How Do I Find a Water Leak if it’s Hidden?

Your plumbing is hidden away for its protection behind your walls and underneath your floors. So, when you have a leak or your plumbing needs repairs, it’s important to call a professional who can locate the hidden leak with the least amount of damage to your home. There are signs that you could have a water leak, and while some of the signs are obvious, it’s the more subtle signs that can be difficult to notice. It’s important to know the signs of a hidden leak because it can save your home from greater damages.

Tips for Finding the Source of My Water Leak

There are a few ways you can begin looking for hidden leaks before calling for assistance. Begin by turning off the water in your home. Record the number on the water meter when you turn the water off. Water 30 minutes to an hour and check the meter again. If the numbers do not match, you have a leak. Once you’ve verified there is a leak, you can begin looking in the most likely places for visible leaks. You should check the following areas:

  • Your toilet tanks and flapper valves
  • Under every sink in your home
  • The plate under your water heater
  • Your washing machine hoses
  • Check all outdoors water sources like hoses, irrigation systems, and sprinklers

Further Leak Detection Methods

If your visual inspection uncovered a leak, it’s important to call an experienced plumber immediately. When you discover a hidden leak, you don’t know how long it’s been leaking water into your home. Professional plumbers have access to equipment that will help them locate your leak and repair it before it can do more damage to your home. Investigation is a key part of leak detection. When you call the plumber, they will inspect your home for evidence of a leak.

They will look for signs of water damage, like:

  • Damaged Floorboards
  • Damaged Wallpaper (look for stains, warping, or curling)
  • Raised Paint on Interior Walls
  • Mold or Mildew
  • Spike in Water Usage
  • Damp Spots on Carpet
  • Warm Floors (pockets of warmth spread out)
  • Soft Spots in Your Yard

After detecting the source of the leak, your plumber will present you with your repair options. A good plumber will find the most efficient method for the money. Your plumber doesn’t want to tear out your floors are walls, so they will look for the most minimally invasive means of repair.

Why Customers Choose All City Plumbing

At All City Plumbing, we provide high-quality service at a price our customers can afford. Our plumbers are dedicated and hardworking professionals. When customers choose us, they know they are getting the best service provided by well-trained, polite, and detail-oriented experts.

Working with All City Plumbing means customers can expect:

  • Quality Products
  • Core Values
  • Money-Back Guarantee
  • Industry Leading Warranties
  • Sterling Reputation
  • Knowledgeable Team Members

If you suspect your home has an undetected leak, call our plumbing experts at (909) 552-7550 to get started with a free, on-site estimate! We are here seven days a week to provide the help you need.