Edmonton Leaking Pipe Repair Service
Have you noticed the signs of a hidden leak in your home? Is there an odd puddle growing beneath your kitchen sink? Water leaks should always be fixed as soon as possible. Even a minor leak is a major problem. Without timely service from an Edmonton plumber, your home will be at risk for serious complications — and future plumbing emergencies.
Leaking copper pipes with a hole no larger than a grain of rice will still waste as much as 3,000 litres in a single day. A hole only three times as large, barely bigger than a pea, will waste over ten times as much water — and cost as much as an extra $100 per day. Those higher water bills aren't the only concern for Edmonton homeowners with hidden leaks — 30,000 litre leakages result in significant amounts of water damage and significant drywall repair costs. Our greatest fear is such a leak occurring when nobody is home to notice it, as the damage could be staggering.
Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton is here to save you from leaking pipes! Every licensed plumber on our team provides thorough inspections and reliable repairs for pipe leaks — and all other kinds of drips and drops. Whether you have a leaky pipe below your sink or a buried slab leak, we're here for you. We're even happy to fix your leaky faucet. Your Edmonton plumber is ready to provide outstanding plumbing service — any time you spot the signs of leaking pipes.
About Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton’s Leaking Pipe Repair Services
Some of Edmonton's leaking pipes are easy to spot, but not all of them are so obvious until warning signs seep through the surface, or you have your annual plumbing maintenance and inspection service coming up to detect it early enough before damage occurs. Even a burst pipe could be difficult to see — especially if it's located under your foundation.
Our Edmonton leaking pipe repair services begin with a full inspection. In this case, that plumbing inspection usually includes specific leak detection techniques. For clearly visible leaking valves, connections, and fixtures, inspections are quick and easy. For liquid seeping behind walls, underground, or below your slab, it might be necessary to use a plumbing camera, acoustic listening, and thermographic imaging equipment. Luckily, that is a minimally invasive process that does not require us to dig on your property.
Plumbing repair services begin after the initial inspection. Our certified plumbers in Edmonton utilize a wide range of tools and techniques for fixing a broken pipe. In some cases, it may only be necessary to add a new sealant. For severe damage, it may be necessary to replace or reline entire sections. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton, leaking pipe repairs are completed with advanced solutions, and we always pick an option that's guaranteed to be highly effective. But don’t worry, repairing hidden drain pipes can also be done without excavation!
Potential Repair Techniques Include:
Trenchless repair methods, such as pipe lining or pipe bursting, to replace damaged sections
Installing slip couplings
Replacing valves, washers, and other faulty components
Why Choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing as Your Edmonton Plumber?
Do you need a local, experienced plumber with years of experience helping homeowners in Edmonton? Then Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton is your leading plumbing company! Our dedicated team of knowledgeable plumbers is always ready to help solve leakage-related situations.
We know all aspects of water and waste issues that affect people in Edmonton, and we have a solution for each situation. It's our mission to save Edmonton's residents — and homes — from all potential damage and plumbing issues. Whether you need a scheduled appointment like drain cleaning or emergency services for a pipe burst, we can help!
The Benefits of Choosing Our Team:
Prompt service, always on time
Safe, worry-free repairs
Fully licensed, insured plumbers
Guaranteed workmanship and parts
Our complete satisfaction guarantee
Convenient appointment times
No overtime charges or hidden fees
24/7 availability for emergency services
FAQs About Leaking Pipe Repairs in Edmonton
Leaking pipe repairs can be a complex matter, which is why our professional technicians are here to answer any questions you may have. Mr. Rooter of Edmonton’s leaking pipe repairs can occur on the surface or underground.
What Are The Warning Signs of a Leaky Pipe?
A plumbing leak could cause one — or many — of several different complications in a single plumbing system. In general, you should investigate every unusual plumbing problem that appears, but there are some specific signs that point people toward likely leakage.
Puddles: Usually near the base of faucets, around toilets, tubs, or showers, in the cabinets below sinks, water tank, and anywhere on the floor around plumbing fixtures or exposed lines.
Dripping sounds: Constant tapping echoing from bathrooms, kitchens, utility rooms, or anywhere else with plumbing fixtures — even inside walls. Note that even leaky faucets should be thoroughly examined.
Higher bills: Any constant flow of wasted water will inevitably increase utility bills in Edmonton. Leaking pipes not only cause you to lose gallons of water, but they will also cause water damage to any nearby structures. A plumbing expert will complete a professional leak detection service to locate the leaking pipe.
Squeaking taps: Faucets that squeak or become difficult to turn are often suffering from sediment buildup or an inherent problem coming from damaged supply lines.
Ticking or banging noise: If you hear ticking when you turn your taps, or if you hear loud banging inside your walls — which is often called water hammer — you may have damaged joints connecting your lines, which could also lead to liquid escaping from those connections.
Uneven tiles: Bumps in the tiles around your toilet, shower, or kitchen backsplash can be signs of damaged water lines and drain lines — or other hidden problems.
Low water pressure: If water is escaping somewhere else along your lines before reaching your taps, it will seem like you have reduced pressure, but the actual issue could be a hidden leak in your water supply.
Unpleasant odours: Musty damp smells are common signs of leakage somewhere in your home, but you should also investigate any other rotten, stinky odours in your bathroom, kitchen, or other areas with drainage.
Leaking hose bib: Your outdoor faucet is an important fixture that requires annual maintenance, but maintenance needs, such as draining and turning off the shutoff valve, often go overlooked. In the worst-case scenario, hose bibs cause frozen pipes, water line leaks, and can even contaminate your supply if you don’t have a backflow preventer at home in Edmonton. Leaking pipe repair technicians at Mr. Rooter recommend winterizing your hose bib.
What Causes Leaking Pipes?
There are many possibilities for what might cause leakage. The causes of dripping lines have as much to do with location as they do with the possible plumbing threats that affect homes in Edmonton.
Leaking Pipe Causes Include:
Frozen pipes: In Edmonton's cold winter climate, frozen pipes are a constant threat, and expanding ice is a common culprit for broken water supply pipes. Many homeowners in Edmonton don't realize their frozen lines are broken until melted ice starts seeping out of cracks.
Blockage and backups: A clogged drain or deep sewer line clog could send wastewater back toward its source. If there are no other means of escape, or if the pressure builds enough, that sewage might start creating cracks for an easy exit.
Weak joints: The parts that link different sections of pipes and redirect water or waste throughout your home are vulnerable to the effects of temperature and high pressure. If they become weak enough, they could release fluid into nearby areas.
Loose connections: Over time, it's possible for the rubber sealant inside connections to wear down and loosen. Those seals also exist — and wear down — inside fixtures and appliances like faucets or a washing machine. Worn seals often cause puddles to appear around hose connections, lines, and valves.
Corrosion: If you live in an older Edmonton home with pipes made of galvanized steel, or copper, then you're at risk for corrosion, which leads to leaking. Corrosion is also an issue that affects some hot water heaters. While pipe repairs and fixture replacement are both options for dealing with corrosion, repiping your home with PEX is also a great option for lasting protection.
Who is Responsible for Leaking Pipe Repairs?
In Edmonton, homeowners are responsible for every plumbing fixture within their property line, from the tiniest valve to the largest line. That includes the sewer laterals that sit below ground. You don't have to worry directly about public service lines, but anything within your property lines — above or below ground — is considered your responsibility, including your in-home water pipes.
How Do You Tell Where a Water Leak Comes From?
If you suspect there's a hidden leak on your property, start by closing all water-using fixtures and checking your water meter. If a meter continues running while everything is closed, that means there's a problem somewhere in your home’s plumbing.
Finding the exact location of hidden leaking pipes in hard-to-reach areas often requires specialized equipment and techniques. All Edmonton homeowners should look for warning signs if they suspect the worst — and call a plumber if they find any.
How Do You Stop Pipes From Leaking?
Leaks always require repairs. Sometimes, it's possible to simply repair isolated sections of pipe or replace smaller sections with a slip coupling. If you suffer from frequent leaks, it might be more beneficial to replace entire lines with newer, safer piping.
Will Leaky Pipe Repairs Protect Me From A Replacement?
It's possible to patch a line with plumbing tape, epoxy, or clamps. However, those are all temporary repair measures. They'll only work for a limited amount of time, and they won't stop that issue from getting worse. While the specific repairs for a broken pipe vary based on location and severity of the damage, replacement — at least for the affected section — is usually the best option.
When Should I Call a Plumber in Edmonton for Leaking Pipe Repair?
Immediately! This is actually a care of a plumbing emergency. Even if you apply a temporary patch or a pipe clamp that issue will only get worse over time. The longer you wait to call a professional plumber, the more likely you are to suffer from serious complications like flooding and water damage. Permanent repairs completed by a licensed plumber are essential for every leaking pipe in Edmonton.
Do You Need Leaking Pipe Repairs in Edmonton?
Our team is here to help! The experienced, licensed plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton are your local plumbing professionals serving our local community and nearby neighbourhoods, including St. Albert, Riverbend, and Sherwood Park. We handle everything from leaking pipe repairs to sump pump repairs and clogged drain services in Edmonton.
If you want an appointment with a dependable plumber — or emergency plumbing services — call us today at (780) 429-3600!