Las Vegas Water Leak Detection | Blue Apple Electric
Blue Apple has a team of plumbers offering professional water leak detection services to Las Vegas residents. If you spot any of the following signs of a water leak, you may need professional plumbing repair.
Signs of a Water Leak A water leak can cause the following signs in and around the home:
Wall or paint discoloration This could be caused by water leaking from behind the drywall and soaking through the interior wall. Water stains on ceilings and walls typically appear yellowish or brownish in color.
Bubbling paint or bulging wallpaper A water leak can make the wallboard wet and prevent the paint or wallpaper from adhering to the wall. In some cases, there may be a bulge in the wallboard, indicating extensive water damage and requiring the wallboard to be replaced.
A dripping sound Though most leaks are quiet or silent, some can be heard. This sound can be a good clue as to the leak’s location.
Green patches of grass If a part of the lawn is much greener or seems to grow much faster than the rest of the grass, then there could be a leaking water line. Serious leaks could cause puddles on the lawn.
Water meter test To find out if your home has a leak, you could do a water meter test. The water meter may be located on the side or back of the house, near the spot where the water supply line enters the house. Take these steps to find out if you have a water leak in the home:
1. Make sure all faucets in the home in the water are turned to the “off” position.
2. Turn off the washing machine and dishwasher.
3. Check the water meter and write down the numbers you see. Check the numbers again in an hour. If the numbers have changed, then you have a leak in the home.
Identifying Water Leaks If there aren’t any puddles around fixtures or appliances, check the toilet. It’s a prime spot for interior leaking and may need to be repaired. The toilet’s flapper (which is the rubber stopper that prevents water from entering the bowl until the toilet has been flush) can become brittle over time and allow water to trickle from the tank into the bowl.
To see if you have a leak in the toilet, put a few drops of food coloring in the tank of every toilet in the house. If a toilet tank is leaking, you will see color in the bowl within five minutes. Call Blue Apple to schedule professional plumbing repair for a leaking toilet.
Some plumbing fixtures and pipes are more prone to develop water leaks than others. An older water heater, for example, can develop pinholes due to corrosion inside the tank. Water pipes that travel to exterior water faucets, on the other hand, can freeze and burst during cold winters.