Do You Have A Leak? Call Us Today For Help!
Do you need help detecting and repairing leaks in your home plumbing system? Whether it’s a dripping faucet or a leaky toilet, leaks can easily become a large expense in your household bills. What started off as a few drops of water can suddenly become a flood that causes major water damage. Worst of all, the lasting effects of water damage can produce dangerous mold colonies that are detrimental to your home and your family’s health. Preventive maintenance is the best measure to take before your home is damaged by unnecessary water leakage.
A-1 Speedy Rooter and Plumbing Inc. specializes in leak detection and repair services! Call us today and a professional technicians will be right over to inspect and repair your home’s leaks! Are you dealing with an emergency leak? Our plumbers are on call and offer 24-hour emergency services so don’t wait to give us a call at 714-497-0869!
Have An Undetected Leak?
If you suspect that your home may have a leak, but you are not completely sure, here are some ways to find out. First, check your water meter. For most homeowners, the meter is located outside near your stop tap, which will turn off your water supply. While reading the water meter, make sure there is no water usage inside the home. Measure the water usage over a period of time and compare the differences between each measure. Keep an increment of at least 20 minutes to an hour between each measure. If you notice that the number is significantly different, then it is very likely that you have a leak in your home. Call us for assistance immediately, and we’ll send someone right over to give you a hand!
Most leaks are from the sink faucet or toilet. Sink leaks are usually detectable and visible to most homeowners. Obvious signs of leaks for a sink include a dripping faucet, puddles around the rim of the faucet, a wet floor, or a flood of water around the pipes underneath the sink cabinets. To detect a leaky toilet, use food coloring drops. First, you will need to remove the toilet’s tank lid. Then, pour a few drops of the food coloring into the toilet’s water tank and wait for half an hour. Do not flush the toilet while you are waiting. Finally, if you see any of the dyed water leak out into the toilet bowl, it confirms that your toilet has a leak. Other common issues include drain leaks, and bath and shower leaks.
What To Do When You Have An Emergency Leak
If you have a leak, you will have to find the main water valve for that specific appliance and turn it off. For a sink, the valve may be located underneath the cabinet or counter. A toilet’s water valve will be located underneath the toilet and against the wall. In the case of a washing machine appliance, the valves will be behind the machine connected to the back wall. In each situation, you will need to turn the valve clockwise to turn the water off. Lastly, if you are having problems with other areas in your household, you can turn off the entire water supply for the house.
If You Have Bursted Pipes
First, you will have to locate the main water supply valve and turn off the water. Then, find the source of the bursted pipe. One way to tell if the bursted pipe is located in the walls is if the ceiling or drywall is displaying water stains. Therefore, use towels to clean up any puddles, and buckets to contain any leakage. As you are waiting for the plumber to arrive, you can create a temporary solution if you found the leak for the pipe. Plumber’s tape and plumber’s putty are effective tools that can help enclose a pipe’s small hole or crack. Be sure to let your plumber know the situation and inform them of where you located the busted pipe. In the case of a bursted or broken pipe, A1 Speedy Rooter and Plumbing, Inc. also offers repiping services.
Don’t hesitate to call us for your emergency plumbing situation! Call us immediately at 714-497-0869 so we can send someone right over to help you with your leak. A1 Speedy Rooter and Plumbing, Inc. specializes in professional plumbing services and offers emergency services so that we can take care of your household leaks and repairs. Whether it’s to stop a flooding or to fix a leak, our emergency plumbers are on standby, and will be ready to go when you give us a call!