Home Leak Detection Service

Home Leak Detection Service, San Diego | Big B's Plumbing

Do you have a water leak in your home and can't seem to locate it? Big B's Plumbing has a department dedicated to your home leak detection service. We'll locate it and solve the problem faster than you would have thought possible. Locating and stopping the water leak fast is critical to avoid further damage to your home. Sometimes, your customer service agent may ask you to turn the water off until a technician arrives and evaluates the situation. To be sure what to do, give us a call now.

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We Locate the Leak and Repair It

Big B's home leak detection service can locate and repair your leak faster than you would have thought possible. Have you ever been sitting in your living room watching TV only to see a damp spot on the ceiling? Or maybe you've experienced your drywall bulging from a wall? In some cases, you may experience tile buckling or even a dark area on your garage floor. These are all signs of a water leak. Some are easy to spot, while other water leaks may take weeks to discover. For instance, a slab leak may not get discovered until the water reaches the surface of the foundation. You can use your monthly water bill to gauge if you have a water leak in your home. 

How Can a Homeowner Check for Water Leaks?

Most homeowners don't know that ten percent of homes in the U.S. have a water leak resulting in over a trillion gallons of water loss every year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The best way to check for a water leak is to:

  • Turn off all the water in your home. 
  • Check your water meter for a triangle or round dial called a leak indicator.
  • You have a water leak if the dial moves with all the water turned off. 
  • But don't stop there. Find the shutoff valve to your irrigation and shut it off. 
  • Then recheck the leak indicator dial in your meter; the water leak is in the irrigation if it stops moving.  

Checking for water leaks in your home should be part of your home maintenance routine. The process takes 20 minutes and should be completed every sixty days.

Did You Know?

A leaking toilet can go undetected. Unfortunately, a toilet leak can go undetected because the excess water goes straight down the sewer line. However, seeing your water bill might be a telltale sign that your toilet leaks. A toilet that leaks could waste as much as 200 gallons of water per day on average. One leaky toilet can waste almost 6,000 gallons monthly.

Even the smallest drip from a faucet wastes water: Depending on its drip rate and how long it drips, a dripping faucet can waste varying amounts of water. 

  1. On average, a dripping faucet can waste about 5-10 gallons of water per day, equivalent to about 180-360 gallons per month.
  2. However, this amount can increase significantly if the dripping rate is higher. For example, a faucet that drips once per second can waste over 2,500 gallons of water in a year.
  3. It's important to fix a dripping faucet as soon as possible to save water and prevent unnecessary water bills.
  4. A water leak that drips a 1-second-dripping faucet wastes over 5 gallons of water per day and just under 2,083 gallons per year.
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My name is Brandon Mageno. I'm the founder, President, and CEO of Big B's Plumbing Company. As the founder, I never thought about being average or good. My passion for being the best plumbing company in Southern California has always been the same. Providing plumbing services to this great county is simply in my DNA. Nothing makes me happier than to see a satisfied customer. Learn More About Us

Home Leak Detection Service With State-of-the-Art Equipment

Each leak is different and needs to be addressed on a case-by-case basis. For example, a slab leak may require sound technology to locate the leak within the slab. In comparison, a leak coming from the main water line will need hi-tech video equipment. Finding a water leak that's causing your drywall to bulge is accomplished by removing the compromised drywall and viewing the pipes with a flashlight to see where the water is dripping visually. At Big B's, our home leak detection service has state-of-the-art equipment to locate your leak quickly.

What is the Best Way to Find A Slab Leak?

The best way to find a slab leak is to hire a professional plumber with the latest leak detection equipment who has experience in locating and repairing slab leaks. However, if you want to identify the leak yourself, here are some steps to follow:

  1. Look for signs of a slab leak, such as damp spots, cracks in the foundation or walls, or mildew/mold growth.
  2. Turn off all water in your home, and then check the water meter. If it's still running, you likely have a water leak somewhere in your home or under the foundation.
  3. Determine which areas of your home have piping running through the slab, and then listen for the sound of running water.
  4. Conduct a pressure test by turning off all water and attaching a pressure gauge to your outdoor spigot. If the pressure drops, you may have a water leak.
  5. Use a moisture meter or infrared camera to detect moisture in the flooring or walls.

Remember that slab leaks can be challenging to find, and fixing them as soon as possible is essential to prevent further damage to your home. If you're uncomfortable identifying the leak yourself, hiring a professional plumber is best.

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An Undetected Water Leak Could Cost a Home Owner Significantly

Sometimes, a homeowner will see a rise in their water bill without visually indicating a leak. Without delay, call your home leak detection specialist. For the cost of a service call, they can detect if the leak is coming from your irrigation system or inside your home. They will inspect the areas around your home for standing water. They'll also check for the possibility of a slab leak, running toilets, or leaking faucets in and around the house. The sooner a leak is detected, the better off you'll be. An undetected leak could cost a homeowner significantly if not caught quickly.

We Provide Leak Detection Service 24/7

For emergency home leak detection where flood damage may arise, Big B's Plumbing is ready to take your call 24/7. First, we'll advise you to shut off your water, and we will be at your location in record time. For over a decade, we've provided service to Oceanside, Rancho Bernardo, Bonsall, San Marcos, Escondido, Valley Center, Vista, and Carlsbad. Big B's Plumbing has thousands of top-rated reviews and an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. In addition, our contractor's license is impeccable, #986152.

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I called Big B's Plumbing because I the hot water would not turn off in our master bathroom. I tried to turn the valve off under the sink and it broke off, so I had to shut off the main water to the house. It was noticeable the valves were original to the home. When I called, the rep stated that I would be informed about the service tech and their experience along with services offered "On The Spot". I was on a bit of a time crunch...
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Randy was very knowledgeable and professional. He helped us figure out what we could do with the space given for our bathroom with our remodel. He picked out perfect fixtures and the work he did was beautiful. The cleaned up properly when they were done and everything was handled in one day! I will be calling for Randy anytime we have any plumbing needs. Thank you for doing such a great job!
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