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It’s not always clear if the problem is in the plumbing or in the building. Both can leave water stains and damp areas. If there’s a spike in your water bill, hot or warm spots on the floor, or lower water pressure then a pipe leak might be to blame.
Like most plumbers, we can perform a more sensitive pressure test along with other checks to narrow down the possibilities. But we can also use our array of electronic leak detection gear to track down the source. That’s especially important for three reasons.
TIP: Water use such as watering the lawn varies widely in the summer. But during the winter usage above 12,000 gallons per month for a family of 4 strongly suggests that there are some pipe and/or fixture leaks. Actively look for symptoms and clues at least once a year even if your monthly usage is lower.
Once we’ve tracked down the exact location, the plumbing repair consists of cutting out the damaged section of pipe and replacing it with a pipe of the same material, or a compatible superior material. Before cleaning up and leaving we’ll triple-check that the repair is sound. For older buildings, if the plumbing is in generally poor condition you may want to consider re-piping to completely avoid future leaks elsewhere.