Water Leak Detection in Houston, TX

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Water Leak Detection in Houston, TX

When you suspect a water leak, you can rely on our emergency plumbing services in Houston. A water leak can be anywhere and not just where you see a stained wall, floor, or ceiling. If water pressure at a faucet or fixture has decreased, there can be a potential leak anywhere in your plumbing system. At Village Plumbing, our leak detection experts can get to the root of the problem, diagnose the issue, and fix it fast.

Signs You May Have a Leak

As we’ve mentioned, water stains are clear indicators of a leak. Other signs that water leakage may be doing damage to your home include:

  • A noticeable increase in humidity
  • Visible mold and mildew growth
  • Higher water bills and unusual meter readings
  • Rust on pipes and fittings
  • Noisy water pipes
  • Dampness or puddles on floors
  • Water pooling in your yard

Common Sources of Leaks

Your plumbing system runs throughout your home and any part of it can leak. There are many reasons it can start leaking, which is why you need a Houston, TX, plumber to investigate potential sources. The most common causes include:

  • High Water Pressure: About 60 psi is the recommended water pressure for residential plumbing. Once it gets to 80 psi or above, the pressure can damage pipe walls and eventually cause them to burst.
  • Worn Seals and Connections: Over time, the seals on pipe connectors can wear out and cause leaks. Damaged pipe joints can cause noise and water leaks; when running hot water, you may hear banging and ticking sounds.
  • Corrosion: A pipe that looks rusted or is warped or discolored should be replaced. Newer pipes are much more resilient and durable, so you won’t have to worry about corrosion for a while.
  • Pipe Damage: Aside from normal wear and tear, movement or excess force on a pipe can cause it to crack. The problem will only worsen from there, while underground pipes are susceptible to tree root intrusion, which can cause anything from clogs to leaks, to complete collapses of water and sewer lines.
  • Extreme Temperatures: If your plumbing rapidly freezes and thaws out, thermal expansion and contraction of pipe materials can cause it cracking or complete failure.
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Leak Detection and Repair with Village Plumbing

We employ the latest leak detection technologies, including video pipe inspection, acoustic monitoring, and infrared detection. At Village Plumbing, our Houston, TX, plumbers are trained in selecting and using the right technologies. And when a leak is found, we fix it right away without the need for demolition. Our methods are so precise that we won’t have to break through walls, ceilings, or floors. This is a much faster and more affordable process with lasting results. 

To learn more about our leak detection and repair services, our discounts, and financing, call Village Plumbing at 713-678-0483 or request service online today.

 

Condenser

A condenser is the equipment people most recognize as their air conditioner. It’s the large box-like unit located on the outside of your home somewhere.

Coils

There are evaporator coils (in your attic unit) and condenser coils (on your outdoor equipment) they are both essential to the function of your HVAC system and it’s good to always keep them clean. Did you know dust & dirt is the #1 killer of HVAC systems?

Air Handler or Furnace

The furnace is the heart of your heating system, and is sometimes part of the air handler. The air handler connects to your duct system and can contain filters as well as heating and cooling elements.

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