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Leak Detection & Repair

Leak Detection & Repair Services in Katy

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Leaks in your home can be a major inconvenience, leading to wasted water, property damage, and potential mold growth. Should you have a plumbing leak, our team can help you. Relying on our centuries of collective experience, we can work to locate and rectify the leak as quickly as possible.

Contact our Katy plumbers online or via phone at (713) 360-2185

Is a High Water Bill Indicative of a Leak? 

A high water bill can definitely be a sign of a plumbing leak. Leaks, even small ones, can waste a surprising amount of water over time. However, it's not guaranteed. You should consider if there have been changes in your usage or other factors that can affect your bill. 

Other common signs of a leak include the following. 

  • Cracks in walls or foundation. Water leaks can put stress on your foundation and walls, causing cracks to appear.
  • Damaged flooring. Water damage can warp, buckle, or rot floorboards. You may also notice soft spots in your flooring if there is a leak underneath.
  • Discolored walls and ceilings. Water leaks can cause staining or discoloration on walls and ceilings. The stains may be brown, yellow, or rusty, depending on the source of the leak and the materials in your walls.
  • Hissing or dripping sounds. These sounds can indicate a leak behind walls or under floors.
  • Mold or mildew growth. Mold and mildew thrive in damp environments. If you see mold or mildew growth in your home, it could be a sign of a leak.
  • Musty odors. A musty odor in your home can be a sign of mold or mildew growth, which can be caused by a leak.
  • Peeling paint or wallpaper. Moisture from a leak can loosen paint and wallpaper, causing them to peel or blister.
  • Reduced water pressure. Low water pressure can be caused by a variety of factors, including a leak.
  • Running water noises. If you can hear running water when no taps are turned on, you may have a leak.
  • Sagging ceilings. A sagging ceiling is a sign of a significant leak that has caused water to accumulate in the ceiling material. This is a serious issue that requires immediate attention.

Most Common Leaks Locations in Homes 

To be proactive in protecting your home, it's important to be aware of the most common areas where leaks develop. Some places to check for plumbing problems include the following.

  • Interior fixtures, such as: 
    • Faucet leaks. These are easy to spot with drips or spraying water.
    • Showerheads. Corroded hoses or loose connections can cause leaks behind the wall or at the showerhead itself.
    • Toilet tank leaks. A faulty flapper valve can lead to a constantly running toilet, wasting gallons of water.
  • Hidden areas, such as: 
    • Under the sink. Cracked pipes or loose connections can cause leaks that go unnoticed for some time.
    • Water heater tank. Leaks from the tank itself can be a sign of a failing water heater and require immediate attention.
    • Behind walls. Pay attention to any unexplained damp spots or mold growth, which could indicate a leak in the pipes behind the wall.

By routinely checking these areas and addressing any leaks promptly, you can help prevent costly repairs and maintain a healthy home environment.

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