If there is one thing about your plumbing system that can really prove frustrating, it’s the fact that, well—it can spring leaks. And, while there are a lot of different things that can prove frustrating about a plumbing leak, near the top of that list is the fact that—the source of the leak can be so hard to find! In a perfect world, there’d be no leaks. In a slightly less perfect world, leaks would be very easy to pinpoint.
In the real world, leaks happen and their source is not always obvious. The good news here is that The Sunny Plumber is here! Even plumbers of our caliber cannot make it so that your plumbing system is 100% reliable—that’s just not possible. What we can do is ensure that your plumbing system has as few issues as possible. And, when you alert us to problems early on, we can intervene in a timely manner and resolve them promptly!
What to Do If You Suspect You Have a Leak
So, assuming that you’ll encounter a water leak in Long Beach eventually, what should you do about it? First things first, you’ll need to know how to recognize the signs that a leak might be present. There are a number of indicators that you have a leak somewhere in your home. Remember, these leaks could be in the main water line, water supply lines, or drain lines. They can occur behind walls, or even beneath the concrete slab that your home is built on. It’s a serious concern, so don’t hesitate to reach out when you notice any of the following.
- Increased water costs, even though you haven’t changed your water usage habits.
- Musty odors throughout your home.
- Soggy patches on the lawn.
- Sewage odors in your house.
- Water stains on walls, ceilings, or floors.
- Cracks in foundation.
Whatever the case may be, you always want to be safe as opposed to sorry. Wet conditions from plumbing leaks can even lead to mold growth, remember, and that can put the health of your family at risk.
How We Can Find Leaks for You
Once you’ve found a leak, you have to ask yourself if that’s the source of the leak, or just where the water has traveled to. Oftentimes we’ll find that a leak’s source is quite far from the presenting evidence, due to the fact that water can travel along construction materials and pipes before showing up as stains or damp spots.
With video camera inspection, we can inspect pipes from the inside to find potential problem points. Sonic listening equipment may also be used to determine where a leak is, or even thermal imaging equipment. Ultimately, only a professional plumber will be able to determine what’s right in your particular case. Fortunately, when you dial our number, there is never any doubt that you are working with some of the absolute finest plumbers in the industry. Don’t take chances with your plumbing!