Fast Leak Detection and Repair with Moore Home Services

Leak Detection and Repair

A faucet that leaks once every two seconds will waste more than 1000 gallons of water within a year. Leaks are not only expensive, but they cause all sorts of problems at home. They are uncomfortable to look at and uncomfortable to be around. Drippy faucets are an annoyance and having to clean up after pools of water gets frustrating. Leaks are simply an overall inconvenience, which is why fast leak detection and repair are crucial.

Leak detection and repair saves the home from:

  • Water damages
  • Spreading repairs
  • Mold and mildew growth
  • Pipe damage
  • Clogged drains
  • Corrosion
  • Water waste

At Moore Home Services, we proudly serve the families of Northern California with top-tier plumbing. We fix all types of leaks around the home, big and small. You can trust us to do the work necessary to bring you low-cost and high quality leak detection and repair.

To Prevent Damages Caused By Leaks, Call Us Today

While a small leak may not seem like a big deal, all that water adds up. This is especially true if you have multiple leaks or one serious leak. Leaks also cause an assortment of damages in the home. In order to avoid these issues, you need fast leak detection and repair.

When you experience leaks, there is a good chance you are dealing with:

  • Warped wood
  • Stained walls
  • Soggy foundation
  • Mold
  • Bacteria
  • Mildew
  • Insect infestation
  • Burst pipes
  • Cesspools

It may be a bit of an inconvenience to schedule leak detection service, but it is the best course of action. Fortunately at Moore Home Services, we deliver hassle free service that delivers exactly what you need. Our expert plumbers fix leaks so you can save water and keep your home clean.

Know When You Have Slab Leaks To Save Your Home

What are slab leaks? Slab leaks are leaks that occur beneath the concrete foundation of the home. Because they are deep underground, many homeowners do not know that they even have a leak. In most cases, slab leaks happen when underground pipes have corroded and burst.

Typically, there are two different types of slab leaks.

  • Pressure side slab leaks

Pressure side slab leaks are more common to newer homes built within the last 25 years or so. These leaks waste a significant amount of water. If you have this type of leak, you will see a definite increase in the water bill.

  • Drainage side slab leaks

These leaks are more common to older homes and more difficult to detect. In fact, it is very likely that drainage side slab leaks have existed for years without anyone noticing. However, using the right tools, your technician can identify drainage side slab leaks.

Slab leaks can and do cause damage to the foundation of the home. Enough water damage can cause the foundation to go soft, soak the home and cause collapse. In addition, leaks stuck beneath the house breed mold and bacteria. You might experience wet or soggy floors, warped wood, water stains on the walls, termite infestations and a moldy smell.

How can you know if you have slab leaks? If you notice that your house is going soft, check the water meter and your water bill. If you experience any signs of water damage and you have a significant increase in your bill, have a technician investigate for slab leaks.

Fix Drippy Faucets and Leaking Toilets

Leaks from the toilet and faucets around the home are probably the most common type of household leaks. Because we use our toilets, sinks and showers every day, these leaks are also the most bothersome. Why do these leaks happen?

  • Leaks from Faucets, Showers and Tubs

When faucets, showers and tubs leak, the problem typically stems from poor or weathered sealing. These are parts such as gaskets, seat washers, O-rings and cylinders. These parts keep water contained within the pipes and release water only when operated to do so. When these seals slip, break or wear down, leaks occur.

With faucets, showers and tubs, you will encounter one of these four designs:

  • Compression
  • Ball
  • Cartridge
  • Ceramic Discs

Keep in mind that these designs differ in nature and will require different tools and repairs. But, no matter what the leak is, Moore Home Services fixes it. We use genuine tools and replacement parts to complete your leak detection and repair.

  • Leaks from Toilets

If you think your toilet is leaking, just check the water tank. Open up the top lid and gauge the water level. If water is up to the brim, you have a leak. What caused this leak? It may be that the water level is simply set too high. In other cases, the float may not work to shut off the refill valve. It is also possible that the refill valve itself no longer works and needs replacement.

Leak detection and repair restores proper and healthy service from the toilet. It also eliminates that hissing sound that comes from the toilet, makes flushing easier and stops the potential for tank overflow.

Leaks and Spills From Water Heaters

The average water heater contains about 40 to 60 gallons of water. Leaks are bound to happen, especially if water heaters are not used correctly or are in need of maintenance. Fortunately, most leaks for water heaters are not too severe. However, when leaks are left unfixed, you can accrue water damage to the house.

Where do water heaters leak?

  • Inlet and outlet

The inlet and outlet are where the pipes connect to the water heater. If you have drips and leaks from these areas, there is s a good chance that the fittings have simply turned loose and need a routine tightening.

  • Drain valve

If you see water collecting around the drain valve, it is very possible that the washer inside needs replacing.

  • Bottom of the water heater

Water at the bottom of the water heater doesn’t necessarily mean that there is a leak at the bottom. Most of the time, the water has dripped from a leak located higher on the water heater. In this instance, your technician will need to more thoroughly evaluate the system to detect the leak.

  • Pressure relief valve

The pressure relief valve is also referred to as the T&P valve. This is an essential valve that works to release pressure building up inside the water heater when it grows too hot. In order to release pressure, the valve dumps water, which looks like a leak. In this scenario, your technician will evaluate the pressure setting and adjust it to a more appropriate level. This helps avoid overspill.

If and when you think that your water heater is leaking, turn it off. Then, turn off the power supply. Please refrain from servicing the water heater yourself. Wait for a technician for safe service. Call Moore Home Services for leak detection and repair.

Leak Detection and Repair with Moore Home Services

Putting of leak detection and repairs can result in deeper leaks and more severe damages. While most repairs can be a hassle to schedule, Moore Home Services makes it very easy every single day for homeowners. It’s our top goal.

First, we have exceptional customer service representatives to help you easily schedule an appointment at a time convenient for you. Then, we have experienced and professional technicians arrive to your door on time. At Moore Home Services, we believe that what is good for you is good for us. That is why we never push products or services that you do not need.

At Moore Home Services, our plumbers are absolute experts. Most of our plumbers have been with us for over 13 years.

With us, expect:

  • Certified plumbers
  • Experienced technicians
  • High quality tools
  • Genuine replacement parts
  • Friendly service
  • Your total satisfaction.

To book your leak detection and repair with Moore Home Services, please request an appointment. We are happy to work with you.