Leak Detection & Repairs in Naples, FL
Got a Leak? Let Aztec Plumbing & Drains Help You Find It!
A plumbing leak can waste hundreds or even thousands of gallons of water per year. They can also cause all sorts of damage to your home, including drywall damage, structural rot, mold and mildew growth, and even foundation issues like blowing, sinking, or settling. To make matters more difficult, you may not even be aware that you have a leak in your home, which means it could be dealing tremendous damage while you’re powerless to stop it.
Here are a few clues that you may have a leak in your plumbing:
- Unexplained puddles of water on the floor
- Wet or soggy spots under carpet or wood flooring
- Unexplained warm spots on your floor
- Significantly elevated water bills
If you suspect you may have a water leak in your home, it’s extremely important that you do what you can to confirm its existence and locate it so you can get it repaired as soon as possible. The skilled Naples leak detection experts at Aztec Plumbing & Drains have both the experience and the tools to quickly and accurately locate leaks in your plumbing, wherever they may be hiding.
We understand how important it is to get a precise and accurate result in your leak detection services, and we do our best to work quickly and get an answer for you as well as develop a plan for the best possible leak repair strategy. When you demand the best, don’t settle for anything less, especially when it comes to your home.
Call Aztec Plumbing & Drains at (239) 232-2012 and let us test your plumbing for leaks today.
How Our Plumbers in Naples Check for Leaks
Detecting a leak depends entirely where we suspect it might be located. If we can find symptoms of a leak in one particular area, such as in a wall in your bathroom, or in the floor in one particular spot, we can make an educated guess on where it might be and what kind of detection method is the best for confirming our hypothesis. Leaks in sewer lines can often be confirmed using a camera inspection—cracks and other signs of damage may be visible to the naked eye and picked up by our sensitive plumbing line cameras.
Leaks in water lines, including hot water lines, may require a more comprehensive test, including an air pressure test, to locate the leak precisely. Air pressure tests involve draining your lines of water and then forcing pressurized air into the lines, then listening with a specialized device for the sound of air leaking out of your plumbing line. This is more time consuming, but can yield a much more accurate result with even the smallest of leaks.
How to Tell If Your Toilet is Leaking
Suspect you have a leak, but not sure where to begin? You’re not alone. Toilet leaks are one of the most common plumbing issues a homeowner might face and in the interest of saving water and money, this type of leak should be addressed right away. See below to find out how you can tell if your toilet is leaking without even getting your hands dirty!
- The Food Coloring Method
Chances are, you probably have food coloring somewhere in the kitchen. And even if you don’t, you can purchase some at the local food store for cents on the dollar. This household staple is a wonderful way to test for a leak in the toilet. How? All you need to do is squeeze a few drops of food coloring into the toilet tank. Wait 15 minutes or so and then take a peek into the bowl. If you see dye in the water, you’ve got a leak!
- The Auditory Method
Another surefire way to tell if your toilet is leaking is to simply use your own ears. Sure, the toilet will make lots of noise each time you flush it, but if it’s making similar noises when it’s not being used, there’s a good chance you’ve got a leak. Keep an ear out for the sounds of running water coming from the toilet well after the last time it was flushed. If it’s making noise, call in a plumber right away!
- The Visual Method
This one may sound like the most obvious of the three, but oftentimes this sign goes unnoticed. It’s quite common for bathroom floors to take on some water - whether it be from splashing out of the sink, or puddling from getting out of the shower. However, if you notice standing water around the base of the toilet, this is a key indicator that something is wrong. It could be due to a crack in the bowl itself, or a faulty seal where the base meets the floor. Either way, you’re going to want to call in a professional.
Got a leak? Let us help you find it! Contact Aztec Plumbing & Drains now.