Find and Eliminate Water Leaks in Your Home
It’s easy to spot a leaking faucet or toilet, and it’s also easy to fix. However, not all water leaks are as simple as that. Leaks from buried pipes or pipelines hidden behind walls provide a distinct set of problems. Don’t start digging up your yard or smashing your bathroom walls to find the source of the leak without first consulting with a professional.
Canstar Fire & Flood provides comprehensive leak detection services to isolate problem areas and treat them before they become worse. We’ve been proudly serving the Greater Vancouver area for years with our guaranteed and affordable work. Learn about our services, how we operate, and contact us to schedule your leak detection appointment.
Do I Have a Leak?
The most common plumbing service requests we receive are for finding and fixing leaks. Catching a leak as soon as possible can save you money from your water bills and prevent extensive water damage. While some leaks are more difficult to locate than others, there are a few warning signals that you should contact our team. The following are some of the most common signs that you have a leak:
- Your water bill is much higher than normal
- You hear thumbing or strange sounds from your pipes
- You notice rust stains in your tub and sinks
- Your water has a rusty coloration
- Floors and walls are damp or soft
- You see water stains on your ceilings and/or walls
- You notice erosion in the soil of your home’s foundation
- You smell mildew growing in your basement
- You hear water running even when your faucets are off
If you notice any of these signs in your home, there’s a good chance you have a leak somewhere in your system. The next way to confirm this is to make sure that you are not currently using any water in your home. Then, examine your water meter. If the dial is spinning, you may have a leak. At this point, give us a call. We’ll help you identify the source of the leak and get to work repairing it for you. Don’t wait to call for leak detection services. The longer you wait, the more extensive the damage can become, and the more expensive repairs and restorations become. It’s always better to err on the side of caution with water damage in your home.
Common Places for Leaks
There are numerous areas throughout your home that can be prone to water leaks. Cracked seals, deteriorating pipes, blockages, and faulty hardware are all common symptoms of leaks in homes. Some of the most common areas are:
- Under the kitchen sink, where water supply lines are connected
- Around washing machines and dishwashers
- Shower and bathtub hoses and drains
- Toilet valves
- Hot water tanks
Our Water Leak Detection Services
We use a variety of tools and techniques to discover where your leaks are and how to stop them.
Acoustic Listening Equipment
We amplify the sound of water leaks in walls and under concrete slabs to listen for signs of damage. Before excavating or drilling, our technicians can use these techniques to get an accurate estimate of the location of a water leak.
Video Inspection Equipment
We can get a better look at what’s going on within pipelines using small cameras. These devices have been used to retrieve objects from drainpipes, such as car keys and wedding bands, and are a great way to see where the naked eye cannot. In leak detection, we can precisely identify pipeline faults and calculate the location of the leak by measuring how much cable traveled down the pipe before noticing the leak.
Our team uses soil probing equipment to listen for pressured water shooting into the soil near water mains or sewage systems. This method can reduce the amount of ground that needs to be dug up in order to detect and fix a faulty pipe.
Don’t Wait. Contact Us Today.
Different materials and techniques are required to repair copper, PVC, concrete, and cast-iron pipes. Your best plan of action, regardless of what your leaky pipe is made of or where it’s located, is to call a Canstar Fire & Flood. We have years of experience and use state-of-the-art tools and techniques to accurately detect and repair water leaks in your home. Water damage can become exponentially worse over time. Don’t wait. Call today to schedule your leak detection service in Vancouver.