Leaking Pipe Services for Edmonton, AB
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.
How Do You Know If You Need Leaking Pipe Service?
Some of Edmonton's leaking pipes are easy to spot, but not all of them are so obvious. Even a burst pipe could be difficult to see — especially if it's located under your foundation.
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.
Signs of a Leaky Pipe:
Puddles: Usually near the base of faucets, around toilets, tubs, & showers, in the cabinets below sinks, & 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.
Higher bills: Any constant flow of wasted water will inevitably increase utility bills in Edmonton. A sudden increase in your monthly water fees is a common sign of an undetected plumbing trouble.
Squeaking taps: Faucets that squeak or become difficult to turn are often suffering from issues that could lead to leaking lines — or be caused by them.
Ticking & 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 & drain lines — & other hidden problems.
Low Water Pressure: If water is escaping somewhere else along your lines before it reaches 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.
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.
Common 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 lines. Many Edmonton homeowners don't realize their frozen lines are broken until melted ice starts seeping out of cracks.
Blockage & backups: A clogged drain or deep sewer 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 & redirect water or waste throughout your home are vulnerable to the effects of temperature & 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 & loosen. Those seals also exist — & wear down — inside fixtures & appliances like faucets or a washing machine. Worn seals often cause puddles to appear around hose connections, lines, & 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 & fixture replacement are both options for dealing with corrosion, repiping your home with PEX is also a great option for lasting protection.
How Do Plumbers Fix Leaking Pipes?
Plumbing repair service often begins with a full inspection. In this case, that plumbing inspection usually includes specific leak detection techniques. For clearly visible leaking valves, connections, & fixtures, inspections are quick and easy. For liquid seeping behind walls, underground, or below your slab, it might be necessary to use plumbing camera equipment or remove sections of drywall to find the exact location of a problem.
Repair services begin after the initial inspection. Edmonton plumbers utilize a wide range of tools and techniques for fixing a broken pipe. In some cases, it may only be necessary to add new sealant. For severe damage, it may be necessary to replace or reline entire sections. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton, we use the most advanced solutions, and we always pick an option that's guaranteed to be effective.
Potential Repair Techniques Include:
Replacing small sections
Installing slip couplings
Replacing valves, washers, & other faulty components
Pipe relining, bursting, & replacement
Why Choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing as Your Edmonton Plumber?
Do you need a local professional plumber with years of experience helping homeowners in Edmonton? Then Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton is a great choice! 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 problems. Whether you need a scheduled appointment or emergency services for a pipe burst, we can help!
The Benefits of Choosing Our Team:
Safe, worry-free repairs
Fully licensed & insured plumbers
Guaranteed workmanship & parts
Our complete satisfaction guarantee
Convenient appointment times
No overtime charges
24/7 availability for emergency services
Leaky Pipe FAQs
“Who is responsible for leaking water pipes?”
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.
“How can you tell where a water leak is coming 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.
“How do you fix a leaky pipe without replacing it?”
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 damage, replacement — at least for the affected section — is usually the best option.
“When should you call a plumber for a leak?”
Immediately! Even if you apply a temporary patch, that issue will only get worse over time. The longer that 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 Services in Edmonton?
Our team is here to help! The experienced, licensed plumbers at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Edmonton are your local plumbing professionals. We handle everything from buried line repairs to Edmonton clogged drains. If you want an appointment with a local plumber — or emergency plumbing services — call us today at 780-429-3600!