Leak Detection and Repair
Your home’s plumbing system includes an intricate network of drains and pipes, many of which you won’t see. Water lines run through the property, connecting everything from your toilets to the dishwasher to a mainline. With so much piping, it’s no surprise that leak repair is one of the most common plumbing issues property owners face.
Leak detection and repair services are specialties at Jeffco Enterprises of McDonald, PA. Since 2002, our fully licensed and insured company has served customers through Allegheny and Washington Counties, and we understand the severe impacts a water leak can leave on your home and wallet. When you need a water leak search and repair, don’t hesitate to contact our team.
What Are the Dangers of a Water Leak?
Often times when a plumbing leak occurs, you may not realize it right away. Most leaks are difficult to find once you identify that there is a problem, and it's important to call experienced plumbers to quickly locate the leak before further damage occurs.
We have a state of the art video camera system that allows our team to see every inch of your pipes, quickly identify and issues and leaks, and help prevent further leaks in the future.
The reason why leak repair is essential is that water waste can result in several costly consequences, such as:
Mold and Mildew
Fungal growths thrive in damp environments. Mold and mildew spores are everywhere and are impossible to eliminate, but a water leak will increase your home’s humidity, causing mold to grow on walls, flooring, and personal belongings.
Even small drips from a pipe can lead to substantial property damage over time, affecting flooring, walls, underground slabs, and ceilings. Most of your home’s plumbing is behind walls, so you may not realize the damage is occurring until the drywall weakens or collapses.
High Water Bills
Pipe leaks mean water waste, which you are responsible for paying. If your water bills increase suddenly without changes to your average household usage, you likely have a leak somewhere in the plumbing.
State of the Art
HD Camera Inspections
Often times when a plumbing leak occurs, you may not realize it right away. Most leaks are difficult to find once you identify that there is a problem, and it's important to call experienced plumbers to quickly locate the leak before further damage occurs. Our HD Cameras can inspect your storm drains, downspout lines and will give you piece of mind knowing that your pipes are in good condition.
Our state of the art video camera system that allows our team to see every inch of your pipes, quickly identify and issues and leaks, and help prevent further leaks in the future. This might include root intrusion, cracks, punctures, corrosion, or misaligned pipe sections. The camera will also identify grease buildup, leaks and obstructions.
The longer you allow a plumbing leak to occur without making repairs, the worse the consequences will be for your home. A significant leak can result in flooding, and it only takes 24 to 48 hours for mold to grow at an accelerated rate after a flood.
If you suspect a leak is present in your plumbing system, the best step to take is to reach out to Jeffco Enterprises. Our master Plumber and experienced team can identify the source of the leak and create a practical solution to stop the damage.
Frequently Asked Questions
Some water leaks are apparent. For instance, you may notice puddling water under a sink’s P-trap or see water gushing from a burst pipe. Other leaks, however, are not as noticeable. Taking immediate action at the first sign of a leak will help you prevent excessive damage, so be sure to watch for these signs:
- If your water meter keeps measuring the volume of water passing through a pipe while no one is using a tap on the property, the meter might be registering a leak.
- Cracks often occur suddenly in a home’s foundation if water leaks weaken the structure and support components.
- You detect the distinct musty odor of mildew no matter how well you clean.
- Water bills that increase dramatically without a seasonal change or an extra person living in the house usually indicate a leak.
Because water leaks can occur anywhere on the property, Jeffco Enterprises provides clients with leak detection services. Our highly trained plumbing staff has the training, tools, and hands-on experience to quickly locate the source of a water leak above or below ground.
Our plumbing division has over 25 years of industry experience. We can accurately estimate the source of a leak and use specialized equipment for confirmation. A leak repair may require us to get into a wall or dig beneath flooring, so we always confirm leak locations.
We ensure that our leak detection services are accurate to prevent unnecessary damage to our client’s property. The accuracy rate on the services is upwards of 90%, thanks to the advanced tools and equipment we use.
Some of the equipment we may use while detecting water leaks in your home include:
- Infrared inspection cameras to identify water temperature changes
- High-sensitivity microphones
- Video cameras
Water leak detection costs vary by home, plumbing damage, equipment, and the leak’s location. The average national price range for the service is $175 to $350. However, the range for high-end costs is $750 to $3,000.
Protect Your Property With Jeffco Enterprise Leak Repair and Detection Services
Don’t allow a water leak to destroy your home slowly. The professionals at Jeffco Enterprise are standing by to locate and fix any water leaks within your plumbing system to reduce structural damage to your home. We offer unmatched leak repair and detection services, so call us at 412-221-4153 today for an appointment.