even using.
A water leak can be a pricey affair. And while a common leak such as a dripping faucet, or a water heater with water pooled at its base, are often easy to spot by a homeowner on their own, such hidden dangers such as a cracked water supply line or a toilet flapper valve can go unnoticed for months or years. Even a seemingly small leak can cause damage if left unnoticed, and for this reason it is critical to put your trust in trained professionals that use the latest cutting edge technology to find the leaks in your home.
The Common Causes of Water Leaks
A water leak can often be caused by an aging or cracked pipe seal, but the possibilities are more varied than that.
A few of the other factors that are common in the cause of a Tustin water leak include:
Root Systems – root systems from nearby trees or shrubs with large root systems may grow at a speed that is invisible to the human eye, but they are quite powerful and when determined enough, will grow straight through the walls of your pipes. Many professional arborists will recommend such plants are planted far from your plumbing system to avoid such an issue, but a tree planted by the homeowner, or perhaps a tree planted a long time ago that has a root system that has traveled farther than what was originally anticipated, can wreak havoc on your plumbing system and create leaks and other destructive situations.
Old Pipes – Pipes that have been around for a long time are always found in homes that have been around for a long time. After a home is built, it ‘settles’ on the foundation, compressing and shifting ever so slightly over the years and decades. This shifting can put an undue strain on pipes that have already endured the normal wear and tear of a plumbing system. If you add the danger of a root encroaching on a pipe, and then add the weight of a shifted house and 50 years of a pipe’s wear and tear, things can get messy and these pipes will naturally have a higher occurrence of developing a water leak.
Drain Clogs – Drains that repeatedly partially or fully clog can damage pipes, while allowing harmful substances to build up. Harsh chemical drain cleaners have also been known to leave thin patches on your pipes, creating soft spots that over time will graduate into a full water leak.