Imagine if you will that it is just another ordinary day in Dallas. You’ve just arrived home a long day at work, you walk outside to the mailbox and grab your mail. You walk back inside and begin going through the assortment of advertisements, junk, & bills, and you come across your water bill for the the last months usage.
You tear open the envelope holding a bill you anticipate to be within a few dollars of any other month. After all this last month was like any other. There is no good reason that comes to mind that would justify a significant increase in your overall water usage. However, this month’s bill is 2-3x what it normally is!
Your first thought is likely the kids. Have they been brushing their teeth with the water running? Taking longer showers than usual? Would that even be enough to justify such a dramatic increase? Not likely. You start thinking back through all of the other usage variables. Was there more laundry than usual? Did you start washing the cars at home? Empty and refill the pool? Wait a minute… You don’t even have a pool!
It must be a mistake! You pick up the phone and dial the water company’s 800 number at the top of the bill. After what feels like an eternity on hold and roughly 3 different department and representative transfers you’ve finally reached the person who can clear this whole thing up. You breathe a sigh of relief and once again explain the reason for your call. The representative explains that the bill is not a mistake. It is in fact a true reflection of your months usage.
After some push back from you they instruct you to perform a quick test to ensure there is no leak on your property. A leak? Not possible. You would have seen or noticed hundreds of gallons of water flowing around your home right? The representative explains to you that not all leaks are visible to homeowners and proceeds to guide you through a quick an easy meter test.
As it turns out, there is in fact a leak and given the large surge in usage in such a short time, it’s likely a bad one. The water company advises you to keep the water shutoff and to call a leak detection company in the Dallas area.
By this point it is likely that you have some questions. What caused the leak? Where is it? Who can find it? Do I call a plumber or a leak detection company? What’s the difference between the two? How much is this going to cost to fix? Where in the heck did all that water go?
What caused the leak?
Plumbing leaks can be caused by all sorts of different reasons. Typically, they occur due cracks/breaks in fresh water supply lines responsible for carrying water into and around your house. Deterioration & old age are the 2 greatest factors on when leaks occur and how severe they are.
Where is it?
The truth of the matter is that hidden plumbing leaks can really be anywhere. However, when your first notification of a leak is an unusually high water bill or red-tag notice from the water department, it is probably located under the slab foundation of your home. This means that the leak is literally underneath your house.
Who can find it?
If you are looking for a company to find and fix your plumbing leak in Dallas, Mesquite, Garland, Rockwall, Plano, or any city in the DFW, Metroplex Leak & Line Locators is the one to call. We have over 2 decades of experience locating and repairing plumbing leaks!
Plumber vs Leak Detection Company: Whats the difference?
Although leak detection service is done by many plumbing companies, very few plumbers actually specialize in finding and fixing hidden water leaks. Plumbers perform all sorts of unrelated plumbing services like cleaning drains, installing water heaters, and installing toilets. Here at Metroplex Leak & Line Locators we focus our attention, training, and effort in finding water leaks. We’ve invested tens of thousands of dollars on specialized equipment to help us do just that.
How much is it going to cost?
The cost for leak detection varies from one company to the next. The location of a leak will also play a role in the cost because it will determine the amount of time that is needed to locate the leaking line. Give us a call today to get our plumbing leak detection pricing. (214) 388-4545. We are standing by and ready to help. We can find plumbing leaks the same day you call if scheduling permits. We can also provide you a free estimate for the cost to repair the leak once it is located!