If you have noticed a water leak around your home and turned a blind eye, wishing it away, there’s a hard truth you need to hear: Leaks don’t just fix themselves. Leaving a leak to its own devices only means that it will continue to worsen, causing water damage to your home, along with the chance of wood rot, mould, and even structural damage. Thankfully, there’s a way to prevent most of this from occurring–just call us for leak detection in Calgary!

We offer thorough Calgary leak detection services that correctly identify all possible leaks on any property. Using a multi-pronged approach to finding leaks, we utilize a variety of methods and technology to ensure all issues are addressed. We're the Calgary plumber you can trust for fast, effective plumbing solutions.

Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Calgary is the city's first-choice plumber for a reason. Keep reading to find out more about our leak detection in Calgary and how our services set us apart from the crowd.

About Our Calgary Leak Detection Service

Whether your plumbing system is giving you warning signs or you would like to make sure your home does not have any leaks, opting for leak detection in Calgary is always a good idea. Neglecting water leak detection in Calgary has serious consequences, so at first sight of water spots, pools of water, or rising water bills, you should get in touch with our Calgary plumbers right away. When you book your service, we'll arrive on time, in uniform, ready to get to work. Here's a rundown of what you can expect during our comprehensive service.

Our Process for Leak Detection in Calgary

Often, just one type of equipment isn't enough to locate leaks and determine their cause. It's important to understand where leaks are coming from and what's causing them because the follow-up to a Calgary leak detection service is pipe repair or replacement, depending on the type of damage we find. We'll use the following types of technology to find leaks around your property:

Video Camera Inspection

The first step of many of our services is using a specialized video camera to look inside your pipes. While this isn't enough to detect leaks alone, it can help us pinpoint the location of where they may be situated based on the damage we find inside. If your pipe has completely collapsed, we will see that on the footage; however, if it has a hairline crack, that may not be visible.

Infrared Detection

This method is also known as thermal detection and can locate moisture and temperatures behind your walls and underneath your soil. As you can imagine, this type of device is particularly helpful when it comes to leak detection. Calgary homes have pipes running underneath the floors, in the walls, and in their backyard, and by using this device, we can see where water is flowing, and if it is present in any areas it should not be.

Pressure Testing

If your pipes are leaking, you will notice lower water pressure. In some cases, pipe leaks can lead to a total failure of water flow. To test the water pressure in your home, we'll run a flow reading and pressure test. If we find that you have low pressure, we'll have a good idea that your home is experiencing a leak or a clog. If it's the latter, our video camera inspection will be an asset.

As you've seen, all three of these methods work together to detect leaks on your property. One method isn't enough to correctly identify the location and cause of the leak, and both of these factors are critical in resolving the issue and getting your plumbing back to normal.

Why Choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing for Leak Detection in Calgary?

When you have a serious plumbing issue like a leak on your hands, you want it handled by a professional. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Calgary is the experienced, licensed plumber you can trust to locate any leak around your property. With multiple state-of-the-art detection devices, we provide a thorough approach to leak detection in Calgary to give you total peace of mind.

But leak detection in Calgary isn't our only valued service. We offer a wide range of plumbing services, including drain cleaning, drain repair, frozen pipe repair, sump pump repair, and so much more. The trusted name in plumbing for over 20 years, Mr. Rooter Plumbing has a reputation for courteous, professional contractors, upfront, transparent pricing, and convenient appointment times that work with your schedule.

Would you like to learn more about our Calgary leak detection services, team, and values? Check out our customer reviews or contact us today!

FAQs About Leak Detection in Calgary

What are the Signs I Have a Plumbing Leak? Should I Enlist Services for Leak Detection in Calgary?

Often, the reason property owners seek leak detection in Calgary is because they have seen outward signs of water damage. But water damage isn't the only sign of a leak. You should also be on the lookout for:

  • Water stains
  • Warping of your subfloor
  • A drop in water pressure
  • Mould
  • Pools of water around your sinks and showers
  • Bad odours
  • Gurgling sounds
  • Increased water bills & rising water meter

If you notice any of these signs, be sure to call us for Calgary leak detection services to determine the source of the leak and get it fixed right away.

How Much Water Can Leak in a Day?

It depends on how large the leak is and how large your building is, but in general, undetected water leaks will cost you up to 700 to 14,000 gallons of water usage in 24 hours. If your leak is in your toilet supply line, you're looking at up to 4,000 gallons of water loss each day, while a washing machine can leak up to 12,000 gallons per day. Either way, you don't have to wait to enlist the help of the Calgary leak detection service. Call us today!

Help! I Need Calgary Leak Detection: What is the Most Common Water Leak in a House?

Leaks are incredibly common in homes across Calgary. While there are countless areas where a leak can occur, when one does spring up, it tends to be in a similar place. A few common areas we see leaks include:

  • Faucets. Whether your kitchen sink, bathroom sink, or basement floor, there's no doubt about it: faucets always leak. Why? Because their parts wear with time, loosening the seals that contain the flow of water. Sediment can also build up in your faucet, causing corrosion that eats away at the valve seat.
  • Hot water tank. Hot water tanks can face the same kind of corrosion as faucets do and will leak for similar reasons. It's also possible that an old water tank can crack and that fittings can be loose or faulty.
  • Water supply line. Water pipes carry water into your home, and when they leak, they often do it because of corrosion or old age. The wear and tear of pipes can cause them to degrade, which may lead to hairline cracks or small holes.
  • Toilet valve. Flush valves can break down over time and will eventually cause your toilet to leak. Flapper valves that don't seat properly will cause water to continuously leak into your toilet bowl, and many times, you won't even know it. This will lead to higher than necessary utility bills and water wastage.

What Happens After a Leak is Detected?

After a leak is detected, it needs to be dealt with to prevent safety and health issues from occurring. There are many different reasons why your pipes are leaking, and during your leak evaluation service, our services in leak detection in Calgary find out the cause behind it all. Based on what we find, we'll move to the resolution stage, which (depending on the type of the issue and its severity) will include one of a few remedies.

  • Trenchless Pipe Repair. If we find a small crack or hole in your pipes that is causing the leak, we may not need to excavate. Instead, we'll locate the damage and use a non-invasive method called pipe relining. This involves inserting an epoxy-soaked tube into your damaged pipe and letting it cure against the sides. This will form a durable barrier that will allow you to use your plumbing system as normal without the need to replace the pipe completely.
  • Traditional Pipe Repair. If your pipe has collapsed and relining isn't an option, excavation is necessary to resolve the issue. Because relining a completely broken pipe simply isn't possible, we will isolate the affected pipe and only dig up what we need to replace it. While we know that no property owner likes to think about digging up their backyard, it's a necessary evil that will address severe pipe damage.
  • Slab Leak Repair. After a slab leak detection in Calgary, to repair a leak, we can either break through the slab, tunnel beneath it, re-route your plumbing, or perform a trenchless method. Which one we choose depends on both what's possible and your preferences.

How Do I Find Out Where a Water Leak Is? Or Do I Need the Help of Calgary Leak Detection Services?

It can be difficult where exactly the leak is coming from when you notice a puddle of water on your floor, but there are a few ways you can sleuth out the source of the leak.

  • Inspect water meter: Though this method won't tell you exactly where the water is coming from, it will determine if there is a leak in your home. First, turn off the items that use water in the house; this includes appliances and plumbing fixtures. Take note of the water meter level located outside the home. Wait 2–3 hours and check the water meter again. If the level has changed, there is a leak somewhere in the house.
  • Keep an eye on your water bill: If you've noticed that your utility bill is higher than usual, a leak is the most likely cause. Compare your latest bill to older ones to determine if there's been a change. An uptake in your utility bill not only burns a hole in your pocket, it's also less energy efficient, wasting gallons of water every minute the leak goes unfixed.
  • Assess faucets and other plumbing fixtures: Go around your house and inspect all fixtures for water leaks. If the leak is coming from your ceiling, for example, go to the floor above the leak and determine if there are any plumbing fixtures directly above the room in which the leak has manifested. Check faucets, bathtubs, even ceilings or walls where you know plumbing to be. This is the most practical way to detect a water leak.
  • Test toilets with food colouring: It is sometimes hard to detect a toilet leak because toilet pipes aren't readily visible. There's a simple way to test your toilet for leaks, however. Put a few drops of high-contrast food colouring into the toilet bowl. After about half an hour, if the water changes colour, you likely have a faulty flush valve. Luckily, flush valves can be easily replaced with the help of an experienced plumber.
  • Notice unusual noises: Some leaks cause hissing-like sounds if a pipe is under pressure. Follow the sounds and see if you can determine where they're coming from. This will help you nail down at least the general vicinity of the leak.
  • Check appliances: It's very common for leaks to come from household appliances, such as refrigerators, dishwashers, or washing machines. There are many causes when it comes to water leaks in appliances, such as broken or faulty hoses, a water line leak, or door seal issues. Inspect each one of your water-powered home appliances and determine if the leak is coming from these areas. Check for puddles of water under or around the unit.

Still not sure where the leak is coming from? No problem! Just enlist us for Calgary leak detection services, and we'll determine the source of the problem.

I Don't Want to Wait Until I'm in Desperate Need of Calgary Leak Detection: How Can I Prevent Future Water Leaks?

Maintenance goes a long way when it comes to plumbing leaks and Calgary leak detection. There are a few simple things you can do to prevent leaks in the future. Some of these include:

  • Lessening water pressure: The ideal PSI (pound per square inch) of water should be between 30-50. If you notice that the PSI is above that, it's time to lower your water pressure by calling in a trusted professional.
  • Get a water softener installed: Hard water is tougher on your pipes than soft water. It can lead to corrosion of pipes and potential leaks. Installing a water softener will help with this problem.
  • Tighten plumbing fittings: Inspect the areas where you have easy access to plumbing, such as under your sink. If you notice any moisture, tighten any fittings. If the parts have eroded or become damaged or broken off, ensure that you get those parts replaced as soon as possible, before the problem becomes worse.
  • Request professional maintenance services: This is the best way to prevent any plumbing issues. If you're noticing more moisture than you'd like around your plumbing fixtures, or you just want to get a professional in for a general inspection, call our Calgary leak detection services, and we'll help you determine if any of your fittings, fixtures, or water pressure are at risk of causing future leaks.

Protect Your Home and Stop That Leak By Calling Mr. Rooter Plumbing Today for Leak Detection in Calgary!

Leaks can cause serious damage that requires costly repairs and Calgary leak detection services if left unresolved. Even the smallest of drips can turn into a catastrophe, causing wood rot and foundation damage over time and putting the safety of your home at risk. That's why if you leak into your home, no matter what size, you should get it checked out by a professional plumber right away.

Our professional services for water leak detection in Calgary ensure that all sources of leaks are found on your property. Whether they're in your home, below your concrete slab, or beneath your yard, we'll find them and help negate potential water damage before it's too late. After we find the culprit, we can help repair your pipes to give you total peace of mind.

We proudly serve Calgary and its surrounding communities, including Haysboro, Lincoln Park, and Eagle Ridge.


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