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Leaks in the home’s water system are never fun. Often, homeowners will have a slow leak that goes undetected. Not only can they lead to costly plumbing repairs, they can also lead to water and structural damage. It is important to be aware of common signs you may have a leak. If you do suspect a leak, call the water line repair specialists at John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air. Our team is trained in all the complexities of a home’s water system and equipped to find the source of the leak and perform only the highest quality repairs or new water line installation.
Some of the most common signs of a water leak are not actually active signs of water. Hard water build up around faucets, water shut off valves, or water line connections, are indications there may be a slow leak, or a past leak.
One of the leading causes of water line system leaks is high water pressure. If the home does not have a pressure reducing valve, or water pressure regulator, it could lead to leaks. City water service supplies water, but often it is much higher than the recommended pressure. Excessive water pressure can weaken seals in faucets and toilets, as well as cause friction in underground water lines leading to burst pipes and flood damage. This could lead to the need for a water line replacement.
In San Diego, slab leaks are very common, especially in older homes. Age and water pressure can cause underground pipes to develop pinhole leaks that can go unnoticed until it is a bigger issue.
Our team is able to electronically locate the leak and provide recommendations for direct water service repair or new water line replacement. Often, a reroute of the leaking line can also solve the problem.
Another sure sign of a leak in the home’s plumbing is discoloration on ceilings from upper to lower pipe leaks. This can happen from an upstairs shower, and homeowners may never know. The pipes inside of the walls can leak for long periods, and only when it becomes larger will signs of water appear. Most times, a main water line repair can be made to fix the leak. However, our team will ensure the cause of leaking is addressed to prevent future leaks.
Our team recommends an annual plumbing inspection that will check the water pressure and all visible plumbing systems to ensure homeowners are leak free. While there is little maintenance that can be performed to prevent water leaks, routine inspection can help to identify potential issues before they become larger problems.
If you are experiencing active leaks or suspect a leak, call our expert team for the highest quality water line installation, repair and diagnosis.
We value your time and investment, and know that experiencing active leaks in the home is costly, frustrating, and a cause of stress. Our team is committed to relieving that stress by providing high quality work at fair and up front prices. We will evaluate the problem at hand and design multiple options to suit your needs.
We are dedicated to long term solutions and can recommend repairs, as well as reroutes of the leaking lines and complete repipes when it is the best solution.
After completion of work, our expert plumbers will walk you through the job and take the time to answer any remaining questions; it’s all part of our 5 Star Service Guarantee! Our customer service team will then follow up within 24 hours to make sure you are happy.
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When Should I Search For A Plumber Near Me?A:
John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air recommends scheduling annual plumbing evaluations. Your home is an investment, and it is better to prevent problems before they occur. With an annual inspection, our team can perform an in depth evaluation of all visible plumbing systems to ensure they are in top working condition. However, if you are experiencing high water bills, dripping faucets, no hot water, or gas smells, it is time to call a professional plumber.
Some Common Signs That You Need Plumbing Services
Some residential plumbing issues are easy to spot: active water drips, foul odors, strange sounds from the pipes all indicate something is happening in the system. But, there are more subtle signs that something is going on that requires a specialist. A common plumbing repair in San Diego is slab leaks. Leaks that happen under the foundation of the home. Signs include high water bills, damp floors, warm spots, and sounds of water running when no services are in use.
Common Plumbing Problems
Plumbing can be much more complex than we think. As long as we get hot water from our taps, and everything is working fine, we often don’t think about our plumbing. But, there is a lot going on throughout the home, and it is all connected. Many times, a problem in the toilet is related to the water pressure coming into the home. Some of the most common issues are leaks. Leaks occur when the pipes are older, or plumbing seals are weakened from age and pressure.
Loose faucets, older water heaters, and poorly maintained systems will also lead to problems. If left alone, all of these can lead to burst pipes and major floods in worst case scenarios.
What Are All Of The Components Of A Plumbing System?A:
Plumbing is made up of a complex system connected throughout the home. Residential plumbing services rely on knowledge of uniform plumbing code, extensive math, and engineering. That’s why our team is dedicated to advanced training and education year round. Understanding how pipes are connected, how water and gas comes into the home, and how it is all interconnected is crucial to performing quality and long lasting solutions.
How To Detect A High Water Pressure IssueA:
Excessive water pressure is one of the leading causes of leaks in the home, from minor drips to burst shut off valves. Detecting high water pressure can be done at the main water valve for the home, or at any tap with the proper tools. Our team evaluates water pressure on every service to ensure homeowners do not experience emergency plumbing problems. Often, a homeowner will discover water pressure problems only after a leak has occurred, which is why it is important to have regular plumbing evaluations.
What To Do When Pipes Start Making Weird SoundsA:
Banging, knocking, and hissing pipes all have something to say. Often, it is an indicator of a leak happening somewhere in the system, and they can be linked to high water pressure. When strange sounds are coming from your system, call the experts at John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air.
What are Plumbers and What Do They Do?A:
Plumbers are professionally-trained, skilled people who repair, maintain, and install pipe systems. Water heaters, bathtubs, toilets, drains, showers, and faucets are just a few of the things that plumbers are trained to service. Our John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air plumbers are high-quality, certified professionals who will come to your home to help you with any of your plumbing repair, maintenance, or installation needs.
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