Water damage is one of the most extensive and expensive forms of damage that can happen to your home. Even the tiniest leak can end up costing you thousands. Often, these damages will not be covered under your home insurance if you have not had a thorough leak detection for your plumbing system in recent years.
Modern day electronic leak detection methods can provide a sort of plumbing audit: a look into what’s working, what isn’t, and what could be a potential problem down the line. Without regular and thorough leak detections for your home, you could end up spending thousands in unnecessary and entirely preventable plumbing disasters. Here are the most common plumbing issues that happen to residential buildings, and how an electronic leak detection service in Los Angeles could help you save money.
1. Leaky Pipes
Leaky pipes, as many people in colder climates can attest, go from seemingly fine to burst in a manner of minutes. Often, the victims of burst pipes had no idea that their pipes were about to burst, but instead thought everything was fine because the pipes were either out of sight or not showing signs of leaking. A thorough leak detection by a trained and qualified plumber, however, can actually spot weak points in your plumbing system with startling accuracy. This is thanks to modern technological advances that use electronic signals to see where pipes are weakening, and which ones are particularly vulnerable to bursting. And while cold temperatures may not be a concern for your average Los Angeles homeowner, detecting small leaks now will save you thousands later. After all, it is better to replace a slightly leaking or near-leaking pipe now rather than pay for a new pipe and water damage later on.
2. Leaky Roofs
Los Angeles homes are particularly vulnerable to rains and storms that come off the Pacific Ocean. Heavy rains can often penetrate the roof membrane that helps keep your home safe. Electronic leak detection technology is now at the point where a simple test can check your entire roof for potential leak problems. This allows you the chance to address these leakages and future problems before they become much larger, much more expensive disasters.
3. Leaky Appliances
Sometimes, the most covert plumbing issues aren’t with pipes or roofs but with plumbing appliances, like toilets, baths, and sinks. These leaks can actually go undetected for long periods of time because they often drain, and leak, to places you don’t see in your home. The only way you can tell that they are leaking is when the water damage becomes visible. But with a thorough leak detection, you can spot these problems while they are still small and inexpensive to fix.
On average, your home plumbing experts recommend that you have a thorough leak detection test run on your entire home once every couple of years. That way, you will be able to spot the problems that could end up costing you money down the line. So instead of waiting for a leak, be proactive and contact a professional, experienced plumber at Honest Plumbing. Armed with the latest in leak detection technology, they can help you get ahead of any potential problems so that you can fix them before they become bigger, more expensive issues.