Ocala Leak Detection
Precise Water Leak Detection Services Available in Ocala
Service Plumbing is dedicated to providing top-notch leak detection services to customers in Ocala and beyond. Our experienced professional plumbers use the latest in plumbing technology and techniques to accurately identify where leaks exist without damaging walls or other areas of your house. We can even detect small and hard-to-find leaks that can be difficult to locate with traditional methods.
Whether the source of the leak is your pipes, your fixtures, or your sewer line, we use moisture meters, acoustic detectors, infrared cameras, and other state-of-the-art technology to pinpoint the source of a leak quickly and accurately. Our team of experienced experts takes pride in offering fast effective solutions that help you save time and money.
What Causes Water Leaks?
Water leaks in your plumbing system can have a variety of causes, including corrosion, aging pipes, pipe blockages and clogs, damaged seals or gaskets, improperly installed pipes or fixtures, ground movement, and water pressure that is too high.
Corrosion can occur in different metals depending on the conditions surrounding them such as the presence of electrolytes like saltwater. Aging pipes can deteriorate from the inside out due to age-related wear and tear. Pipe blockages and clogs can occur due to mineral deposits or other debris that accumulate over time. Damaged seals or gaskets can cause water to leak when the seal is not properly fitted or has been worn away. Improperly installed fixtures may be installed without enough support or with inadequate seals that lead to leaks. Ground movement (such as earthquakes) can cause pipes to become loose potentially leading to slab leaks or burst pipes. Finally, excessive water pressure within the pipe system will eventually cause it to burst if not addressed quickly.
If your plumbing has sprung a leak, the team at Service Plumbing can find it. Call our office in Ocala at (352) 525-2255 today to request service!
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Signs of a Potential Water Leak
- A Decrease in Water Pressure: If you notice your taps and showerheads don't produce as much water as they normally do, this could be a sign of a plumbing leak.
- Discolored or Damp Walls and/or Ceilings: If you see areas on the walls or ceiling that appear to be discolored, wet or even bulging, then it could indicate a plumbing issue such as a leak.
- Unusual Sounds Coming from Your Pipes: If you hear dripping noises from within the walls, then it could suggest there is a slow-moving pipe leak.
- A Constant Need to Refill Your Toilet Tank: If your toilet tank needs to be refilled on a regular basis with fresh water, then this is another potential indication of a plumbing leak.
- Musty Odors Coming from Under Your Sink: Foul-smelling odors can indicate that somewhere in your plumbing system there is an untreated water leak.
- High Utility Bills: If your water bill seems unusually high for no apparent reason, it could point to an undetected hidden water leak.
If you suspect that your plumbing system may be leaking, don’t wait – call Service Plumbing at (352) 525-2255.
Service Plumbing set aside some time for us to come out and check out our leak so we didn’t go without water. The technicians that came out went over and above what I asked them to fix.- Biff D.
Couldn't be more pleased, from initial call with Leslie to completion.- Sunny M.
Anthony showed up and not only fixed my sink but took the time to explain what was wrong with it and made sure to let me know the precautions I could take to avoid it happening in the future. He was very polite, nice, and thorough.- Jessie W.
They were true craftsmen in completing their tasks. The job was well done and they were spotless in their cleanup.- Rick S.
It is very important to know you can let people in your house and trust them to do a good job and be professional. I would recommend Service Plumbing without a doubt.- Brady A.
We will recommend him and Service Plumbing to all our friends.- Mary D.
Service Plumbing Inc should change its name to Outstanding Service Plumbing! Holly went above and beyond to arrange for a plumber to expediently come to my home.- Shelia O.
Russell and Travis did an excellent job of changing the plumbing for our new dishwasher, and installing a new garbage disposal, sink, and faucet.- Jean M.
Can I repipe my home myself?While it is possible to repipe a home yourself, it is not recommended, as it can be a difficult and dangerous process. Repiping a home requires working with water and pipes, which can easily lead to accidents if not done correctly. It is best to leave this job to the professionals.
What should I do if my water pressure is low?If your water pressure is low, you may need to call a plumber to have your water pressure checked. Low water pressure can be caused by a variety of factors, such as a clogged water filter or a leaky faucet. It's important to address low water pressure as soon as possible, as it can lead to water waste and increased energy costs.
How often should I clean my drains?It is recommended that you clean your drains every six months. However, if water is backing up into the tub, sink, or toilet in your home when you flush it, then you need to call a plumber right away to clean the drain. If water backs up into your sink then it's probably coming from your shower and vice versa. Cleaning out the lines will prevent water from backing up into your home.
What is the best way to clear a clogged grease drain?
There are a few effective ways to clear a grease-clogged drain.
- Use boiling water and dish soap to break up grease buildup.
- Pour water mixed with baking soda into the drain, then pour vinegar on top of it to get a chemical reaction that breaks down grease.
- Drain cleaners can also remove water buildup and hard water scale.
- Plumbers recommend using a water-powered mechanical drain cleaner to clear clogs altogether. These machines are easy to use and clear away any type of clog quickly.
For a badly clogged drain, you may need to hire a professional plumber that can clear out the drain with special equipment.
What are the different water heater sizes?
Water heaters come in a variety of sizes, and the size you need depends on how much water your household uses. Here are some general water heater size guidelines:
- If you use less than 40 gallons of water per day, a 40- or 50-gallon water heater will be large enough.
- If you use between 40 and 80 gallons of water per day, a water heater with a capacity of 60 or 80 gallons will probably be required.
- If you use over 80 gallons of water per day, an 85-gallon water heater should provide an adequate supply.
Note that these are general guidelines only; how much water your household actually uses may vary. To be sure you have the right water heater size, consult with a plumbing professional.