Water Leak Detection in Van Nuys
Protecting Your San Fernando Valley or Los Angeles Home from Water Damage
The most common plumbing problems in the home that families deal with from time to time include water leaks. Pesky leaks can cause headaches at any given moment. There are a variety of reasons why your sink or drain could be leaking, and it’s crucial to give us a call whenever you might need assistance. It is not advisable to try and fix it on your own because it could end up becoming an emergency situation. When you call Rooter Guard, we will make sure to fix the water leak, and if a patch is not available, we will advise you as to what’s going on and how to move forward to ensure the safety and protection of your family.
To get started, schedule an appointment with our Van Nuys water leak detection experts at (818) 650-4883!
Accurate Water Leak Detection
A leaky faucet or a drain leaking through the piping can be signs of further issues. Water can leak from a variety of sources aside from fixtures and could also start behind walls where plumbing and pipes are.
If left untreated, water can soak into the flooring, walls, and create a variety of issues including:
- Mold growth
- Rot and decay in the home
- Weakened foundation of the home
- Increased humidity
All these issues could harm you and your family. It's important to call us at the first sign of a leak to avoid bigger problems.
Determining a Leak
There are a few things you can do to spot a leak, even if it’s not immediately obvious you have one. A higher than average water bill can be a sign that water is escaping from your plumbing system. To determine if there is a leak, turn off any faucet or water source in the house and check the leak indicator on the water meter. Movement means water is flowing through the meter despite water not being used. Another method is to check the meter for readings a couple of hours apart, but not use any water during that time—if it changes and you didn’t use any water, a leak is present.
Signs of a Persistent Water Leak
A leak can occur in an area where you can’t see it, but there are still signs that point to a problem.
- A mildew/mold smell somewhere in the house that has no apparent source. Mold will start to grow in less than a day if a source of water is available or there is just a small amount of moisture where there shouldn’t be.
- Running toilets or the sound of water in pipes when no faucet is on are signs of a leak.
- Warped or discolored walls, floors, or ceilings can mean the water is or has been leaking.
You could also use a sensor for humidity detection. If there is any doubt as to whether you have water leaking, contact Rooter Guard for professional leak detection in Van Nuys and to find the source of the problem. If the leak is severe, we can repipe an area, patch the problem, or restructure the flow of water. Our experience in fixing these matters makes us a great choice for your overall needs.
When something is leaking, especially if the flow is heavy, contact us immediately at (818) 650-4883.
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