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Leak Detection in Irmo, SC

Plumbing leaks do more than just cause frustration. If left undetected and not repaired, a plumbing leak can quickly cause thousands of dollars of damage to your home. From water damage to the wood and structure of the home to the mold and mildew that grow when leaks are left, you could be faced with a serious bill. Yet finding leaks is not always easy. That’s why Meetze Plumbing offers leak detection services as part of our comprehensive list of plumbing services. If you suspect you have a slab leak, we also provide slab leak detection and repairs. Using the latest technology, our plumbing team can come to your Columbia home and find your leaks quickly, so you can schedule repairs with a high level of accuracy.

Signs of a Leak in Your Home

One of the reasons leaks are so costly, especially in walls, is that they often go undetected for months and even years. This leads to increased water bills and costly damage, including mold and mildew growth. Since leaks run under floors and in walls, you can’t easily see them. Some signs that may indicate you have a leak include:

  • High water bills – If your water bills are going up without a clear cause, it may be a leak that’s letting water escape.
  • Water meter is running – Turn off all the water in your house. Then, look at your water meter. If it is running even when the water is off, you may have a leak.
  • Mold in surprising places – It’s not uncommon to see mold or mildew in bathrooms that are poorly ventilated, but if you’re seeing it somewhere else, especially without a known water issue, it may indicate a leak behind the wall.
  • Staining or other damage – If the wall, ceiling, or floor shows water damage or staining, and you know nothing caused it, it’s time to look for a leak. A professional plumber can help you detect the leak, if you have one, so you can put a stop to it before you have more damage.

Are you noticing these signs and symptoms? Meetze Plumbing offers leak detection services in Columbia, SC, and the surrounding communities. Call 803-732-3747 or contact us online for more information and learn how you can stop that leaking pipe from doing further damage.

How Can a Plumber Find a Leaky Pipe?

If you suspect that you have a leak, the first call you need to make is to a plumber. Leak detection services use dedicated technology, such as tracer gases or electromagnets, to find and detect leaks without overly invasive measures. This protects your home while ensuring the plumber is able to accurately find the location of the leak to more effectively repair it. With the right tools, finding the leak takes very little time, and you can have the confidence that it has been properly located and addressed.

For suspected leaks, don’t try to go it alone. Call Meetze Plumbing to schedule leak detection services in Columbia, SC.

Choose Meetze Plumbing for Leak Detection Services in Columbia

Meetze Plumbing technicians smiling greeting homeowner at front doorMeetze Plumbing has provided plumbing services, including leak detection, for nearly four decades. Our award-winning services handle all types of plumbing issues, including helping you detect a leak in a wall or under your flooring.

Schedule your leak detection appointment now by calling our Columbia, SC, plumbing pros at 803-732-3747. You can also fill in our online consultation form for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions About Leak Detection in Columbia, SC

At Meetze Plumbing, our local plumbers take plumbing leaks seriously. We understand that an undetected, undiagnosed, or unrepaired plumbing pipe can represent huge amounts of stress and cost to homeowners, which is why we’re happy to answer any questions you may have so that you can get the quality plumbing service you deserve.

There are many potential causes for pipe and plumbing leaks, from negligence on the part of either your contractor or the homeowner to simple age, wear, or sudden force and catastrophe. The most common cause of a leak is just age and wear — PVC piping lasts for around two to three decades and then begins to degrade. Other materials have a similar life span, with the exception of modern PEX, which is longer on average.

Your typical plumbing leak can be caused by:

  • Wear and tear due to age
  • Sudden trauma to pipes caused by water pressure or outside force
  • A buildup of corrosion, mineral deposits, or rust
  • Tree root intrusions
  • Frozen or burst pipes

Leaving a leak alone is the absolute worst thing you can do, even though we know calling for service can be a stressor all on its own. Even after a short amount of time, the leak can lead to a serious mold infestation, which threatens the health of your family. Over time, the leak will also damage the structure of your home — floors, foundations, ceiling, and walls. And eventually, a leak will damage your home plumbing even further, leading to more expensive repairs or eventually replacements.

Of course! Once a leak has been detected, located, and assessed, we’re proud to be able to provide our clients with comprehensive pipe leak repair services. We also offer plumbing pipe replacement, as well as total repiping services. Which service you need will depend on both the issue in question and its severity.