Was last month’s water bill higher than usual? Is your toilet constantly running? Are your floors warmer than usual? Maybe you’ve noticed puddles of water around the perimeter of your house lately, with no sign of a source?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, you likely have a leak in your home’s piping. Fortunately for the Tracy area and beyond, Simpson Plumbing excels in fast and dependable leak detection.

Travis, one of our leak detection experts, is fixing a bathroom sink

Water Leak Detection Services

Leaky pipes in your home or commercial building can cause serious damage and expensive repairs the longer they go undetected. No matter its size or location, a water leak in your plumbing system should be addressed immediately. What can start as a minor water leak will soon start to negatively impact other parts of your property.

Mold and mildew growth, wet spots forming within the walls and ceiling, rotten wood framing, low water pressure, high water bills, cracked concrete, flooding, wet carpeting, and puddles forming both inside and outside of your property are just some of the consequences of a water leak that goes unnoticed.

Fortunately, all of this can be avoided entirely with routine maintenance and plumbing system inspections. Simpson Plumbing has a team of licensed and insured plumbing professionals who are fully trained and equipped to provide water leak detection and repair services.

3 Different Types of Leaks

Over time, leaks beneath your house can cause major water damage to its structure, so it’s best to speak with a leak detection specialist as soon as you suspect trouble.

Jack found a slab leak and he's fixing it

Slab leak detection:

Our plumbing technicians are trained to use a range of specialized equipment to locate and repair any leaks your home may be facing.
Our equipment pinpoints precisely where the leak is coming from, making it much easier for us to excavate and replace the corroded pipeline.

If left unchecked, however, slab leaks will erode your foundation. Lifting and replacing your home’s foundation will end up costing you ten times the amount of money and time you would have spent otherwise.

Sewer leak detection:

With the word ‘sewer’ in the name, one would think that a leak like this would be evident by the smell.
Unfortunately, this is not the case. Sewer water is not always discolored and can easily be misdiagnosed as a leak in your home’s water supply line. A leak in your main sewer line can be a hazard to both your property and the health of your family.

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Matt is fixing a bathroom sink leak

Plumbing leak detection:

Plumbing leaks are more common than the latter two and are usually found around the kitchen sink, bathroom vanity, underneath your bathtub, or anywhere that water lines run in your home.
When the source cannot be found easily, our technicians will typically use a special dye to trace the leaks back to its source. Depending on the location, number, and size of the leaks, this procedure can take a few minutes or several hours.

Since finding the source of your leak is what is most important to us, we promise to spend as much time as it takes to find and fix it right the first time.

How to Tell If You Have A Water Leak

Not all leaks are created equal. Many water leaks are actually found behind walls, below the flooring, or in the ceiling. If your leak is coming from a loose faucet or old water heater, you should consider yourself lucky.

Leaks that are hidden are much more likely to go unnoticed, which will lead to higher damages and more expensive repairs down the road.

We strongly recommend calling our team of professional technicians if you notice any of the following signs of a water leak:

  • Sound of dripping or running water
  • Unusual drain or pipe noises
  • Low water pressure
  • Unexplainable water meter increases
  • Moist or rotting wood
  • Mold or mildew odors
  • Unusually high water bills
  • Wet spots or droops in the ceiling
  • Pools of water forming on property
  • Flooding in the basement or near the sump pump
  • Warped wood flooring or wet spots in carpeting
  • Out of the ordinary soil erosion

Need help locating the source of a leak? Contact the leak detection experts at Simpson Plumbing today. We serve Tracy, CA, and nearby cities, including Mountain House, Lathrop, Manteca, Discovery Bay, and more!

Our Process For Fixing Plumbing Leaks

Home and business owners alike are often surprised at how efficiently and effectively our pros can locate and repair a pipe leak on your property. Our team of technicians has years of experience detecting and diagnosing leaks and has been trained to employ the least intrusive, but most effective techniques to successfully repair or replace leaky pipes.

All of our seasoned technicians arrive in a service van filled with state-of-the-art leak detection equipment to locate the source of your water leaks as quickly and non-invasively as possible. We have both thermal imaging and infrared camera technology as well as pressure testing and pipe isolation equipment at our disposal, making our camera inspection and leak detection process easier than ever.

Once the leak is located, our technicians offer a variety of repair options based on your budget and the severity of your leak. Once we’ve completed our work, we’ll make sure to clean up after ourselves and check-in with you, to make sure you’re satisfied with our work.

So, when you need a leak detection service in Tracy or the surrounding area, remember that you can always count on Simpson Plumbing for high-quality, professional results.

Detecting a Gas Leak

Gas leaks in and around your house are incredibly dangerous and should be repaired as soon as possible.

Not only is natural gas is extremely flammable, but it’s also almost impossible to detect without the right equipment.

Additionally, since natural gas weighs less than air, the leaked gas will flow towards your ceiling, displacing oxygen throughout your home.

This gaseous build up will either ignite or cause asphyxiation if it isn’t released.

How Do you Know You Have a Gas Leak?

A sudden spike in your gas bill is one surefire sign that there’s a gas leak in your home. The stench of rotting eggs and/or whistling sounds near your furnace, stove, or water heater are other major signs of a potential gas leak.

Awareness is key: constant exposure to natural gas can have adverse effects on your health.

Is Your Gas Leak Noticeable?

Even though natural gas sometimes contains sulphur, small gas leak can still be extremely hard to detect. Combined with all the other smells in your home, it’s virtually impossible to pick out the smell of natural gas leaks.

A gas line leak in a small, rarely used space like an attic or basement is easy to miss. That gives you one more reason to regularly schedule preventative maintenance appointments with your local plumbing company.

Diagnosing a Gas Leak

The quickest way to check for a gas leak in your home is to call a professional plumber with the equipment necessary for the job.
Our team offers gas leak detection in Tracy and surrounding cities, as well as gas line repair services.

Do You Need to Call A Plumber for a Leak Detection?

Trying to find your own leaks may sound like a good idea initially, but understand that the true source of a leak is often impossible to find without the proper tools and training.

If you choose to hire someone without the background knowledge and equipment to successfully repair your leak, there’s a good chance you’ll end up doing more harm than good, putting your home, plumbing system, and even yourself at risk.

Leaks in your home’s gas line are extremely dangerous and require professional assistance.

For professional plumbing repairs and leak detection in Tracy, contact Simpson Plumbing for anything and everything.

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