When you suspect a leak in your home, rest easy knowing you can call the experts at First Choice Plumbing Inc. Our trained experts in Gainesville know exactly what to look for and how to diagnose leaks. Using some of the most advanced techniques in the industry, we will efficiently locate the leak and offer a quick and thorough solution. What's more? We're proud to offer same-day leak detection as well as repairs. In fact, we're the only plumber in town to carry out both detection and repair on the same day you call.
A common cause of leaks is excess pressure in your plumbing system. Be sure to ask about our routine drain cleaning and project your plumbing once and for all!
What Are the Dangers of Water Leaks?
A small water leak may not sound like a big deal but when you consider the costs associated with them it can add up to be substantial. The most obvious cost of a water leak is paying for the wasted water. In most areas, water is cheap. However, once a pipe or fixture starts leaking, it will continuously do so for 24 hours a day until it is fixed. Even small leaks can waste thousands of gallons of water in a month, enough to add up to a noticeable amount on your bills.
Another cost associated with a water leak is the cost to repair the damage that is caused by the leak. Leaks can occur anywhere in your home’s plumbing. A leaky faucet is contained in the basin of the sink but a leak that occurs under a kitchen or bathroom sink can go unnoticed until the cabinets start to warp or rot. Leaks that allow water to build up against walls will let the water absorb into the wood or drywall where it will destroy the wall and lead to mold growth.
Finally, there is the cost to repair the leak itself. In minor situations, such as a leaking faucet, repairs may only take a few minutes and cost very little. In serious situations, leaks may occur under slabs that require concrete work and excavation to repair. In any case, time is always of the essence. Leaks need to be repaired before water costs and repair costs add up.
Advanced Water Leak Detection Services
Many leaks are easily found simply by looking for them. However, the average homeowner may find themselves out of their depth on some leaks. That’s why we offer leak detection services. Our experience with plumbing can help us locate your leaks faster so we can repair them and get your plumbing back on track.
For more difficult leaks, at First Choice Plumbing Inc, we use some of the most advanced techniques to help with plumbing leak repair services. Some of the most common leak detection methods we use include:
- Meter Testing: A special tool is used to measure the water pressure in your home. We compare the results to a healthy pipe to uncover any problems.
- Dig And Drill: This invasive method digs and drills into your wall or floor to expose the leak. It’s great in situations when time is a factor.
- Infrared Cameras: Using an infrared camera, we take multiple pictures of the pipe at different angles to locate the leak.
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Water and Sewer Line Locating Service
In every home you live in there will likely be an occasion that you will need to locate water and sewer lines. For example, before adding a gate to a fence or digging a new slab for a patio, plumbers will need to be called to locate where water and sewer lines are located before you can start digging. Failing to locate underground water lines can result in costly and embarrassing accidents that require emergency plumbing help.
When you decide to landscape around your home or business, it is important that you call for help from plumbers. One of the most important aspects of landscaping is a good irrigation system. Locating existing irrigation lines or helping to properly set up an irrigation hook-up are important first steps in any landscaping project. Additionally, knowing where sewer lines are buried can help prevent tree roots from invading your home’s sewer lines and causing serious clogs down the road.
When our professionals at First Choice Plumbing Inc locate water lines, we use the latest technology to do so. With special cameras and depth locators, we can give you the exact location of your sewer lines. With special toning devices, we can locate most freshwater lines as well.