Plumbing Leak Detection & Repair
Prompt plumbing leak detection and effective repair are essential for protecting your home from damage. At Northern Comfort Systems, our certified plumbers can help you identify leaks and repair the cause so that your flooring, walls, and ceilings don’t suffer catastrophic damage.
Signs of a Water Leak
Leaking pipes are a problem you don’t want to ignore. Common signs of a water leak in your home include:
- Unexplained increases in monthly water usage
- Visible mold and mildew
- Musty odors wafting through the home
- Stained flooring or drywall
- Wet spots on the floor
- Cracks in the foundation
- Low water pressure
- “Sagging” floors or ceilings
Causes of Plumbing Leaks
Many things can cause a plumbing leak in your home or business. These include:
- Pipe corrosion
- Damaged seals
- High water pressure
- Clogged drains
- Punctured pipes
- Pipe expansion/contraction
These factors can occur suddenly, such as during construction. They can also occur over time, such as in an aging water heater or when a tree root grows into a pipe. When we discover the leak in your plumbing system, we will identify the cause of the problem and take corrective action to ensure it doesn’t recur.
Ways to Detect a Plumbing Leak
Our plumbers use a wide range of diagnostic tools and techniques to determine the location and cause of leaks in your plumbing system. This includes meter testing, video inspection, and visual inspection.
Most pipe leaks are slow and steady. When we discover a leak, we will apply the appropriate patch, sealant, additional insulation, or other repairs to stop the pipes from leaking in the future.
Kitchen Plumbing Leaks
Sinks, refrigerators, and dishwashers are the most common sources of kitchen plumbing leaks. Whether your leak is caused by these or because of corroded components on a faucet, our certified plumbers can quickly identify the cause and perform the necessary repairs to stop the water from flowing.
Bathroom Plumbing Leaks
It’s never pleasant when water flows freely from the bathtub, toilet, or sink. Bathroom plumbing leaks can be caused by damaged seals, corroded components, clogged drains, or improperly installed fixtures. Our certified plumbers are masters at identifying the leak and sealing the source so that the water will flow down the drain and not onto the floor.
Shifting soil and rapid changes in temperature can damage the foundation of your home. They can also wreak havoc on your plumbing systems. Slab leaks occur in the pipes that run beneath the foundation and require specialized training and equipment to repair. In our region, slab leaks are often caused by:
- Poor installation
- Shifting soil
- Expansion/contraction of the pipes
Why Choose Northern Comfort Systems?
Our goal is to ensure that you are 100% satisfied with our services. We pledge that you will be pleasantly surprised at every stage of the repair process, from the questions we answer to the leak repair services we provide. The teams at Northern Comfort Systems take great pride in the accuracy of our estimates, the effectiveness of our repairs, and the long-term relationships we establish with each of our clients.
When you need a leak repaired, we encourage you to contact Northern Comfort Systems at (317) 926-4328. It’s our pleasure to show you why homeowners and businesses in the region trust us with all their plumbing needs.
Frequently Asked Questions About Pipe Leaks
What are the dangers of a pipe leak?
A leaking pipe can cause costly water damage to drywall, insulation, carpeting, wood flooring, cabinets, furniture, and more. It can also lead to mold growth that causes long-term health problems, and ongoing leaks can cause wood framing to rot, leading to serious structural problems.
How can I thaw a frozen pipe?
If a pipe freezes in the winter, a hairdryer or rags soaked in hot water can be used to carefully thaw it. Do not allow PVC piping to become hot enough to burn, as it can release dangerous chemicals, and when the pipe is thawed, be prepared for possible leaks. At Northern Comfort Systems, we recommend having our professional thaw frozen pipes to avoid unnecessary damage to your plumbing system and property.
When should I repipe my home?
Whole-home repiping is a significant investment but is well worth the cost if it can prevent future plumbing problems and property damage. You should consider replumbing your home if your pipes are more than a few decades old, you are doing major renovations, new leaks are happening more frequently, or you have pipes that are made from materials prone to leaks, such as galvanized steel, polybutylene, or thin-walled copper.
Why has my water bill increased significantly?
If a pipe is leaking inside a wall or under a slab foundation, you may not notice it until the damage becomes severe. Always pay attention to your water usage and water bills to spot hidden leaks, and if you suspect you have one, shut off all faucets and check the water meter to make sure it is not still increasing. At Northern Comfort Systems, we offer leak detection services to find and repair hidden leaks.