The most common leak source in your home or business, is the toilet. This is because the amount of water that flows through them every day. Total Comforts plumbing tune up, is an ideal way to find out if you have a leak in your toilet. Also, you may have a slow leaking faucet or showerhead, which can leak close to 500 gallons of water.Our plumbers are leak detection specialists and use specialized instruments and techniques to effectively detect leaks.
Toilet LeaksToilets are one of the most common leak sources because of the amount of water that flows through them every day. Most people would be stunned at how much money a leaking toilet flapper could be costing them. Slow leaks can waste over 200 gallons of water per month, a major leak can exceed 50,000 gallons per month. Regardless of your water rate, wasting just one gallon is too much. If you use a private well you may be faced with higher electric bills as the pumps have to start continuously to fill the tank.
Leaking toilets may produce a hissing or trickling sound that may last a substantial amount of time after the toilet has been flushed. If you hear this noise or suspect there is a leak, you should not hesitate to call a professional plumber to diagnose the problem and fix it before too much water is wasted
Total comfort's plumbing tune-up is an ideal way to determine if you have a leaky toilet.
Shower and Faucet Leaks
Leaking showers and faucets can waste a lot of water. Even when you make every effort to ensure that the water stops running when you shutoff the shower or faucet, water may trickle out shortly after the person leaves the room. A slow leaking faucet or shower head can leak up to 500 gallons and a big leak can leak over 12,000 gallons per month. These leaks can also be detected during a plumbing tune up or a normal service call.
Water Line Leaks
Water line leaks can occur in walls, under a slab, or outside underground. Detecting leaks in pipes may be easier than finding them in swimming pools, however, they can still be hard to find. With an above ground leak you may be able to see pools of water. Leaks below ground can be more difficult as these can sometimes only be noticed when there is already a severe problem. A small leak can remain undetected unless water pressure testing is done. Locating more severe water line leaks underground is also difficult even after noticing damage to the property around it. An experienced plumber should handle pipe problems. Easily detected leaks in pipes below the sink or in obvious locations, may not need special leak detection equipment, but you should still have a professional plumber fix the problems correctly. Even when small leaks are present in the exposed parts of underground lines, a larger problem may remain hidden and unnoticed. Our plumbers are leak repair specialists but may need the help of other companies that are leak detection specialists that use specialized instruments and techniques to effectively detect leaks. One such company is American Leak Detection. Once located our plumbers have the skills, parts, and equipment to repair the leaks with less time and effort.