Lexington Leak Detection
Local Experts at Your Service
There are many factors that can cause complications in your plumbing system. In order to detect a water leak, specific tools and equipment are needed, not to mention specialized skills and expertise. Dr Rooter is proud to be Lexington’s leak detection specialist. Our experts have over 20 years’ experience finding and repairing leaky water pipes, and we offer emergency service that is available 24/7 in the event you should find a leak in your home.
Call our emergency plumbers in Lexington at (803) 398-2090 anytime, day or night, if you suspect you may have a leak in your home! We offer free estimates and honest prices.
Common Causes of Water Leaks
Some of the most frequent culprits of leaking pipes include:
- Age of your home: If you live in an older home especially, the pipes may have deteriorated, the natural shifting of a structure can the joints in your home’s plumbing to loosen or separate.
- Changes in temperature: The number one cause of water leaks is freezing cold temperatures. Frozen water inside your pipes can cause them to crack and leak. However, if you live in a milder climate, there is still cause for concern. Extreme changes in the hot and cold water flowing through your water pipes can cause some pipes to crack or even burst, resulting in leakage.
- Water pressure: Unregulated water pressure can burst or crack your pipes and cause leakage. For this reason, it is recommended that you install a water pressure regulator in your home.
- Drainage clogs: Clogged pipes are a common occurrence in almost every household. Drain clogs can be caused by a number of things, including, food, grease, hair, paper towels. Just about anything that goes down the drain can clog a pipe. If you notice that your clogs are slow to drain, it is probably a sign that you have a clog. If not attended to promptly, a clog can cause leakage from the plumbing joints and eventually flooding.
Signs You May Have a Water Leak
A high water bill can be a sign that you may have a water leak in your home. Damage to drywall, unexplained water stains in walls and/or ceilings and damp floors can be other signs. You can avoid costly water leak repairs by acting quickly at the first sign of a leak.
Don’t let a small leak or clogged drain go unattended. A licensed Lexington leak detection expert can spot and repair the leak and avoid further damage to your home.