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Leak Detection Services as a Precaution

Posted on: July 25, 2017


Previously, we’ve posted about hidden leaks and the ways you can tell that they’re occurring in your home—specifically the troublesome slab leak. Once you believe you have leaks in your household plumbing, you can call on plumbers to use leak detection techniques to pinpoint where the leaks are happening and then find the quickest and cleanest way to repair them.

However, you may wish to arrange for leak detection even if you see no outward signs that anything’s wrong. Here’s some startling facts from the EPA’s WaterSense program: household leaks across the country can waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water per year, and 10% of homes have leaks that waste 90 gallons or more per day. Some of these leaks come from dripping faucets that are easy to spot and correct (the problem is people often don’t get around to actually correcting them). But others can be coming from hidden spots.

The risk of extensive leaking in a home is much higher for a house built before 1970, before copper and plastic piping became standard. We strongly recommend you arrange for leak detection in Durham, NC with our plumbers if you live in a home of this vintage and have never had any type of leak detection or plumbing maintenance done before.

When you schedule leak detection and plumbing maintenance with our expert plumbers, we’ll do a thorough inspection of your plumbing system and locate any leaks or problem areas. We can also give you advice on whether it’s best to have limited or full repiping done to prevent serious leaking in the future. For homes built pre-World War II, complete repiping is often necessary to remove corroding iron or galvanized steel pipes and put in durable new materials. You can trust to our expertise to find the best way forward so you have dependable plumbing with few troubles in the future.

Bud Matthews Services is here for all your home service needs in the Durham area.

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