Hidden Water Leaks | Water Line Repair Fort Worth
Knowing the signs of hidden water leaks can minimize or prevent costly damage to your home. Plumbing leaks can be hidden or obvious, and hidden leaks can be a challenge for the homeowner to locate. The following tips may assist you in locating your hidden leak. After trying these tips, if you still are unable to locate a leak, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing provides advanced leak detection services to pinpoint the leak, and will provide prompt, professional water line repair in Fort Worth.
The homeowner with hidden leaks may not know they have a leak until they receive an elevated water bill, and/or in the case of a hot water leak, a higher than normal electric or gas bill. Don’t ignore it, when verifying a water leak is so simple. Shutting the water off and providing prompt water line repair in Fort Worth will prevent additional costly repair.
Verify the Presence of a Leak
Take a reading of the water meter when no one else is home and write it down. Ensure the dishwasher, sprinklers and washing machine are off. Wait 30 minutes to one hour and read the water meter again. If the gauge has moved you have a leak.
Listen for Running Water
Listen for the sound of water running through the main water supply line where it enters your home if possible. If you are able to hear water running, it is likely a leak within your home. You may be able to hear the sound of running water near the source of an unseen leak.
Some of the most common signs of a hidden leak are:
- Discoloration on Walls and/or Floors
- Cracked tile, grout or discolored linoleum or wood may indicate a leak.
- Warm spots on the floor.
- Wet and/or stained sheetrock walls and molding, check on the bottom of walls for moisture.
Other Signs of a Potential Leak:
- Walls, ceilings and floors can sag due to water damage.
- The presence of water on the floor may indicate a leak.
- A loss of water pressure.
- Musty, moldy or mildew odor.
- Mold and/or mildew.
- Increased humidity in the home.
- A cracked foundation.H
Hidden leaks can be difficult for the homeowner to locate. If your leak remains hidden, call a Benjamin Franklin plumber for advanced leak detection and water line repair in Fort Worth.
Outdoor Water Leaks
Indoors or out, water being present where it shouldn’t be is a common sign of a leak. Water located outdoors may be due to a leak within your home, at the home’s foundation, within the basement, on the lawn or running into the street. The presence of water pooling on the lawn or running into the street may be coming from your water lines, or from a neighboring home.
Other signs of an outdoor leak can be grass that is greener than normal in areas of the lawn where the water line is present. In addition, the soil in these areas may be softer than other areas of the lawn.
When a leak occurs, the potential for catastrophic damage to your home with pier and beam foundation or an under-the-slab leak is high. Prompt water line repair in Fort Worth should be promptly provided to prevent further damage to your home and your home’s foundation. Best of all, in most cases, our plumbers are able to repair under the slab leaks with no damage to your flooring.
Prompt Attention to a Leak
If the leak is located by the homeowner and a shut off valve is present at the location close the valve to stop the water flow. If the shut off valve fails to stop the flow of water, turn off your home’s water main. Some homes can only be shut off at the water meter, usually with a lever. Stop the water flow and call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing for water line repair in Fort Worth.
When you choose Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, for water line repair in Fort Worth of hidden water leaks or other plumbing repair, you are assured of receiving an experienced plumber with the dedication and expertise to get the job right the first time. We take customer satisfaction to heart, and back our confidence with a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all repairs. We serve Fort Worth, Arlington and the surrounding areas. Thanks for visiting Benjamin Franklin Plumbing.