A hidden water leak can cause severe damage to a home, and its foundation. It isn’t uncommon for the first sign of a leak to be an elevated water bill, or discovering damage to your home. If you suspect a leak, call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, our licensed plumbers will locate the leak, and provide the needed repair. Our leak detection services can identify hidden leaks inside or outside of the home. Hidden leaks typically require the expertise of a qualified plumber in Arlington with the most advanced leak detection technologies.
The Water Meter Test
An unexplained elevation in the water bill can be a sign of a leak in your home’s plumbing in Arlington. The water meter test is one a homeowner can provide to determine if a hidden water leak is present.
- Ensure no water is in use during the test. Shut off appliances that may automatically use water, such as the icemaker. Write down the numbered readout on the water meter dial. Wait one hour, and check the meter again. When the numbers have changed, it is likely a leak is present. However, if the meter is spinning, a significant water leak is present.
- To narrow down the potential location of the leak as inside or outside of the home, turn off the water supply valve near an outside wall where the water supply pipe enters the home. Recheck the meter with a reading once more. If the meter does not move, the leak is within the home. Older homes may not have this valve, and homeowner’s will need to call a plumber in Arlington. A meter that shows a change indicates the leak to be in the water supply line connecting the meter and the home.
- A leaking water heater or hot water line will increase the energy bill. Routinely inspect the water heater, the floor, and the walls surrounding it for evidence of a leak.
When you have a leak, a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing plumber in Arlington can provide the fastest means of leak repair.
Leak Detection Services
Our plumbers utilize the latest state-of-the-art equipment, experience, and training for leak detection. To prevent potential additional damage to your home, call a Benjamin Franklin plumber in Arlington at the first sign of a leak.
Flood alarms are not just for rising storm waters. The device can alert you to a burst pipe or failed appliance that is leaking water. They range from a simple device that warns those present in the home, to advanced systems that can contact you via cell phone, to those with the capability to shut water off when a flood triggers the device.
A Benjamin Franklin plumber in Arlington possesses the expertise to get the job right the first time. Our professional plumbers offer plumbing repair, installation and maintenance services in addition to leak detection. We serve Arlington, Fort Worth, and the surrounding areas, and are a member of the BBB with an A+ rating. You satisfaction is guaranteed.