Few things are more disruptive to a smoothly functioning household than a water leak. Leaks cause water damage, toxic mold, elevated water bills and a whole lot of stress. And while a burst pipe can demand immediate attention, a smaller leak can cause massive damage before it’s detected.
If you discover a leak in your home or think something’s amiss, don’t wait. Call Home Choice ASAP to arrange for one of our experts to repair your plumbing leak. If you want to be proactive, ask about our water leak detection systems.
Know the Signs
If a small waterfall suddenly appears under your kitchen sink, it doesn’t take a trained expert to conclude you’ve got a leak. Other times, the signs are far more subtle. Here are some clues to determine if you need to repair a plumbing leak.
- Sounds of dripping water when no appliances are in use
- Water pooling on the floor, especially under sinks and around pipes
- A musty smell in your home
- Sudden changes in your plumbing’s water pressure
- A water ring on a ceiling
- Rust-colored water
- Water bills out-of-line with household’s usage
If your pipes have sprung a leak, take immediate action. Shut off the water to the leak and contact Home Choice right away. Don’t let a small leak become a big headache—and a major expense.
The First Line of Defense
In the past, fixing a leak sometimes involved a lot of educated guesswork. If a leak wasn’t in plain view, plumbers would rely on their past experience and the available clues to theorize where the source could be. Sometimes it worked. Sometimes it kicked off a frustrating search.
Today, the wonders of modern technology offer homeowners added protections. Home Choice installs water leak detection systems capable of instantly alerting homeowners if there’s a leak in the plumbing and even limiting water damage.
Here’s how they work. Our plumbers install sensors throughout your property that monitor your main water supply and other areas of note. If those detectors pick up something amiss—a rise in water pressure or signs of a small leak, for example—they’ll send you an alert on your phone so you can take immediate action. If the water leak detection system picks up something catastrophic like a burst pipe, it can automatically shut off your water supply to prevent a disaster.
These cutting-edge systems are worth every penny. Quickly stopping a major leak in its tracks can save you thousands of dollars in repair bills, and it’s hard to put a price on the peace of mind they afford you. Our most popular water leak detection system is the Flo by Moen, which has earned top grades from consumer groups for its overall price and performance.
Don’t watch your cash drip, drip away
If you discover a leak in your home, don’t wait. Reach out on this website or call our office so one of our highly trained technicians can take care of your home.