All kinds of leaking pipes and fixtures increase your risk of water damage, which will lead to costly home repairs. That water loss will also increase your immediate utility costs. Even a tiny hole could have a large effect on your water bills. The smallest water leak repair could cost as much as an extra $15 per day and waste over 3000 liters of water. It only takes a hole just three times as big to waste ten times as much water and add an extra $100 per day to your water bills. If you get professional plumbing repairs as soon as you see an issue, you'll have a much lower risk of stress caused by all those additional problems.
If you've got leaking pipes, trust your local Calgary plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Calgary. Whether you need spot repairs, pipe replacement, or major repairs for underground pipes, we're here to help! Our highly effective Calgary leaking pipe service is available across Calgary and in nearby areas. If you've seen the signs of a leaking pipe or fixture or require fixture repairs, your local professional plumbers are here to restore your plumbing system—and your peace of mind.
Problems Caused by Leaking Pipes
Calgary homeowners may not notice it at first because a broken pipe isn't an isolated issue. The supply lines and sewer lines in a plumbing system are essential for continuous, smooth operation. Even a small issue with a single pipe could reverberate throughout your entire home like the echoing sounds of a wailing ghost. Sometimes, that haunting noise is one of the additional problems that causes leaking pipes.
Calgary plumbers will always recommend that you call as soon as you notice any kind of change with the fixtures and appliances that connect to your sewage system or supply lines, but there are also specific issues that indicate you need immediate support for leaking pipes. Calgary homeowners who pay attention to serious warning signs don't hesitate to call a reliable Calgary plumbing company for a thorough inspection.
Higher Monthly Bills
We've said it before, and we'll say it again to residents of Calgary, leaking pipes are expensive problems to have—especially if you don't fix them quickly. Some people assume costly home damage will have the most significant effect on finances in such situations, but you shouldn't underestimate the effect of continuous waste.
In the worst-case scenario for leaking water lines, where costs increase by over $100 each day, you could end up paying as much as an extra $4,000 in one month. It's important that you investigate and respond to the signs of an issue before you get hit with a bill that could have been reduced with professional Calgary leaking pipe repairs.
Where unpleasant smells arrive near residential drains or fixtures, a plumbing issue is sure to follow. Leaking water pipes, sewer lines, and other parts of a damaged system will often announce themselves to your nose before they make themselves fully known. If you smell something funny, it might be time to take a closer look.
The range of smells that accompanies a leaking pipe is wide and varied. Sewer backup or damage often naturally brings revolting, rotten odours from seeping sewage, while a ruptured water supply line could bring the musty aroma of rust or mildew.
Are you hearing something unusual coming from your backed-up toilet drain or from within your walls? Strange sounds are another side-kick of plumbing problems—and an enemy of Calgary homeowners. If you've heard something odd coming from your drains or coming from inside your walls while you use your plumbing fixtures, that's a good reason to schedule an appointment with an experienced plumber.
The sounds that could be caused by a plumbing leak include bubbling noises, whistling pipes, and banging, dripping, or clanking sounds coming from hidden areas—such as behind your walls. Those aren't the only sounds you might hear, and there's a wide range of potential problems that result in unusual noise, so it's best to call a Calgary plumber as soon as you hear something worrying.
Weak Water Pressure
A change in pressure is a sure sign of an issue affecting your supply lines. If the flow of water in those lines is being directed somewhere else, such as a small hole in your supply line, it could affect the pressure in your entire house.
While some homes naturally have slightly higher or lower pressure, you should respond to any changes that reflect a sudden drop. You should also always respond to any situation that results in a complete disruption of your water supply. If you open your taps and nothing comes out, or what comes out is too weak, consider calling your certified plumbers in Calgary. If you have a pressure regulator (pressure reducing valve), you could check if someone has tampered with the settings before determining that you have damaged lines.
Ceiling And Wall Damage
A slowly spreading damp spot on your wall or ceiling is never a good sign—especially when they're ringed with a yellowish tinge of moisture damage. Neither is a crack stretching from your basement floor to the ceiling. Any kind of new, unexplained damage on your walls or ceilings should be investigated to find and fix the underlying issue, especially if the damaged areas are near a bathroom, kitchen, or utility room.
While a damp stain or cracked foundation doesn't necessarily indicate that you have a leaking pipe, Calgary plumbers will definitely assure you that it is a problem that needs to be solved. While that could also be an issue with worn caulk or shifting soil, it's still best to assess the damage with the help of certified plumbers. If it turns out that your plumbing is fine, then you'll have one less source of stress. And if you do need Calgary leaking pipe repairs, you'll already have a licensed professional ready to help.
Pooling water is never something that homeowners want to see in Calgary. If you notice puddles inside your home, be sure to check any nearby connections, fixtures, and appliances for additional warning signs. Puddles are often accompanied by property damage, stains, rust, and nose-wrinkling odours.
Be sure to investigate any permanent puddles on your lawn or in your backyard too. Water pooling after a rainstorm is something to keep an eye on. Any unexplainable outdoor puddles that appear suddenly and don't go away should be inspected as soon as possible. That puddle might be coming from a burst pipe belowground.
Professional Calgary Leaking Pipe Services
The services offered by Calgary plumbers in response to leaking pipes generally fall into two categories: detection and repairs. The first is an important step for confirming the type of issues affecting your home, and the second is the key step for fixing those issues. Your appointment may include a final inspection to confirm that everything has been fixed and there are no other concerning problems.
Calgary Leaking Pipe Detection
The methods and equipment used for leaking pipe detection vary based on both the severity of the problem, the affected areas of your home, and the preferred methods of your chosen Calgary plumbing company. Sometimes locating line damage is as simple as checking your water meter—although there are usually extra steps.
It may be possible to use specialized equipment, like the drain cameras used by our team, to pinpoint the location of a problem, but your plumber may also need to remove portions of your drywall or lawn to find the exact location of damage. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Calgary, we use non-invasive technology designed to reduce the additional effects that plumbing inspections and repairs have on Calgary homes.
Leaking Pipe Repairs
The exact solution for a plumbing problem will always depend on its severity. With that being said, fixing a leak often requires one of two solutions: replacing the affected section or relining the interior pipe walls.
Relining is a minimally invasive method for fixing damage that uses specialized technology to insert a liner inside your existing lines. While the process is generally quick, less invasive, and often results in improved flow, it's not always an option for residential lines—particularly those that are smaller.
If relining is not an option, replacement will likely be necessary to fix your line. You won't have to replace your entire system or even the entire line. Replacing just the affected section is often enough to fix the problem, and that's something that your Calgary plumber is always happy to help with.
Need Calgary Leaking Pipe Services?
As your local, licensed plumbers, we're dedicated to helping you solve all the plumbing problems in your home. Whether you need a convenient appointment to inspect a new change in your plumbing system or an immediate appointment with an emergency plumber, our team of dedicated Calgary plumbers is always happy to help.
Our priority is providing the best possible plumbing service to Calgarians, and our professional leaking pipe service comes with all the benefits that we provide for every service appointment in Calgary. Keeping you safe, happy, and satisfied with the state of your piping system is our objective, and we strive to make that happen with outstanding service for every appointment.
The Benefits of Choosing Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Calgary:
- Upfront, flat-rate pricing
- Courteous, friendly plumbers
- Convenient appointment times
- No overtime charges
- Advanced, non-invasive technology
- Fully licensed and insured professionals
- 24/7 plumbing emergency service availability
Frequently Asked Questions About Calgary Leaking Pipes:
What Causes Leaking Pipes?
There are many possible causes that affect homes in Calgary. In communities with older homes, such as Forest Lawn, Haysboro or Glamorgan, corrosion and a damaged pipe joint are common causes. Clogged drains, excessive pressure, loose connections, freezing, and improper installation are issues that affect homes in every community.
How Do You Prevent Leaking Pipes?
Calgary plumbers say the best preventative measure is a regular inspection from a professional. You should also avoid flushing anything that may damage your lines. Pay special attention to buried lines near trees on your property, as roots may crush or penetrate underground lines. Lastly, you should ensure that all vulnerable pipes are well-insulated to protect them against cold temperatures during Calgary winters.
What Stops Leaking Pipes?
There are several methods used to stop leaking pipes in Calgary. Plumber's tape and epoxy putty are the simplest options, but they also provide the least protection. It's also possible to use clamps and a patch, but even that is only a temporary measure. While each of those options may work temporarily, it's still important to replace the damaged sections of your lines; otherwise, your problem will come back—often worse than before.
Who is Responsible for Calgary Leaking Pipe Service?
In Calgary, the city is responsible for fixing all lines that lead from the city's public systems to private property. Everything within private property lines is the responsibility of that homeowner. For condo units, apartment buildings, and other types of shared housing, individual owners are generally responsible for the repairs in their units, although you should make sure you know the specific details of your condo board's insurance and ownership policies to confirm your specific responsibilities as an owner.
What Should You Do If You Find Leaking Pipes?
Calgary homeowners should start by turning off the water to their property at the main shut-off valve. Closing that water valve will help you limit the amount of damage, and it will also help you locate the general area of the damage affecting your lines.
Watch your water meter after you close the valve. If it's still running, then your leak is likely somewhere along the line leading from the meter to the main valve outside your home. If your meter stops, then your leak is probably somewhere inside your home.
After you've taken those steps, call a local Calgary plumber. While you're waiting for them to arrive, take pictures of all the damage to document the issue for your insurance company if necessary, and try to clean any large puddles. If you've been affected by major flooding, you may need a specialized clean-up service. Always watch for any other potential hazards while working near leaks, such as electrical appliances, exposed wires, weakened floors, or sewage.
Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Calgary for Leaking Pipe Services!
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