Many homeowners are familiar with the stress that comes with dripping taps. Amongst other things, dripping taps are notorious for increasing the cost of your water bill. Unfortunately though, not all leaks are as obvious as a dripping tap.
In some cases, a leak that occurs in a hidden area, for instance a leaking plumbing line gets noticed after causing huge damage.
If you receive a huge water bill and can’t understand why, you probably have a water leak in your home. Call our skilled technicians from Plumbing Troopers to find out what you can do to remedy the situation.
We have been detecting leaks in homes for many years. You will immensely benefit from the comprehensive training and education that our technicians have received. Our expertise extends to detecting leaks that happen in hidden spaces as well as underground.
To schedule an appointment give us a call on the following phone lines:
Broward – 954-800-6822
Palm Beach – 561-288-3960
Miami-Dade – 305-676-2551
With our advanced technology and non-invasive procedures we are able to maximize solutions while at the same time minimizing damage to your home.
Some of the most common areas where you can find a hidden leak include:
- The service line that connects your home to your meter or pump. This line is usually located in exterior parts of your home. For instance, under your driveway and under your yard
- A slab leak usually happens when either your cold or hot water plumbing line located under a slab develops a leak
- Leaks can develop in the plumbing inside your floors and/or walls
- Crawl spaces and basements get damaged and flooded by a leak in your plumbing lines
- Other plumbing systems that can cause expensive damage to your home include snow melt systems, hydronic lines for cooling or heating, etc. On a much larger scale ice rink plumbing might also develop leaks that would be destructive to property
When you contract Plumbing Troopers to fix your leaks you can expect the following:
- Friendly and courteous professionals
- Prompt services and timely arrivals
- Transparent and honest pricing
- Innovative methods and cutting-edge technology
- Clean working spaces while our team works on the job as well as after
When trying to detect the leak in your home, we do not take any chances. Often times, some plumbers will guess where they think the leak has taken place. Not so with Plumbing Troopers. This of course leads to unnecessary destruction.
With our technology and many years of experience, we are able to tell where the leak has occurred without needless destruction.
Leaks in your home that remain unresolved result in a whole list of issues including; structural damage, unnecessary costs, health issues, and more.
Before you call Plumbing Troopers to fix the leak in your home, here are some troubleshooting tips you can use to determine whether and where a leak has occurred in your home:
Sound –If you notice the sound of running water when no faucets are in use it is a sure sign that things aren’t going according to plan.
Mildew –The appearance of mildew is another dead giveaway. Mildew requires a damp and humid environment to thrive. Leaks provide necessary moisture to create a conducive environment for the growth of mildew
Ridiculously high water bill –If you notice that your water bill is considerably higher, that is, does not correlate with your use, this is another sure sign that you have a leak.
Pump changes and Water meter – Another method associated with the one above involves using your pump or water meter. If you already suspect that your plumbing system has a leak but want some concrete evidence, you should use your water meter readings to find out the truth.
Take an initial reading of your water meter and wait an hour or two before turning on the taps. If you notice that within that period the water meter readings changed you should immediately call Plumbing Troopers to come fix the issue.
If you use water from a well and use a pump, check to see/hear if any water is running even when the pump has not been turned on. If you do notice running water, you should take it as a sign that you have a leak.
Foundation cracks –If you notice that there are cracks forming in your flooring and walls, you should immediately call Plumbing Troopers to help diagnose the cause of the cracks.
We understand that you have a lot on your plate not to mention the urgency of getting a leak fixed immediately. For this reason we offer our services around the clock.
Whether you are in Broward, Palm Beach, or Miami-Dade give us a call and we will be there in a jiffy.
Pool Leak Detection Services
One of the leak detections services that we specialize in is pool leak detection.
Here at Plumbing Troopers we have a rule of thumb, that is, if you regularly have an additional two inches of water in your pool you probably have a leak worth inspecting. Much of this additional water is due to rainfall.
Even though pools are meant to be watertight sealants will deteriorate with time while other parts of your pool will wear out.
Pool water can leak from accessories, or fittings, through the shell or even the plumbing. By repairing your pool you will be killing two birds with one stone, that is,
- Save water, chemicals, and heat
- Keep the pool’s structural components robust
- Avoid washing away fill dirt that supports the pool deck and the walls
Many of the calls we receive from concerned pool owners usually end up being inexpensive to repair. So if you have been worried of a bloated repair bill you might be pleasantly surprised.
You can do the following checks to help determine how intense the repairs you need will be:
Pool leaks when the equipment is turned on
This might indicate that there is excessive pressure on the plumbing’s pressure side. This can result in small drips becoming spraying gushers. Check the backwash or waste line for constantly running water.
It might not seem like a lot but when you lose at least an inch of water in your pool the amount is approximately 500 gallons of water.
To determine whether your pool only leaks when the equipment is turned on, check for soft and wet spots on the ground, that is, the part with the plumbing that returns water to the pool.
Does the pool only leak when the equipment is turned off
If this is something you are experiencing, then you probably have a suction-side leak. Or the pipes that bring water from the pool could be having a leak.
When you turn on the filter pump, it creates a vacuum in the part of the plumbing that is experiencing suction.
If you have a clear lid, you might notice bubbles coming out of the return lines or a regular air build-up inside the filter tank.
Pool leaks all the time
The most common issue that leads to this is the separation between the concrete pool and plastic skimmer. Thankfully, this issue can be easily remedied using butyl tape, pool putty, or a cord stopper.
If you have any emergency plumbing need, simply call our 24 hour emergency plumbing