As one of the most highly recommended, referred, & reviewed companies providing leak detection in the Dallas area, Metroplex Leak & Line Locators fields many phone calls from concerned homeowners about locating & repairing plumbing leaks. While some homeowners may experience obvious leaks like those caused by burst pipes, or a failing hot water heater tank, most homeowners find themselves suffering from leaks that they cannot identify. From smaller leaks, like those from drippy faucets, to larger leaks like the ones found under slab foundations, we locate & repair them all.
Below are some of most common questions we receive along with their answers.
How & why do plumbing leaks happen?
There are no shortage of factors that can contribute to a plumbing leak. Amongst the most common are poorly maintained plumbing systems, corroded/rusted pipes, high water pressure, foundation shifts, or soil conditions that change over time.
How much water am I losing due to the leak?
The amount of water being lost due a plumbing leak will vary heavily from one home or business to the next. Factors like the size of the hole or crack in the leaking line and whether or not that line is pressurized are the 2 biggest. The higher the water pressure, the more water that will flow through the break in the line and the higher the water bill will be.
“The average family can waste 180 gallons per week, or 9,400 gallons of water annually, from household leaks. That’s equivalent to the amount of water needed to wash more than 300 loads of laundry.” According to the EPA.
How do I know if I have a water leak in my home?
Knowing what to look for can help a homeowner identify the presence of a plumbing leak quickly, before serious damage is done. Being proactive & contacting a leak detection company as soon as you have any suspicion that a leak is present will always be the best advice we can give.
If you notice any of the following signs of a leak, contact us today!
Sudden increase in your water bill
Hot/Warm spots on your flooring
Cracks in walls or along foundations (indoors or outside)
Puddles in your yard or on cement outside
Sudden decrease in water pressure
The above are all red flags and should never be taken lightly. The longer a water leak goes unresolved the more damage it will do to your home!
Where is the water going?
One common question we get from homeowners with hidden plumbing leaks is, where is the water going? Unfortunately, not all plumbing leaks cause water to rise to the surface of the flooring in your home. Leaks from lines under the slab or sewer line for instance, will usually stay hidden for quite some time. So where does the water go? It collects under flooring & inside walls and can cause severe damage to a homes foundation, flooring, & walls. This is why unexplained increases in water usage or suspicion of a leak should never be ignored.
Can Metroplex find & repair a leak?
In short, we can do both. Metroplex Leak & Line Locators is staffed with some of the most proficient leak detecting plumbers in the entire DFW Metroplex. We find over 1,000 plumbing leaks every single year! Not only do we field customer phone calls to our business on a daily basis, we also field calls from several of the largest plumbing companies around the area as well! You see, when a plumbing company goes out to a home and cannot find a plumbing leak due to it’s location or the lack of equipment, they call on Metroplex Leak & Line Locators to come out and locate it for them. Usually when this happens we only show up and locate the leak. When customers reach out to us directly we typically locate the leak & perform the repair as well.
How long does leak detection take?
Several factors will dictate exactly how long a leak detection might take. In most cases our leak detection services take between 1-2 hours depending on the size of the leak, the number of leaks present, and the location.