Water Pipe Leaks
A seemingly small leak can waste a lot of water, money and potentially damage your home and property. Water pipes can leak due to a variety of reasons. Some of the reasons are as simple as temperature change. If pipes are exposed and not insulated they are vulnerable to heat and cold, as well as quick temperature changes. When that happens, the pipe can crack or burst and cause a leak. During the winter weather months some pipes may freeze causing them to contract. When water comes through, the pipe expands and forms a crevice, which then can turn into a crack later on. Other reasons include: clogged pipes, roots growing in the pipe, corrosion, ground settling or shifting and there are many more. All of these can damage the pipe from the inside out and from the outside in.
Listening to your water pipes is the best way to recognize if there’s a leak or not. And doing so may prevent dealing with bigger issues later! If you hear a rumbling noise or a woosh sound, that may be indicative of a leak. Air gaps from the leaks can create a number of sounds. We also recommend that you keep an eye on your water bill and check on your meter periodically. If you see a spike in your bill, or see that your meter is spinning with the water shut off, that is a signal that water is leaking out. Or, maybe you’re already acquainted with the leak and need a plumber, fast. Well, Simpson Plumbing is ready to send out experienced technicians your way, with equipment to find exactly where it is and take care of the problem.
Slab Leak Repair
While the phrase “home slab leak” may not be well-known to people outside the plumbing industry, it’s a problem that is all too common. If you see signs of water leaks, such as discoloration in the floor or walls, or your water bill is higher than you think it should be, you may be dealing with this exact problem. Don’t delay, or you may be dealing a much more costly structural problem if water is allowed to continue its destructive ways!
Slab leaks most often occur when leaks form in the water pipes under your home’s foundation or when leaks form in the actual concrete slab the home is resting on. You can also learn more about how they happen here. Simpson Plumbing has the experience you need to offer the right approach for your slab repair needs. While it is uncommon, we can also do a slab replacement when it has been damaged beyond repair.
Hose Bib Leaks
Hose bibs (hose/water spigot): the things you forget about during the winter and remember come spring and summer. These control the outflow of water to your outdoor water hose. Hose bibs serve many important purposes for keeping gardens and yards watered, cars washed, pools filled and children able to fill up their summer toys or balloons. While hose bib leaks are usually small, they waste a large amount of water and can cause damage to the foundation of your home if leaking. Depending on the location, they can also cause interior water damage. So it’s important that if you find your hose bib leaking, you get it taken care of! We are always glad to help and have frost free hose bibs available to prevent them from freezing in the winter.
How to check for leaky hose bib:
- Place your thumb over the hose bib opening (called the spigot).
- Turn on the water.
- The level of water pressure is a good way to measure if you could have a leak. If you can’t hold back the water, then it’s working just fine. However, if the water pressure is low, this could be a sign of a leak.