One of the more common plumbing problems is a water leak. This may be something as simple as a dripping faucet or as complicated as a burst pipe. Water can seep under your flooring and cause warping, ruin a wall, or lead to other damage. At Daniel Cordova Plumbing, Drain & Sewer, we provide expert water leak detection and repair in West Covina and surrounding areas in Southern California.
What Happens If a Water Leak Goes Undetected?
In some cases, a leak can go undetected until outward signs become evident. What are these signs? They can range from damp or brown spots on a wall to soggy carpet or flooring to a higher-than-usual water bill.
When a hidden water leak goes undetected for a long period, mold and mildew may begin to develop. This problem can quickly spread through the walls and cause severe health problems. This is especially harmful if you have household members with respiratory problems.
Where Are Water Leaks Often Found?
Basic leaks are often connected to your bathroom and kitchen fixtures: water heaters, showers, tubs, and toilets. Leaks are easier to spot in these areas.
However, the pipes behind your walls and underground, beneath your property, are also vulnerable to damage and subsequent leaks. These types of leaks are more difficult to locate and will require professional detection. Many homeowners are unaware of any leaking until they see a sudden spike in their water bill!
How Are Water Leaks Detected?
There are several devices that can help track down leaks. Helium water leak detection is a common method. This device pumps helium into the waterline. The gas escapes through the damaged area, and our technician will then know which section of the pipe to attend to.