You just took a glimpse of your latest water bill and your jaw hit the floor—the costs are through the roof! Worse, there seems to be no upfront explanation as to why costs have suddenly skyrockets. Your fixtures have been working well. You’re trying to conserve water as much as possible. What gives? Well, it may come down to calling up a professional for leak detection in Austin, TX immediately.
And you can find that professional at Radiant Plumbing & Air Conditioning. Our team of plumbers can spot leaks and make repairs quickly so you’re not spending an extra dollar on bills. We use a variety of detection methods including camera, infrared, ultrasonic, and smoke detection. We don’t want to see any of our customers having to deal with the constant headache of pipe leaks. Let us come to your home as soon as possible once you make a call.
How Can You Detect Pipe Leaks?
One of the questions we often get thrown our way from our customers is “How can I detect leaks in my home?”. In the event you suspect there is a leak in your home, please observe these 4 signs:
- Mold Growth: Wherever there is excess moisture, mold will follow. Exposure to mold and other bacteria can lead to harmful health consequences, including long-term breathing and respiratory issues. It will usually grow in the darker, damper areas of your home, and a pipe leak will only exacerbate the problem. To avoid risking the health of your family, please call a professional for assistance in removing any mold and get leaks fixed.
- Damp Walls and Floors: You spend a lot of money on making sure your walls and floors are kept in great condition, but a single pipe leak can render those efforts meaningless. Damp walls and floors are a definite you have a pipe leak. Since the leak wouldn’t be immediately visible to the eye during this situation, you would need the careful eye of a professional to conduct leak detection.
- The Sound of Running Water: Okay, here is a strange one—you hear the sound of running water but your fixtures are currently not in use. This can only cause the costs of water bills to skyrocket. The truth is that you most likely have a pipe leak in your home that needs to be fixed ASAP.
- Hot Spots: Are you beginning to notice certain areas of your home feel warmer than others? This may be due to hot spots in your home. These are a sign of a leak in your hot water line. Hot spots can also throw off your home’s level of comfort, especially with uneven heating and cooling.