Water Leak Detection and Repair in Richmond Hill

Have a hidden water leak? Call (705)7335154 for professional leak detection in Richmond Hill, ON. 

Water leaks can cause extensive damage to your home if left undetected. But some leaks are harder to notice than others. How can you tell if you have a water leak? Read on to find out.

If the below signs sound familiar, be sure to give us a call for service in Richmond Hill and surrounding areas.

How Do You Tell If You Have A Water Leak?

The main sign to look out for is a sudden rise in your water bill. This is one bill that should be carefully checked each month for any sudden changes. If your water bill seems higher than usual for no apparent reason, this is a good indication that there is a leak in your plumbing system.

What Can You Do Before Your Plumber Arrives?

If you have a leak and are waiting for your plumber to arrive for detection and repair, there are a few things you can do beforehand.

First, check the more accessible areas for any leaking, such as your faucets and showerheads.

After the more obvious leak sources have been ruled out, you will also want to check your toilet and water heater for any leaking. To check your toilet for leaks is as simple as lifting the lid and listening. If there is a hissing sound, this means there is a leak. Try to isolate where the leak is coming from and let us know once we arrive. If there is indeed a leak in your toilet, a food coloring test can be performed. Place several drops of a dark food coloring into the tank of the toilet, then wait 15 to 20 minutes. Look into the bowl of the toilet to see if any of the food coloring is present. If there is food coloring staining the walls of the toilet bowl, there is a leak.

When checking your water heater, take a look at the pressure relief valve to see if there is any water present. If you don’t find any water, listen for a hissing sound.

How Are Hidden Water Leaks Detected?

Our plumbers have their own bag of tricks when it comes to finding a water leak. If you are unable to locate the leak because it is in a difficult to access area, our technicians will help you isolate the leak using the latest detection devices. One of these devices is a spot detector. This sends a certain material, similar to the idea of food coloring in the toilet tank, through the water system to pinpoint any leaks.

Another device we use is a continuous run sensor. This device has attached sensors that are run along the home’s water system. If there is a leak present, the sensors will be able to pick it up. Besides being able to detect the leak, this device can pinpoint where the leak is, how much water is being lost, and how large the leak is.

Get your leaks found fast to prevent serious water damage. Call us today at (705)7335154 to schedule your FREE in-home estimate!