A water leak on your property can be quite challenging to detect and if left unattended for too long water leaks have the potential to cause great damage. If you have recently received a hefty water bill without making drastic changes to your water usage in and around the house then you must call a professional plumber to rule out any leaks in your plumbing system. Most water leaks start minor and can go undetected for months until they become bigger causing damage to property. This is one of the biggest reasons to have your piping and plumbing system thoroughly investigated, regularly maintained, and serviced at least once a year for hidden and apparent issues that can be addressed in a timely manner saving you the hassle, time, and money.
What Causes A Water Leak?
Water leaks occur for several reasons and are mostly out of your control. Contact your local Adelaide plumber who is also a leak specialist to inspect and detect any water leaks with expertise and efficiency. The most common causes of water leaks are:
- Wear and tear
- Age of pipes and plumbing system
- Corroded or rusted pipes
- Burst water pipes
- Leaking appliances
- Leaking taps and plumbing fixtures
Signs Of A Water Leak
As mentioned, small water leaks can go undetected for months as the signs are too subtle for any homeowner to detect. If you have experienced any of the following, we recommend contacting an Adelaide plumbing specialist to further investigate and detect the exact issue to locate the leak before it escalates and becomes a major plumbing emergency. The chances of having a water leak on your property are extremely high if:
- Your water bill is higher than usual.
- You can hear flowing or running water even though you aren’t using any appliances, taps or showers.
- You have spotted water stains, peeling paint or dampness on your walls or roof.
- Spotted soft, muddy patches in your garden.
- Growth of mould in any area of your house.
These tell-tale signs indicate a water leak or burst pipe on your property. Some leaks are apparent while often a leak could be hidden and growing. Water leaks can occur about anywhere within the plumbing system – behind the walls, in the ceiling of townhouses and two storey homes, or underground. Worried you may have a leak? It is time to contact a water leak plumber Adelaide to assist right away.
Ignore a Leak – Pay A High Price!
As Adelaide’s trusted leak detection plumbers, we have come across different sizes of hidden leaks and repaired them with high-quality workmanship in record time. In our experience of working across residential and commercial properties, we can confirm that leaks don’t stop automatically or self-repair and ignoring any big or small leaks anywhere in your home will only make matters worse. For uncommon, hard to reach, hidden leaks, never attempt a DIY repair work as that may make things bad to worse. You may want to save that for the professionals who are equipped with the experience, knowledge and right tools needed to assess and correct the issue.
Your Local Adelaide Emergency Plumber
If you’d like assistance with your Adelaide plumbing emergency issue, or if you need help with scheduling regular plumbing maintenance and prevention services to avoid a future disaster, our team at Horncastle Plumbing can help. We have a team of licensed, insured, and certified Adelaide plumbers who can quickly arrive to restore your plumbing and peace of mind at the earliest. Even if you call in the middle of the night or on a public holiday, we will send an expert plumber to your home to provide personalised attention and ensure everything is fixed properly.
Give us a call to find out more about our specialised water leak detection and repair plumbing services or fill out our online form to schedule a no-obligation plumbing estimate. We offer competitive rates, upfront quotes and a 10/10 service.