High water bill? Low water pressure? Hear water running, when nothing is on in the house? Wet or warm location on your flooring? Water marks on walls or ceiling? All of these are signs of a possible leak.
High Water Bill
Trying to identify if you have a leak in your home can be done in a few simple steps. Check out our blog on this topic.
If you hear water running in the wall, check the surrounding areas and drywall to see if anything is wet. If you find wetness on the drywall or carpet/flooring, give us a call!
Wet or Warm Location On Your Flooring
This could be the sign of a slab leak. A slab leak is when the pipes that run under the foundation of your home (when it was originally built) develop a leak and the water seeps through the concrete and finished flooring, to show itself. Sometimes the leak will appear to be in one place, but it’s really 10 feet away. If we are not 100% sure where the leak is coming from, we will suggest having a leak location company come out to detect and mark where the leak could be and make a plan for repair afterward.
Water Marks On Walls or Ceiling
No rain for days, weeks, months,(this is AZ after all!) but there is a new water mark on the wall or ceiling. Is there plumbing running in the wall? Do you have a 2 story home and there is a water mark right below the 2nd-floor bathroom? This could be the sign of either a leak in a water pipe or a failing drainpipe or connection. Contact Instant Plumbing and Rooter to take a look at what may be causing the water marks that have appeared.
In the examples above, we can repair the leaking pipes or in the case of a slab leak, a pipe reroute may be necessary. Our licensed technicians will take a look and go over the options available to make the repair.
If leak detection is needed, we recommend reaching out to Precision Locating at 602-957-1846.
If your home was built in the Late 70’s to Mid 90’s, your home may be piped with Polybutylene
If the pipes in your home are gray plastic tubing, this is Polybutylene. Polybutylene is prone to cracking or splitting due to the dry desert climate. Since 1996 Polybutylene piping has been banned for rupturing and causing property damage. There were multiple class-action lawsuits filed, but this has since expired. If your home is piped with Polybutylene contact us for pricing on a complete home repipe.