Checking For Leaks
Probably the most common problem people experience with plumbing is a leak. Not all leaks are created equal, however. Some leaks and big and splash everywhere. These are easy to notice leaks. There are also tiny leaks that can cause a great deal of damage over time but are not readily easy to detect. Of course, there are also those that fall somewhere in the middle. This is why it is important to check for leaks every so often, even when you do not think there is a leak. Generally speaking, it is a good idea to check for leaks twice per year, more if you live in an area that experiences extremely cold temperatures. Check your pipes at the beginning of spring when you can first hooking up water hoses and other fittings. Then, check again mid to late autumn, when you are putting everything away for the winter. During the winter, if you have several consecutive days/nights of extreme cold, it is best to check the pipes. When temperatures dip too low, there is the possibility of the pipes freezing and bursting. If this happens, you will have a serious problem on your hands. Beyond these times, only check if you suspect that there is a leak. Indicators of a leak can include a decrease in water pressure, puddles forming, water coming from floors or walls, and places on walls or floors that appear and feel wet. If you are interested in learning more about plumbing leak repair in San Diego, CA, call Quick Repair Quick Rooter at (619) 440-4424 today!
Plumbing Leak Repair
Once a leak is discovered, get it fixed as soon as you can. The longer a leak is left, the worse it will get and the more damage it will cause. Also, the higher it will run your monthly water bill. Because of all these things, it is vital to take action as quickly as you are able. Aside from calling in a professional, one of the first things you need to do is turn off the water. This is an easy task. Look for on/off valves near the leak. If there is no valve to turn the water off to that specific location, you will need to locate the main valve. This is generally located wherever your water line first enters your house, but not always. It should be fairly easy to locate regardless. Once the water is off, you can take the time waiting for your plumbing leak repair professional to arrive to begin dealing with the mess made by the leak. Depending on how bad the leak is and how long it has been present, you may only need to wipe off some damp areas or you may be dealing with puddles. The sooner you can get this cleaned up the better. Leaving standing water is never a good idea. Call today for more information!
Any time you discover a leak, you want to get it taken care of right away. Therefore, the first step is to call us and let us know that you need our services. Quick Repair Quick Rooter offers emergency plumbing and many leaks are considered a plumbing emergency. Let us know the situation, how severe the problem is, and where you are located. Then we can begin the process of getting a plumber to you as quickly as possible. If it is an emergency, we will get the first available plumber to you, but if it is not an emergency, we will set you up with our first available appointment during regular business hours. Call (619) 440-4424 today to set up your appointment for a plumbing leak repair in San Diego, CA.