Do you have a sneaking suspicion you have a water leak somewhere in your home? If so, it’s best that you immediately call the plumbing professionals from King Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. We specialize in helping local homeowners locate hidden leaks, and we can help you get to the bottom of the issue.
In this blog, we’ll review some quick ways you can be on the lookout for leaks, and why you should call in the experts as soon as you suspect you have a leak in your home.
3 ways to be vigilant when it comes to leaks
Keep an eye on your bill
If your water bill has gone up but you haven’t changed how much water you use, it could be a major sign you’re in need of leak detection. Rather than keep paying more than necessary or speaking to utilities representatives who can’t pinpoint what’s going on, have a plumber come out to see what’s what and help you locate hidden leaks.
That being said, it could be a long time before your next water bill. You may not want to sit that long on a leak. If you have other reasons to suspect you have a leak, you should call King for 24/7 emergency service here in Chicagoland.
Use food coloring
Another way to determine if you have a leak is to squeeze a few drops of food coloring into your toilet tank. If food coloring ends up in the bowl without you flushing, you probably have a leak.
Sniff out the problem
Take a whiff of the air under basins, inside cabinets underneath the sink, and other areas where there’s exposed piping. If you catch the smell of mildew or mold, it could be because you have a leak.
Locate hidden leaks by calling our friendly plumbers
The reason to turn detection over to our expert plumbers is that they have all the necessary equipment, techniques, and expertise. Commonly used leak detection equipment includes:
- Listening discs
- Acoustic amplifiers
- Plumbing cameras
- Video inspection tools
Plug up leaks in your plumbing and in your spending
By allowing a leak to go on a minute longer than necessary, you’re wasting money. The investment made in a knowledgeable plumber and a treatment plan pays for itself over the years. Leave temporary or questionable fixes alone and invest in a genuine solution.
Stop leaks from ruining your finances, your home, and your peace of mind. Contact our team here at King Heating, Cooling & Plumbing to know for sure whether you have a leak and plug it up if you do. We’re here to take care of all your plumbing issues, as well as any problems you may have with your HVAC system.