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Boise Water Leak Detection

Expertly Locating All Nampa Water Leaks

Has your water bill recently gone up, despite you not using any extra water? Hearing the sounds of running water coming from your walls? It could be you’ve got a hidden water leak.

At Wickstrom Plumbing Heating & Cooling, we’ve found that water leaks are the number one cause of plumbing problems for our customers in Boise, Nampa, Meridian, McCall, and beyond. Water leak detection allows our customers to know what is happening with their plumbing. Homes and buildings are hosts to extensive piping systems, so they can be complicated. A little help is needed to make sure the pipes are not leaking.

Causes of Water Leaks

Because water passes through a series of pipes on your whole property, there are a number of factors that can cause a water leak.

What Is a Common Cause of a Plumbing Leak?


  • Faulty connections – One example is a slow water leak coming from a faulty connection between two pipes. When plumbers do not install piping correctly, we must remove the piping and reseal it correctly.
  • Loose seals – Water leaks can also occur when joints and seals become loose. The seal on a shower or tub drain could become loose enough to drip, and the seals on the hoses for a faucet could begin to leak because they are no longer tight enough.
  • Bad installations – Water leaks also happen with gutters that are not properly installed. Gutters that force the flow of water back towards the house can cause leaks inside the walls.

How to Tell If You Have a Water Leak

In order to properly identify where the leak is coming from, you’ll need to hire a professional plumber to inspect your system. However, there are some signs you can look out for that may indicate you have a leak.

Signs of a Water Leak


  • A drop in water pressure
  • Mold and mildew growth
  • Water spots on your ceiling or walls
  • Pools of water under your sink, showers, tubs, and appliances
  • Wallpaper or paint that is beginning to peel
  • Unusually lush spots in your lawn
  • Doors or walls that have started to bend or warp

While these signs may be easier to spot, hidden leaks can be much more difficult to locate.

How Do We Find Hidden Leaks?

Leaks aren’t easy to find – and this is where we come in. Our greatest tool in combatting water leaks is a gas or audio leak inspection. We use special technology to listen for leaks on the underground water pipe. First using powerful audio equipment, we can listen for the hissing of small cracks in the pipe before they get out of control. This allows us to locate specific areas that have cracks in the pipes.

Gas pipe leak detection can also be used in hard to reach places. The inert gas is pumped into the leaking water line, then we use a powerful gas sniffing device to pinpoint the location of any leaks. Gas leak detection is completely non-invasive. Pipes that are hard to see and touch are nearly impossible to service. We do not want to cut into walls or do a large amount of labor if it is not necessary. Our Boise plumbers prefer to use this technology to keep labor costs for our customers as low as possible.

Call for Leak Detection in Boise, Nampa, or Beyond!

With advanced technology and professional services, it is very easy for Wickstrom Plumbing Heating & Cooling to help customers with plumbing problems. Our equipment makes it easy to prevent water leaks and show customers where leaks are beginning. We do not do guesswork when it comes to plumbing. We use our skills and tools to show every customer what is happening with their plumbing. When customers see what is going on, they can understand the situation better and take steps to prevent future problems.

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