Hidden beneath your floors and behind your walls there is a complex network of water supply lines, pipes, drains and vents that make up your residential plumbing system. If you suspect you have a plumbing leak in your wall or deep underground don’t delay in getting it repaired. Water leaks can wreak havoc on your home in a short amount of time. A relatively small leak can turn into a large leak, which can not only damage your walls, flooring and property but also become a health risk if sewer is involved or mold growth occurs.
At KaiTech Plumbing & Heating, our plumbers are equipped with cutting edge tools for detecting and repairing all types of leaks, including water pipes, gas lines, and sewer leaks. If you are dealing with a plumbing leak, our licensed plumbers can find out why and make it stop before your home endures any further damage. When it comes to leak detection services in Calgary, Airdrie or Area, you can count on us to get the job done the first time!
Our plumbing experts will quickly locate and repair your pipe leaks and get your plumbing system back to proper working order in no time. When you suspect that one of the pipes in your plumbing system may have sprung a water or gas leak, our skilled technicians will be there as soon as possible and help prevent any more damage.
If you are experiencing a water leak or a gas leak issue, don’t hesitate to contact our Calgary, Airdrie & Area leak repair and detection experts at (403) 945-8324.
Water leaks, especially inside walls and floors, are not always easy to detect. It is important to watch for warning signs in your home to prevent further damage and costly repairs due to structural damage, rotting or molding. Common warning signs that you have a water leak include:
If you notice any standing water on a cabinet floor beneath a kitchen or bathroom sink, you most likely dealing with a leaky pipe.
Look closely at the walls and ceilings of your home, a wall with bubbling drywall or paint is another obvious indication of a troublesome leak. When water and moisture get into the walls and behind the layer of paint, it eliminates the bond and begins to separate the two, causing the paint to rise from the wall and shed off. When drywall is exposed to moisture, it becomes soft and begins to blister, ultimately warping and breaking into pieces. If your drywall has become discolored, damaged or starting to bubble and crack, there most likely is a water leak behind the wall - even with water-resistance drywall, persistent leaks can still cause some discoloration or bubbling.
Mold grows and thrives in damp, dark areas. A mold problem anywhere in your home could indicate a leaky pipe somewhere. A persistent musty odor is a clear indication you have a leak. You may even smell the effects of a leak before you notice obvious signs of a problem.
If you notice your water bill going up without explanation, a hidden plumbing leak could be the issue. Performing a water meter reading test will easily confirm if you have a hidden water leak.
Unexplained warmth on your walls or flooring could be the result of a hot water pipe that has sprung a leak.
The sound of water trickling behind the wall or ‘phantom flushes’ from a toilet leak are both signs that you should call a plumber.
If you have a bathroom on a second floor that has sprung a leak, you will notice a stain or discoloration on the ceiling beneath the bathroom. Keep in mind water can travel a long distance, so it’s possible to find water stains on the ceiling farther away. A sagging ceiling is also a definite sign of water issues and should be investigated immediately.
If you notice sections of your floor are starting to showing signs of cracking, buckling, or beginning to stain for no apparent reason, chances are hidden water damage is the culprit. Depending on the type of flooring you have, moisture can make it feel spongy or soft. Tile may lose its adhesion and become loose, allowing you to easily remove a piece and possibly expose water or moisture underneath it.
If you notice any of these warning signs of a water leak in your home, don’t hesitate to call (403) 945-8324 or contact us online for leak detection and repair services in Airdrie, Calgary or surrounding areas. We can help you prevent serious water damage to you home, or business, caused by hidden water leaks — and we always offer free estimates, competitive rates, and quality workmanship.
Underneath your sinks, there is a cold water shut-off valve and a hot water shut-off valve. They are usually chrome with a small oval valve handle. Turn the handles clockwise until the water stops running. Then give us a call and we will repair the leak so you can get on with your day.
Don’t let water leaks wreak havoc in your life. If you suspect a leak, call us today and we will make sure it gets fixed right the first time!
At KaiTech Plumbing & Heating we are licensed and experienced professionals that can handle all types of major and minor plumbing issues. Whether you have a small faucet leak, running toilet, or your property has had may problems with its old piping system, our expert plumbers are able to determine were the water issues may be coming from, and can advice you on the best way to fix them.
Occasionally, normal wear and tear is to blame. However, relatively new plumbing pipes and fixtures can develop leaks due to flaws in manufacturing or installation. Common reasons why homes develop plumbing leaks are:
Water leaks are not just annoying, they can cause serious damage to your home and lead to costly repairs. Considering numerous plumbing pipes are hidden behind walls, under floors, and above ceilings it can be difficult to determine where a water leak originated from. Undetected water leaks can cause permanent water damage, mold growth, and even health risks for you and your home. It is important to address and repair any leaking pipes in your home as soon as possible.
To avoid the risk of water damage caused by undetected leaks, we advise that you periodically inspect your plumbing system to ensure your home is safe from water damage. Although most leaks are detected shortly after a failure has occurred, other plumbing leaks can go unnoticed for an extended period of time.
Performing annual home plumbing inspections help ensure problems areas are detected before a plumbing emergency occurs.
The most common areas to inspect for leaks are:
Sink, bathtub, and shower drains are the most common leaks experienced by homeowners. Addressing these water leaks early prevents mold and costly repairs. Although small leaks may just seem like a minor inconvenience, such as a leaky tap or dripping shower faucet, they could be indications of a more serious issue with your plumbing system.
While water stains on your ceilings are an obvious sign you have a plumbing leak, it is always a good idea to keep the area under your sinks clear and inspect underneath your sinks occasionally to ensure you do not have a small water leak going on undetected.
Although most leaky faucets are simply considered a nuisance and do not require prompt repairs, they should be addressed sooner than later to limit water wastages and unnecessary increases to your utility bill. Remember to check under your sink as well, faucets not only leak from the spout or handle, but they can also leak at the hose connections located in the cabinets as well.
Composed of several parts, a toilets leak can occur in areas such as the tank, valve, bowl and drain which consequently causes a puddle of water to accumulate around the base of your toilet. If you notice a lot of moisture accruing on your toilet tank or bowl, inspect the area closely as you may have a hair line crack.
Your water supply lines not only produce various water temperatures but also consistent pressure. These factors along with possible corrosion, age, or sub-standard plumbing fittings can cause water leaks to occur. Considering water supply lines are located in various areas in your home, including ceilings, floors, behind drywall, and basements, it can be difficult for homeowners to determine where a water leak originated from.
Loose or worn-out seals, damaged pipes, increased water pressure, and improper fitted pipes are just a few reasons why your drain pipes may be leaking. Unlike waterline leaks, drain pipes are used to remove waste water out of your home and can cause substantial damage to your home if they fail to drain properly.
Hot water tanks store several gallons of water with varying temperatures. The heat and pressure that builds up within the unit can corrode seals and fittings ultimately causing water leaks.
Dishwashers have several moving parts that can wear down causing the unit to leak. An obvious sign your dishwasher is leaking is noticing puddling of water around it. However, it is always a good idea to inspect the basement, directly below the dishwasher while it is in use, to ensure it is not leaking from lower floors as well. Discovering a dishwasher leak early is the key to not only preventing water damage to your floor and cabinets, but preventing harmful mold growth as well.
Our Plumbers have seen it all when it comes to leaking or damaged pipes. When you have a leaky pipe, give us a call right away, and we will make sure it gets fixed quickly so you don’t have to worry about water damage or mold growth in your home.
If you suspect a hidden water leak, you can confirm your suspicions with a simple water meter test. First, locate your water meter and record the current numbers displayed. Then avoid running any water for at least two hours and then take another reading. If the numbers change, you can be sure you have a leak somewhere in your home.
Most water meters in homes nowadays have a small device inside the water metre display case that will spin when water is in use. It could be a small yellow or red arrowed-shaped dial, or a small circular black dial that will be constantly circulating when water is being used. If you are not using any water voluntarily, and the dial is still moving you have a water leak somewhere in your plumbing system.
The easiest way to check if your toilet is leaking is to remove the lid on the tank and look to see if the flapper at the base of the tank is closed, there is no water flowing into the overflow tube when the tank is full, and that the chain attached to the flapper is not tangled up or caught under the flapper itself. If the flapper appears to be closed on first inspection, flush the toilet and watch to see if the flapper drops completely while the tank refills with water. If it appears the flapper has dropped completely, add several drops of dark food colouring into the tank. Wait for a least 30 mins, and if you see any trace of colour in the toilet bowl afterwards then there is a leak. Most likely the flapper is not forming a water tight seal and it will need to be replaced.
A leak underneath your basement floor or concrete slab can be difficult to locate and cause significant damage. It is recommended you call a professional plumber that is experienced with slab heating and can perform the necessary repairs to protect the integrity of your home from water damage and mold.
If you notice the following warning signs listed below, it is possible you may have a slab leak.
If you encounter any of these warning signs that your slab heating may have a leak, it is important you address the issue right away. Our experienced and licensed plumbers can locate hidden water leaks and perform repairs quickly to protect your home from further water damage.
Video camera plumbing pipe inspections are cost-effective and a reliable, hassle-free technique to detect pipe leaks and plumbing breaks. Our high-tech sewer and drain video camera inspection equipment is a bendable fiber optic cable with a high-resolution video camera attached at its end. Once the camera is introduced into a pipe it enables our licensed plumbers to quickly complete visual assessments, including underground pipes, and to locate any leaks or breakage in your plumbing system. If we find a leak, we will inform you of all your available options and consult with you on how you’d like to proceed. Common Plumbing Issues Identified By A Camera Inspection Include:
The video images as well as the diagnosis are saved, and a copy can be provided to you upon request.
We have licensed, professional Calgary and Area water and gas leak repair experts that are available to help you with any pipe leaks, gas line leaks or plumbing leaks that you may encounter. We provide numerous plumbing services that will take care of all your plumbing and gas line needs.
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