Water Leak Detection and Repair

Why CJ Plumbing & Heating

Having been in the industry for over two decades, we have served a diverse set of clientele and network of users. Our plumbers are dedicated to customer satisfaction and deliver top services.

Water Leak Detection Services

Water leaks are the most common problem faced by the residents of the greater Chicago area. The cold harsh weather results in the freezing of water pipes and eventually leads to leaks. To make it even worse, most leaks that occur are either in the pipe inside the wall or underneath the concrete and detecting these leaks becomes a greater challenge than actually fixing them. Due to the delay in detecting a hidden water leak, they cause extensive damage over time which can cost you a lot.

Signs you have a hidden water leak

While Detecting a hidden water leak is no rocket science, it still requires an attention to detail. Look out for the following signs that indicate the possibility of a hidden water leak

  1. Higher water bills even though you use it normally.
  2. If you see water in strange places and you can’t identify its source.
  3. You are able to hear the sound of water dripping or running but are not able to see.
  4. Low water pressure in a tap or faucet.
  5. When you can locate soft spots in your walls
  6. If you see mould or mildew developing in your home.
  7. Spongy floors can be the indicator of water leakage beneath them.
  8. The water meter is running even if you are not using water at all.

Consequences of prolonged water leakage

The dire consequences that follow an unattended hidden water leakage include significant hazards and health hazards. Prolonged water leakage will result in the absorption of water into your walls or floors. This eventually leads to wrapping or swelling of the walls, floors, or the ceiling which weakens their strength and can result in devastating outcomes. Other effects on the walls are discoloration and streaks. From the perspective of your health, water leakage is often followed by the growth of mold which leads to an unhygienic environment. This mold can cause considerable health issues to the residents. The water leakage also corrodes the metal used as the building material and weakens the strength. As a result of dampness by this water, electric fittings are vulnerable to faster deterioration. Timber decay is another common outcome and therefore the expensive furniture is also affected gravely by the water leakage.

Leak detection methods

Gone are the days when you needed major excavation to locate any hidden leaks. With modern innovation and technological advancements, leaks can be detected without causing any harm to your property or pipes. At CJ Plumbing & Heating, we incorporate the latest equipment for detecting the leaks in your house. Our highly skilled plumbers are equipped with best-in-class tools. For instance, our leak detection services include the use of infrared technology which requires absolutely no excavation. To identify the leaks that are hidden behind the walls or underneath your floors, we can also use thermal imaging. We also use an electromagnetic pipeline locator wherever necessary. This is one of the safest ways of identifying the water leak without causing any damage to your property. All of these tools and techniques require high expertise possessed by the plumbers at CJ Plumbing & Heating.

Steps for solving the problem

If you observe any signs of a hidden water leak in your house, call CJ Plumbing & Heating to get instant service. Our licensed plumber will visit your place with state-of-the-art inspection tools. Initially, he will confirm if there is a leak or not. If a leak is suspected, he will use infrared technology to identify the source of the leak. Unlike other services, we don’t do hit and trial causing extensive damage to your properties but, we use sustainable methodologies to identify the exact location of the leak. Once it is identified, our plumbers are equipped with advanced tools and are highly skilled at using them to fix the leaks. Shutting off the main supply and performing the suitable operations, they fix your leaks in no time. The whole process is followed by thorough testing and complete inspection for other potential leaks near the previous one.

CJ Plumbing & Heating is a group of professional, highly skilled plumbers in the greater Chicago area. Our focus on quality allows us to promise the optimum services to our customers. In addition to the superior quality, we provide the fastest service at the lowest rate. We inculcate the use of advanced tools and techniques to deliver the best results at minimal collateral damage.

Frequently Asked Questions

The swelling in the wall indicates that it has been absorbing large amounts of water which means that there is a hidden water leak behind your wall.
A hidden leak results in high water bills, low water pressure, and most importantly, it causes swelling in the walls which compromises the structural strength of your house. Therefore, you should get an inspection to locate any hidden water leaks.

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