Things to Look for if You Think You Have a Water Leak
There are some very obvious signs that you may notice if you need water leak repair, such as flooding in the home for a major ruptured pipe. However, some leaks are smaller in size, and they may be buried deep inside the walls or foundation of the home or in the yard. These can be more difficult to identify and to pinpoint, but they can create signs that are observable. By understanding what the signs of a leak are, you can better maintain your Boise area home.
For hidden leaks anywhere on your property, you may notice that your water bill is higher than normal for no explained reason. If you have not adjusted your usage of water and have noticed a higher bill, it may be time to call a plumber for a diagnostic appointment. If the leak is inside the home, you may hear a slow drip without being able to pinpoint it to a leaky faucet or another area. You may also see a puddle of water or a small wet spot on the ground if there is a leak in the foundation. It may return even though you keep wiping it dry. If the leak is in the yard, the area around the leak may be more lush and green than other areas of the yard, or you may notice a wet spot or muddy area when you have not watered or when it has not rained for awhile.
These are all signs that you may have a leak on your Boise area property, and they are signs that you need professional diagnostic services. A leak can cause the expense of wasted water, and it can cause property damage in a number of waters. In addition to water damage to your various surfaces, it can also lead to mold growth if the problem is not addressed properly in a timely manner. Therefore, if you believe that you have a plumbing leak on your Boise property, now is the time to contact us for assistance with your problem. We can respond to your request for water leak repair without delay.
It can be frustrating discovering a new water leak in your home. Speaking from experience this is an issue only a licensed plumber should take care of as they can take care of the leak but any underlying problems that caused the leak.
New Leak Protocol
You are home and hear rain falling inside? This is not rain but a small leak that is rapidly getting bigger. What do you do?
Like most of us, you shut off the water main in hopes of fixing this yourself. I have learned the hard way to never try to fix plumbing issues yourself. If there is a leak it is most likely caused by an underlying issue. Keep the water off if possible and call the plumber to come in. Once the plumber arrives, they will not only check the leaking area but check surrounding areas to make sure there is no problem to any other structures.
What Can a Plumber Do?In these situations the plumber will become your best friend. Make sure you have an open line of communication in regards to the water leak or any underlying issues. Your plumber is just like your doctor. Be sure to mention any past issues that you have had with your pipes, previous water leaks, or when the pipes were last replaced. Do not be alarmed if the plumber mentions replacing a section of pipe or a valve. Like most things pipes and valves can wear out with time and need to be replaced.
The Effects of a Leak
If you know that you have a small leak but are worried about the costs of a plumber don’t wait. Small leaks can cause huge problems such as: extensive water damage to ceilings, walls or foundations, or spreading black mold. Both of these issues would cost considerably more to repair than your small leak.
If you happen to have these issues, your plumber can help refer you to companies certified in water damage restoration or the removal of black mold. Again do not attempt to remove these things yourself especially black mold as removing mold without the proper protective gear can cause health issues.
Is there a pesky leak troubling you? Call Wickstrom Plumbing Heating & Cooling today at (208) 466-9447 for quick and effective plumbing services in the Boise area.