Hidden Water Leak | Water Line Repair Fort Worth
Water line leaks are not always as obvious as a flooded lawn or home. When your water bill is elevated with no explanation, it is likely that you have a hidden water leak and will require water line repair in Fort Worth. The water meter test is a simple means of determining if a water leak is present. Follow these simple instructions:
- Perform the test when other family members aren’t home to avoid the potential of their using water. Shut off all automatic appliances that use water such as the ice maker and sprinkler system. Don’t run the dishwasher, washing machine or use hot water while you provide the test to avoid the water heaters automatic pull of water into the tank.
- Check the reading on the water meter and write it down.
- Recheck in 1 hour, if the reading has moved you may have a leak and will require water line repair in Fort Worth.
Indoor Water Line Leaks
There are numerous potential signs of a leak besides the obvious puddle or flood of water. Many signs are far more subtle. These signs include:
- Discolored water can indicate a leak in the water main underground, allowing the entry of soil. It can also indicate corrosion in galvanized piping if present.
- Low water pressure may indicate a leak. Other causes are possible and a water leak is one of those potential sources of low water pressure.
- The sound of running water when water is not in use.
- The presence of a musty odor may indicate mold and mildew due to a leak.
- A sagging floor or one that you can feel giving when weight is placed on it. While damaged floors and walls may be due to water escaping a shower and other causes, a water leak that is undetected can leak until floors or walls have rotted, revealing water damage.
- Stained flooring or cracked tiles.
- Peeling paint or stained wallpaper.
- Wood finishes with a chalky appearance.
- Swollen particle board or warped drywall.
- Increased humidity in the home.
Hidden leaks can be difficult for homeowner’s to locate. When you have a leak shut off the water supply. Then call a licensed plumber to provide water line repair in Fort Worth. Our plumbers use the latest advanced technology to locate hidden leaks. Our experienced plumbers will locate a hidden leak and have it repaired quickly, preventing additional water damage to your home.
When you suspect a water line leak, call Benjamin Franklin for prompt water line repair in Fort Worth.
Yard Line Leaks
Leaks can occur outdoors in the water main, the pipe that supplies water to your home from the municipal water supply. Some potential signs of a leaking water main can include:
- Pooling or a stream of water on the lawn.
- The grass over or near the water line may be greener and more lush than other parts of the lawn. Water can run downhill, lusher grass may be at the location water is traveling to, rather than over the leak itself.
- Spongy damp soil when other soil is not.
- Sunken areas of the lawn.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing has the latest state-of-the-art tools and equipment to locate and resolve your leak issues with water line repair in Fort Worth. Delaying repair can lead to costly damage to your home and its foundation, don’t risk it! If you have a hidden leak, schedule service with a Benjamin Franklin Plumber today.
In addition, our licensed plumbers provide leak detection and repair of slab leaks, and in most slab leak repair, we are able to provide repair without any damage to your home’s flooring.
Don’t underestimate the potential damage that may occur due to a slab leak. It is a plumbing emergency with the potential for substantial and costly damage. With so much at stake, use a licensed plumber to ensure accurate leak detection, pinpointing of the leak, and water line repair in Fort Worth. The structural integrity of your home, its foundation and your family’s safety and well-being depends upon a successful and professional job being provided for slab leak repair.
When you choose Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, for water line repair in Fort Worth of a hidden water leak or other plumbing repair, you are assured of receiving a plumber with the dedication and expertise to exceed your expectations. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing provides a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all repairs. We serve Fort Worth, Arlington and the surrounding areas. Thanks for visiting Benjamin Franklin Plumbing.