Reading Leak Detection & Repair
Do You Suspect a Leak? We Can Help!
A leak in your plumbing system will not only cause you worry but can also do damage to your home or businesses structure. Here at Essig Plumbing & Heating, we have over 80 years of plumbing experience and we have seen many leaks. A leak is most often caused by aging pipes but can also be due to poor installation, tree root infiltration, and the use of caustic drain cleaning chemicals.
There are several signs to look for when determining if you have a leak present in your plumbing:
- Weak ground
- Water spots
- Puddles on the floor or at the base of walls
- Visible water dripping
- Puddles in the yard
- Water spray
How Are Leaks Located?
Leaks can be tricky to find because some leaks can be as small as a pinpoint, but under pressure, those small leaks can still lead to significant damage. In years past, plumbers only had one way of determining the location of leaks in piping that was obscured by foundations and landscaping, digging through the obstruction and visually inspecting the pipes. With advances in technology, Essig Plumbing & Heating is now able to see inside your pipes without excavation.
When we arrive at your home, we will:
- Assess the area where the signs of the leak are present
- Insert a small camera into the pipes
- Use video equipment to move through the pipes
- Inspect the inside pipe wills to locate the leak
- Present a detailed quote with upfront pricing
Leak detection helps protect the integrity of your property while locating the leak quickly and efficiently.
How Are Leaks Repaired?
When we use the video inspection equipment, we are able to pinpoint the exact area of your leak. With a detailed location, we will typically only need to cut into walls, floors, and landscaping in the location of the leak. For minor leaks, we are usually able to replace a small length of pipe to remove the damaged piping. In pipes that have several large leaks or excessive damage, a whole home pipe replacement may be required.
Leaks can occur at any time. Fortunately, we are here 6 days a week. Do not allow leaks to do expensive damage to your home!
Call Essig Plumbing & Heating today at (610) 557-3302 or submit an online contact form to schedule accurate leak detection in Reading and the surrounding areas throughout Berks and Lehigh Counties.
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