Do you have water spots on a ceiling, wall, or floor? You may have a leaking pipe and need a simple pipe leak repair.
We specialize in water leak detection and can inspect your home plumbing or office plumbing pipes 24-HOURS in our Los Angeles plumbing service areas.
Let us help fix a leaking pipe from causing more water damage problems in your Los Angeles home or business.
Signs you need a pipe leak repair
Anyone who’s ever had a pipe leak understands how quickly it can become a major plumbing problem if not fixed right away.
A slow pipe drip can quickly develop into a massive pipe burst flooding entire rooms.
Too often we’ve seen a relatively tiny pipe leak explode into a series of major pipe bursts causing lots of water damage.
Don’t be like most homeowners putting it off because the leakage appeared small and no big thing at first.
Tell-tale signs you already have a water pipe leak, or may soon have a leak from a failing pipe, may include:
- Brown or discolored water
- Low water flow
- Hot or warm spots in the floor
- Soaked carpeting
- Water spots on ceilings and walls
- Abnormally high water bills
- Dripping and running water noises
- Musty odors from floors and walls
- Sewer backup problems
Before we can fix a pipe leak, we need to know exactly where the problem leak is. We’ll begin with a video camera pipe leak inspection.
Using a flexible fiber optic cable mounted with a state-of-art, waterproof, video camera, our leak detection experts slowly insert the cable into the suspect pipe(s) and look for visible defects like cracks, collapses, corrosion, and worn out solders. If we spot a problem, we can show the customer or save the findings to a CD for their home maintenance records.
After we repair a pipe leak, we’ll attempt to understand why it happened in the first place and address those issues. For example, we have observed a number of water chemistry factors working alone or in combination to contribute piping system corrosion at a higher than normal rate:
- Water pH (acidity) levels
- Water O2 levels
- Water temperature levels
- Water pressure/velocity levels
Every homeowner will hope their water pipe leak was an isolated minor incident.
However, they need to be prepared for the possibility that a major solution is necessary and can’t be ignored, like replacing an entire pipe or tube section, or re-plumbing their entire house.