Clearwater, St. Petersburg Leak Detection and Pipe Repair.
It is important to check your Clearwater or St. Petersburg home for leaks at least once a year. In Clearwater and St. Petersburg, leaks are a common complaint. To avoid a serious issue, a homeowner should contact a professional as soon as a leak is suspected.
Did you know that 13.7% of all water used in the home today can be attributed to plumbing leaks, According to the Environmental Protection Agency? That is approximately 10,000 gallons of water per year wasted by leaks for each US home. Expert suggests that to keep your free from leaks, a homeowner should have their home’s plumbing system checked once a year. Many times it is difficult to determine exactly where the leak is coming from. Therefore, many homeowners are unaware of a leak until they receive a higher than normal water bill.
The most difficult leak to spot is a Water Supply Line leak. The leak can be up to 3 feet down below the ground’s surface. A good indication is that the meter box will contain water that is not from rain water. Another sign is if the soil is wet around where the supply line rises from the ground. A homeowner should never attempt to repair these leak themselves. Always contact a licensed plumber to repair your Water Supply Line leaks.
Other common locations for leaks are the faucet, shower head or handles, tub. Many homeowners will choose to repair a leaky faucet themselves. There are 4 basic types of faucets in a home; ceramic discs, cartridge types, compression valve, and ball valves.
A Toilet leak is the most common among leaks. To check to see if your toilet is leaking, lift the tank lid and check the water levels. The water level in the tank should be no higher than 1 inch below the top of the overflow tub. Any more or less is a sign of an issue.
Your Clearwater & St Petersburg home may have hidden leaks. If a leak is suspected it is crucial to contact a Licensed Plumber to schedule a Leak Detection. A Licensed Plumber can pinpoint exactly where your leak is and make the necessary repairs.
If you would like to schedule a Plumbing System Inspection or believe you may have a leak, Give Us a Call. We are here for you! 727-729-9400