An undetected water leak can cost you thousands in water damage and create a breeding ground for harmful mold and mildew. Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning has over two decades of plumbing leak repair and water leak detection. We used advanced tools to find leaks quickly to protect your valuable property.
We’re a family-owned company, proudly serving homeowners in Santa Maria, providing personalized service and fair prices, and we back up our work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Santa Maria Water Leak Detection Service
When you suspect a leak, leave the leak detection to Jerry’s Heating & Plumbing professionals. Our trained service professionals are experts in all areas of commercial, industrial, and residential plumbing. If you have a water leak, our experts will find it and fix it quickly.
We utilize state-of-the-art leak location tools and methods to quickly and effectively locate and repair your troubling leak. Sometimes leaks can be inconvenient, occurring in plumbing lines that lie deep within a wall, floor, or underneath a slab. If it goes unnoticed, it can waste water, cause problems, and potentially serious damage, including rot, mildew, and mold.
Most of the pipework within your home or business is not visible, making it much harder to locate, troubleshoot, and remedy. One of the best ways to protect your property is to understand the types of leaks that can occur, common signs to look for, and certain situations that make it more likely for leaks to happen.
Our extensive plumbing services include, but are not limited to:
- Leak Detection
- Leak Locating
- Leak Repairs
- Burst Pipe Repairs
- Mysterious Leaks
- Slab Leak Repair
- Sewer Line Leak Repairs
- Gas Line Repairs
- Water Heaters
- Electronic Leak Detection
- Video Pipe Inspection
Signs of an Unseen Water Leak
Unseen water leaks can wreak havoc in your home. The longer a leak goes unrepaired, the worse the damage can get. Unfortunately, some water leaks are difficult to detect, so you must be aware of the symptoms so you can call for repairs as soon as possible.
Low Water Pressure
If you have normal water pressure that’s suddenly reduced to a trickle, it could mean you have an unseen water leak.
Damaged Walls or Ceilings
Sometimes, a symptom of a water leak is moisture damage on your walls or ceiling. Call a plumber as soon as possible if you see signs of warped wallpaper, bubbling or cracking paint, or water stains.
Sudden Spike in Water Bill
You probably have a good idea of how much your water bill will be every month. So, if you notice a sudden spike and you’re not using any more water than usual, it probably means you have an undetected water leak.
Mold & Mildew
Another common sign of water leaks is mold and mildew growth caused by excess moisture. The problem with mold and mildew is that it doesn’t take long to grow, and cleaning it doesn’t solve the problem — you have to get rid of the cause, which is the water leak.
Rushing Water Noise
If you hear running water when you’re not using any, it could mean there’s a leak in the system.
If you notice any of these signs, call Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning to schedule an appointment to determine whether you have a water leak.
Our Water Leak Detection Service
At Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we employ cutting-edge electronic leak detection techniques. Many of today’s homes and buildings are built on concrete slabs, making it challenging to detect water leaks before they cause significant damage.
Detecting unseen water leaks is challenging for the average homeowner, but not for our professionals. All water leaks emit noise, even if it’s undetectable by the human ear. Different types of leaks emit different sound frequencies depending on the intensity and pressure within the pipes. An electric leak detector has a transducer that can dial into these sensitive frequencies generated from the plumbing pipes. One of our skilled plumbing professionals can determine the sound properties to decipher the source of the water leak. When a sound registers on the machine, it’s transmitted to the system at a higher frequency.
With the help of this modern acoustic technology combined with line tracing equipment, video camera inspection, and static pressure testing, we can find leaks faster and more accurately to save you money and protect your property from damage.
Santa Maria Burst Pipe Repair
Most people think that freezing temperatures are the leading cause of burst pipes, and that’s true for some areas of the country, but not here in Santa Maria. However, that’s not to say residents don’t have this problem — they do, but it happens for different reasons.
Let’s look at the most common reasons for burst pipes.
If you have an older home and experience frequent leaks, your pipes are probably outdated and corroded. Corrosion causes pipes to weaken over time, leading to eventual breaks. Unfortunately, the only way to truly solve the problem is by repiping your home.
Different plumbing materials are rated for different water pressures. So, if your water pressure exceeds what your pipes are rated for, you may end up with ruptures.
Another common cause of burst pipes is a clog that won’t go away. Persistent clogs cause pressure to build up in the pipe, which can weaken joints or cause older plumbing material to fail.
Tree roots are a challenge that many homeowners face because if there’s a tiny leak in your pipe, the tree roots will find the easy water source and work their way into the pipe. Once inside, the root ball grows until the pipe splits.
Burst pipes require immediate repair, so you can always count on Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning for emergency plumbing repairs.