Leak Detection Specialists for Charlotte Homes & Businesses

I Know I Have a Leak

faucet leakDo you have a strong suspicion that you have a leak, but don’t know where it’s coming from? Your home or property is at risk of serious damage. Were you using a toilet, sink, or shower before that leak began? If so, shut off the valve for that fixture and do not use it again until the source is verified and repaired.

If water is leaking through a ceiling from a fixture, it should slow down but will take a while to stop completely as that sheetrock took time to saturate from above and there is pooled water still waiting to seep through. Do you have a wet spot on a wall where there is no plumbing?

I’m Not Sure If I Have a Leak

Sometimes you’re just not sure. Here are some ways to tell if you may have a leak, which will require immediate attention:

  • You can hear the continuous sound of water inside your house (like a toilet running or someone left the faucet on).
  • Your water meter reading changes when you aren’t using any water. Here’s what to do: Mark the indicator on your meter; don’t use any water for an hour; then check the meter. If the indicator moved, you have a leak.
  • Your water bill is higher over a period of weeks or months. (Compare your bills month to month.) They should be fairly steady unless you filled your pool or hot tub, or are using an in-ground sprinkler system in the summer.
  • Inside, your walls or floors have wet, spongy, moist, or discolored areas when nothing has been spilled on them.
  • You can smell foul odors coming from floors or walls near drains or sewers. This can be inside or outside your home.
  • If the foundation in your home has cracks, vegetation grows unevenly, or earth shifts for no apparent reason, this could be the sign of a leak under or around your home.
  • You find cold or warm spots on your floor, particularly on a concrete slab floor.
  • If you notice your water pressure has been decreasing (at multiple fixtures).

If your home has any of these symptoms, contact us. We will evaluate the situation and troubleshoot commonly occurring problems to find the cause. If needed, we have high-tech electronic leak detection equipment that can pinpoint hard-to-find underground leaks as well as leaks inside your slab foundation.

Home Leak Detection Tips

  1. Get some food coloring, put a few drops into the tank in each toilet. Wait 20 minutes and look at the water in the bowl, if it is colored – you have a leaking toilet.
  2. If you have a high water bill, look at your water meter. If no water is running in the house but the meter is spinning, turn off the main water shut off to your house. If the meter is still spinning, you have a leak somewhere between the meter and the house. This is not an emergency but should be addressed as you are wasting water.

Schedule Leak Repair Services in the Greater Charlotte Area

Don’t wait until bigger problems arise to schedule leak detection services. Turn to Three Way Plumbing for all your leak and plumbing repair needs. Our certified plumbers are ready to assist you with cost-effective services whenever needed.

Call 704-795-9349 today or contact us online to schedule service.

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With over 20 years of experience as a trusted plumber in Charlotte, NC and surrounding areas, we have proven our ability to provide fast, high-quality plumbing repair, replacement, and installation service. Our friendly team members are dedicated to getting to the root of your problem, not merely a quick fix. Expect upfront, transparent, and respectful services from start to finish.

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