Detection of Water Leaks & Pipe Repair
Water leaks in your home can be a real headache. Thankfully, help is only a call away. Whether you have a cracked water pipe or fitting, a pinhole leak, leaking water heater, frozen pipes or dripping faucet, Maeser can fix all your water leaks with pipe repair, FAST.
There are 3 causes of frozen pipes: poor insulation, a quick drop in temperature and the thermostat is set too low. Be aware that any time temperatures dip to 32 degrees, unprotected pipes are vulnerable to freezing, especially when you factor in the wind chill.
Here are 5 tips that can prevent your pipes from freezing:
Tip 1: Have your pipes in attics, crawl spaces and outside walls Insulated.
Tip 2: When the weather is freezing, leave kitchen or bathroom cabinets doors open to allow the warm air to protect the pipes, if the pipes are located on an outside wall.
Tip 3: Allow a stream of water to flow from the faucet through pipes that are vulnerable to freezing.
Tip 4: When the temperature is below freezing, keep thermostats at the same temperature at night as during the day.
Tip 5: Every responsible person in the household should know where the main cut-off valve is located in your home. Tag it.
If you turn on your faucet and the water doesn’t flow, the water in your pipes may already be frozen. You may be able to thaw out your pipe with a hair dryer, however for safety purposes, call Maeser.
Another suggestion is to be careful when turning your outside spigots on in the Spring. It is possible your pipes may have been damaged and there were no outward signs during the bitter cold. If water doesn’t flow out of your spigots, this may reveal pipe damage. Again, know the location of your main water cut-off valve.
Water service and water line leaks
If you notice an unexplained increase in your water bill or a drop in water pressure you may have water service leak. Maeser plumbers are experienced in diagnosing water line problems and making water service repairs.
Water pipe leaks
Obvious leaks in your plumbing make a visual impact to walls and ceilings, but pinhole leaks in copper piping are so tiny that the leak can go undetected for months, even years. The longer a leak goes on, the more damage it can cause to your home. Maeser plumbing technicians can make fast repairs and offer solutions on eliminating future pinhole leak problems.
Leaking water heaters
Water heaters can leak water for many reasons, ranging from faulty temperature and pressure relief valves, excessive pressure, to overheating and corrosion. Maeser can quickly diagnose the problem and recommend the best solution to fix all your water heater problems.
Leaking faucets and shower heads
Just one leaking faucet in your home can waste over 2,000 gallons of water per year… That’s a month worth of showers! Maeser can repair all kinds of faucet and shower leaks, including ball, disk, cartridge and compression style faucets.
Repairing a leaking toilet can save up to 5,200 gallons per year. We can repair any brand of toilet including Gerber, Mansfield, American Standard, Kohler, and Toto. Our professional plumbing technicians can offer you repair and replacement options including water saving solutions.
What to do when you have a water leak
There are a few tips that you can follow to help prevent costly damage to your home until Maeser arrives to permanently fix the leaking pipe.
First, locate your main water valve and turn off the flow of water. The main water valve is often located near the meter where your water line enters the home, and can be inside or outside the house, in the basement or crawl space.
Next, inspect the leaking pipe and note the material of the pipe. Is it copper or PVC? Note the diameter of the pipe and whether the pipe and/or fitting is leaking. Your Maeser service specialist can use this information to help quickly repair your leak.
Remember, never try to perform major repairs or replacements yourself if you aren’t experienced in plumbing line repair, as even small mistakes can lead to costly damage to your home.
Home gas leaks
Natural gas and propane are very dangerous substances that should not be worked with unless you are a trained professional, no matter how small the repair.
Pinhole leaks in copper pipes can be a major problem for a home owner. Sometimes the most effective way to deal with this plumbing problem is to install an entirely new piping system. To install the new piping system old pipe will be removed and replaced with new piping. Often to reduce the destruction of the home old pipe may be abandoned and new pipe rerouted. Re piping your home can include removal or abandonment of old pipe and installation of new pipe. The process may seem daunting, but with a trusted Maeser expert at your side, you can get the job done efficiently and be guaranteed a successful outcome.
If re piping is something you are interested in learning more about, book online or give us a call. Maeser is happy to give you extensive information about the benefits of this process!
If you suspect there is a gas leak in your home, evacuate your family immediately and call your gas company for assistance.
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