Leak Detection

Vero Beach Plumber, leak detection equipment

People think the first sign of a leak somewhere in your home is water. That is true sometimes, and other times it is your water bill. If you usually pay $60 per month for water, and this month the bill is $200, then you have a leak!

We had one customer whose water bill spiked like this, with none of the usual puddles appearing around their home. So where was the leak? In this particular instance it was a toilet in their bathroom. It wasn’t making any noise because it was dripping ever so slightly, but it was constant and it caused their water meter to keep running. Because there weren’t any visible signs of a leak, that is the first place we checked. It was a simple and relatively inexpensive leak to fix, and the next month their water bill was back to normal, but it was a good thing they had us check it out or they would have continued to have overly high water bills.

Slab leaks are another one that can be difficult to detect. If you have a slow leak from a pinhole in a pipe, back behind a piece of furniture, they can be difficult to detect, and as the water leaks it can take a pinhole in a pipe and overtime the hole will get bigger, ultimately causing a much larger problem.

If you water bill seems to be rising each month, and you haven’t had extra company or aren’t doing more laundry, it is a good idea to give us a call, and Lucien can use our leak detection equipment to track down that leak for you.

 

IRC PlumbingLucien Rizio, Vero Beach Plumber

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