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Signs you have a water leak in your home
There are a few common signs we see when there is a leak in your home. Here are a few indicators that you may have a leak. If you have any of the following call TLC for service.
High water bills – An unusually high water bill or a letter from the water authority indicates you probably have a leak. This is the most common call we get from customers who need to have a leak detected in their home.
Hear water running – Whether you hear water running in your walls or hear water in your pipes even when you’re not running water, this usually means you have a water leak somewhere.
Warm spots on floor – A warm spot on the floor usually is a sign that you have a hot water leak underneath the slab. Our leak detection experts can use our equipment to locate the leak so it can be repaired.
Wet spots – If you find wet spots in or outside your home, you likely have a pipe leak or a break somewhere in your plumbing system.
Mold or mildew smells – If you have a moldy or mildew smell and can’t find the source it is time to call TLC to help locate the leak and get it repaired.
Low water pressure – Water leaks are a common source of water pressure issues. If you are experiencing water pressure issues you may have a leak.
How much does leak detection cost?
Leak detection in Albuquerque can vary by how difficult it is to locate the leak. If our plumbers have to use leak detection equipment this can be more costly. However, if you choose to have TLC repair your leak after it has been located we do offer a discount on the leak detection services.
Leak Detection Cost Factors
Some things to consider with leak detection are as follows:
Leak detection and repair – TLC offers a discount on the leak detection services if you choose to have TLC repair the leak. Our plumber will give you up to 3 options to repair the leak once it has been located based on your home, the location of the leak and best way to repair the leak.
Time to detect leaks – Typically leak detection only takes about 2 hours to complete. However, sometimes more difficult leaks can require more time to locate. Our plumbers will always communicate with you if they feel they will exceed the cost proposed to you.
Commercial Leak Detection – Commercial buildings usually require more time to locate leaks and is typically more costly than residential leak detection.
Common Water Leaks in Homes
As a plumbing company, TLC sees all different types of water leaks. Most major leak repairs require leak detection services to locate the source of the leak.
Underground & yard leaks – These are the most common leaks we see in homes. These leaks may not be under the concrete slab but in the yard or patio of a home. Our experts will locate the leak and make the repair. A lot of homeowners may not know they have an underground leak until they get a really high water bill. This may be the only indication they have a leak.
Slab leak – A slab leak is a leak in one of the water lines running below the concrete flooring in your home. There are a few signs that may indicate a slab leak. The most obvious would be a water or damp spots on your floor. Depending on the size of the leak you may feel warm spots on the floor because most slab leaks are hot water line leaks.
Commercial Leak Detection Services
TLC Plumbing also provides leak detection services for commercial properties & businesses. TLC has the equipment and experience to detect these leaks. We offer 24-hour emergency service for residential & commercial leak detection. Schedule an appointment today.
Commercial leak detection prices do vary from residential prices because they typically require more time to locate the leak. This is because commercial plumbing systems are typically larger and more comprehensive than plumbing systems in homes. Call our office for an accurate estimate for leak detection in your business.
Our Leak Detection Process
2) Your TLC plumber will conduct a full diagnosis to locate your leak
Our plumber will arrive and begin to diagnose the leak. TLC’s plumbing expert will complete a full inspection to find the leak in your home.
3) TLC's plumbing expert will utilize leak detection equipment if the leak appears to be underground
If the plumber determines that the leak is underground either inside or outside your home then they will use leak detection equipment to locate the leak within the plumbing system so that it can be repaired.
4) Leak detected and then repair recommendations are made for repair
Once the leak is detected using the sonic leak detection equipment then the plumber will mark the location of the leak and give you up to 3 options for repair based on the home, location of the leak and the best way to repair the leak.
5) Our plumbing experts repair the leak in your home
Once you and our plumbing expert determine the best method for repair our TLC experts will repair the leak in your home.
6) We ensure you're satisfied with our work
TLC offers a 100% Make It Right Guarantee. If you are not satisfied with your water leak detection services and leak repair, give us a call and we will be happy to make it right.
Customer Story in AlbuquerqueTLC locates water leak after customer receives high water bill
Problem: When Albuquerque homeowner Ron T., received a water bill for over $700 he realized he likely had a leak. He called TLC right away to have a plumber come out and locate the leak.
Solution: Jeff came out and used the infrared sonic leak detection equipment and located the leak under the home. Once he pinpointed the leak he gave Ron options for repair. Jeff arranged for one of TLC’s plumbers Jack to come to the home and repair the leak. Jack and his assistant had to cut open the concrete slab under the home to repair the leak. After repairing the leak and cleaning up the area Ron was happy to see that his water bill went back down to $90.
THE CUSTOMER'S TESTIMONIAL
I received a huge water bill ($767.00) and it was apparent that I had a leak…SOMEWHERE! I contacted TLC to come out and see if they could come out and find the leak. First Jeff T. came out and found the leak in short order using some sophisticated infrared and sonic listening devices to pinpoint the leak under the house. He then scheduled Jack C. and his assistant to come out, open up the concrete floor to find the actual leak. I might add that I have wood floors throughout the house and Jeff, Jack and their assistant took great care to protect them from dirt and concrete damage by placing drop cloths from the work area to the front door and beyond. Thank you and cuddos to TLC for your fine service, caring attitude, and your promptness in finding and fixing the underground leak at my home. Now my monthly water bill is back to only $90.
- RON T. | ALBUQUERQUE HOMEOWNER
Leak Detection FAQs
When you have a water leak in your home or get a high water bill you may have a lot of questions. Here are some of the most common frequently asked questions about leak detection.
TLC Leak Detection Service Area
TLC offers 24-hour leak detection services for your plumbing emergency needs. When you have a leak turn to the trusted experts at TLC Plumbing.
- Rio Rancho
- Los Lunas
- East Mountains
- and surrounding areas