If you think that you may have a water leak somewhere, there are a few different areas around your home that you can focus on. A sudden spike in water usage or standing water is two good indicators that you may have a problem. Here are some areas where you could have a hidden water leak.
Over time, as the ground settles, both in-ground and above-ground pools, along with their surrounding areas, will settle as well. Not only is the structure of a swimming pool vulnerable to cracks, but the pipes circulating the water can also deteriorate over time or be compromised by roots or other natural decay. If you notice yourself filling your pool more often or if there is standing water around the pool area, it’s very probable that you have a hidden leak somewhere. Not only is the leak wasting water, but it could also be damaging any surrounding foundations or other structures.
Sub Utility Leak
Over time, some property owners will add features like pools, guest houses, garages, or anything that might require water and sewer lines. These lines are usually fed from the main house, and often aren’t as strong as the other pipes. Their integrity can also be compromised by root systems and the ground’s natural shifting. These leaks can be detected by using specialized equipment testing the water pressure in different areas, and by using internal camera scopes to find the source of any leaks. Once the leak is located, it can be expeditiously repaired.
Homes that are built on slabs present their own set of problems when it comes to water pipe issues. Often, the pipes are sealed in cement, which can make leaks very difficult for homeowners to locate. Detecting a leak in a slab in an arduous process of eliminating any other possible sources of leaks, and them pinpointing the location of where the leak is in the home’s slab.
Fountains are beautiful landscape features. But, those pipes supplying the water won’t last forever, and can sometimes run for quite a distance if the fountain is located far from the house. There can also be cracks or damage to the structure of the fountain itself, causing water to leak. In either case, these leaks can be very costly depending on how long they are leaking undetected. If you notice water standing around your fountain or in the yard where the water line could possibly be located, you’d want to have an inspection scheduled to find the source of the leak.
Irrigation systems will have a large network of underground pipes and can be quite extensive, depending on the size of the system. And any one of these pipes can either wear over time or be damaged. As with any other water leak, you would notice a spike in water usage. But, you might not see pooling water anywhere. Sometimes, the leaks are so fine that the ground beneath them will absorb the water. A thorough inspection by a certified leak detector company will quickly find the source of any irrigation leak.
In addition to anything we’ve already listed are any other underground pipes. Your home has pipes supplying water, whether it’s from a well or a local supply. There are also sewer lines as well as other types of underground water pipes, depending on your particular property’s layout. Any of those can be compromised over time as well, causing underground, hidden water leaks.
As you can see, there are quite a few different areas of your home that could potentially be costing you money if there are hidden water leaks. If you suspect that you may have a water leak, the earlier you get it looked at by a professional, the less it will cost you in the long run.
At Leak Locators, we specialize in finding those hidden leaks. Our team of dedicated professionals has the training and knowledge, with over 30 years of combined experience, and the state-of-the-art supplies, to quickly detect the location of any hidden leaks on your property while offering you the most affordable repair options available. Give us a call today and find out why our locally owned and operated business has earned our reputation of providing on-time, comprehensive service to all of North Carolina since 2006.