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Water Leak Detection & Repair

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Water Leak Detection & Repair

Water leaks in a home can be extremely destructive. If undetected, a water leak can cause accumulative damage, creating hidden rot and erosion, drip by drip. Additionally, every drop of wasted water represents money down the drain and can add up to hundreds or even thousands of dollars in utility bills.

When your Monterey home’s plumbing has sprung a leak and you need a fast reliable solution for the problem, no one is more qualified than the leak detection specialists here at After Hour Plumbing & Drain. We guarantee we’ll be here 24/7 with whatever solution is needed to patch up your water system.

Signs Your Home Has Sprung A Leak

Water leaks are tricky because they can be hard to detect and thus can go on for a long time before any apparent signs are visible. However, there are a few signs to look out for that will make it easier to know there is a problem. Knowledge is important, and we strive to provide our customers with the most reliable, up-to-date, information possible. Here are six signs that you may have a water leak.

  • Increased water bills – Generally, water bills remain fairly consistent month to month, usually only varying in small increments. Seeing an unusual spike in your water bill can be one of the first and most obvious signs that your home’s plumbing system has a leak.
  • Odd grass growth on your lawn – A patch of abnormally vibrant grass can be indicative of a sub-surface leak providing it extra water.
  • Bad smells and odors – Unexplained odors such as mildew can indicate an unseen leak.
  • Inspect the walls and ceilings – Wall/ceiling discoloration or bubbling paint can be a sign of water damage.
  • Wet spots on carpet/warped floor boards – Water damage in the middle of the floor can indicate a slightly more serious leak known as a “slab leak”, which is a leak that occurs underneath your home’s foundation.
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Common Water Leak Locations In Monterey

Luckily, because most home plumbing systems are fairly similar in function, that makes it easy to predict the most common areas for possible leaks.

Leaks rarely come from a crack in a piece of straight pipe. Most often, leaks occur in the points of least resistance created by fittings, valves, and other areas where water is contained or several components are attached together. With this in mind, the most common areas for leaks in the home are:

As you can see, most leaks occur at points where there are many connections and moving parts. This makes most leaks fairly easy to locate and identify. If you feel like any of these problem areas are leaking water, don’t hesitate to get it inspected by one of our professionals today!

While most water leaks might go unseen, it’s possible to look out for their symptoms. Every plumbing system is bound to face problems eventually, so it’s our goal to keep our customers informed and ready so they know when to call our hard-working professionals here at After Hour Plumbing & Drain.

Smart Water Leak Detectors

Like every industry, plumbing has been ushered forward by technology, and one technological advantage available to homeowners is leak detectors.

After Hour Plumbing & Drain is proud to provide the most state-of-the-art automatic leak detection through Flo by Moen. The Flo is a detector that is attached to your main water pipe and monitors things like temperature and PSI, allowing it to alert you to leaks and the most minute changes in your home’s water system.

With automatic leak detection on your side, you’ll have added peace of mind that any leaks will be detected sooner rather than later. Some automatic leak detectors even stop the flow of water to your home when a leak is detected, allowing you time to call on a trusted plumbing team to figure out the problem before it wreaks havoc in your home. If you’re interested in automatic leak detection, let our team know!

Let After Hour Plumbing & Drain Plug Your Leaks And Stop The Rain!

Water leaks are probably the most common issue a plumbing system will face. We strive to provide the most reliable and consistent 24/7 water leak repair in Monterey. If you feel like your home may be dealing with a leak or that you could benefit from the hands-off assurance of a leak detector, don’t hesitate to contact one of our professionals to plug your leaks and keep your dry today!

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