Leak Detection for Your Sewer Needs

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Plumbing leaks can be simple to find, such as a dripping sound emanating from a kitchen sink pipe. However, your home is a maze of sewer plumbing, using the walls and even underground to move waste water from tubs, sinks and toilets into the main municipal sewage line. However, there are leaks that may need detection by a professional plumber. At Guardian Plumbing out of Annapolis, Maryland, we strive to find any small or large leaks to keep your plumbing efficient.

Hidden Signs

Although you can’t see the leak, it appears in different ways around your home. Water pressure may be slightly lower than normal as you turn on the shower. However, the water bill is the best way to pinpoint a leak. Unless you have extra people living in the home compared to normal, your water bill tends to stay steady over billing periods. A hidden leak drives the water bill up, along with energy bills if the leaking water is heated.

Common Culprits

Simple leak sources are easy to fix, such as a dripping faucet or running toilet. You may have noticed these culprits already, making a high water bill obvious. However, leaks also occur in walls and underground. Wall leaks do not necessarily make a wet area on the drywall. Water could leak down into the flooring. Underground leaks, referred to as slab leaks, contribute to foundation and wall cracks as soil shifts from soggy conditions.

Some Solutions

Guardian Plumbing can repair your leaking faucet or running toilet with a simple appointment. We also employ high-tech devices to find difficult leaks. Small cameras on extension rods are snaked through the plumbing to find leaks. Depending on the leak’s severity, it is possible to remotely fill it without extensive excavating to reach the pipe. We do our best to find the most cost-effective way to service your leaks.

At Guardian Plumbing, we strive to find creative ways to remove all leaks in your plumbing and sewer system. Our staff provides you with a thorough inspection and estimate to control water flow. Water waste is expensive for you and hard on the environment.