Leaky pipes are a common problem no matter where you live or how old your plumbing is. That doesn’t mean that they are ever a picnic to deal with, however. Leaky pipes can cause all sorts of problems even before you realize that they are there. And because your pipes are tucked away either inside the walls of your home or underneath your yard, problems often need to become quite severe before they show any dramatic signs on the surface.
Whether you are interested in having your pipes checked for leaks just to be safe, or you strongly suspect that there is already a leak somewhere in your system, Hiller Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is the company to call. We provide leak detection services all over the Knoxville area and have extensive experience finding and repairing leaks in pipes both inside and outside of your home.
Leaks around your home are incredibly detrimental to your home’s structure, pipes, and water bills. If leaks go without maintenance they can destroy walls or insulation, wiring and other aspects of your home. Plumbing experts at Hiller PHC can check for leaks and pinpoint exact locations of leakage with digital tools. Call us today to save your home from potential water damage and high water bills.
Causes of Leaks
Leaks in pipes can develop for any number of reasons. Your pipes may simply be old and beginning to degrade to the point where their integrity is compromised. Extreme weather conditions can also cause pipes to crack and begin leaking, especially if the water in them freezes at any point. And some leaks are simply a result of improper or failing connections between pipe segments.
Spotting a Leaky Pipes
Regardless of the cause of the leak, however, you need to find it before you can get it fixed. This is not often as easy as it sounds, but if you know what to look for you will often be able to catch a problem before it gets too bad. In fact, just knowing that you are at a high risk for developing leaks – if your pipes are old or if they are often exposed to extreme weather conditions, for instance – is a good enough reason to have a professional come out and take a closer look.
You should also monitor your water bill for signs of unexplained water usage increases. There are certainly some times of the month or of the year when you can expect to use more water. But if your usage is going up all of a sudden for no reason that you can discern, chances are there is a leak somewhere in your system.
You should also suspect a leak, of course, if you notice damp spots on your ceiling or walls or if water collects in unusual parts of the basement. Unexplained puddles in your yard are a sign that there could be a problem with the pipes running underground.
Pinpointing the Source
Once you know a leak exists, you still need to find out exactly where it is coming from and that is easier said than done. But with state of the art equipment available today, the plumbers at Hiller are able to accomplish this task relatively easily. The diagnostic equipment we use allows us to pinpoint the source of a leak so that we can concentrate our repair efforts where they are needed.
Regular Plumbing Checkups
One good way to avoid larger leak problems is to have your plumbing system checked out regularly. To do this, we use the same diagnostic equipment we use in emergency situations to get a good idea of what your plumbing looks like inside. With this information, it is much easier to find problems early and fix them before they get out of control.
We provide leak detection services to homes all over the Knoxville, TN area and would be glad to count yours among them. So give us a call today. We are always glad to answer your questions or set up an appointment for a service call.