Is It Necessary to Have Plumbers to Detect Leaks?

Monday, November 5th, 2018

Plumbing-LeakLeaks in the plumbing can range from a nuisance to an emergency. But they have one thing in common: they can’t simply be left alone. A leak doesn’t fix itself, and even the smallest pinhole leak not only wastes water, it creates building damage and allows for mold and mildew to build up.

But do you really need a professional plumber to detect leaks in your house? If you think of each leak as a massive, catastrophic one that’s sending water directly into your home, it sounds a bit silly that you’d need a professional to say, “Hey, there’s a leak there!”

However, even with leaks you can immediately see, it’s necessary to get a plumber to track down the specific place to fix it and to see if there are other leaks. And, in the case of the majority of leaks you can’t see, you’ll absolutely need a plumber.

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4 Reasons Your Water Bills Are High

Monday, June 5th, 2017

pile-of-currencyA few weeks ago, we wrote a blog about how you can save water in your kitchen and cut down on your bills. This week we’re going to look into water saving from a different angle by investigating reasons your monthly water bills may start to rise past what they usually are. It’s important to never ignore a spike in water prices. If you can’t account for the rise in the amount of water you regularly use, you may have a major plumbing issue that requires the assistance of our professionals for plumbing repair in Orlando, FL. We’ll find the source of your water cost woes and see that they’re remedied.

Here are 4 of the most common reasons for an unexpected rise in water usage:

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How to Save Water in the Kitchen

Monday, May 8th, 2017

white-kitchenThe kitchen has a large number of plumbing pipes and appliances serving it. The only room that uses more water for plumbing is the bathroom, and kitchens often have more appliances in them. This makes the kitchen a key place to focus in a home when it comes to finding ways to cut down on water use. And you do need to cut down: every home right now is probably using more water than necessary, and it doesn’t require many changes to start lowering your monthly water bills (and helping the environment in the process).

We’re going to look at some of the ways you can lower water use with your kitchen plumbing in Orlando, FL. Some of these methods need the assistance of great professional plumbers, and if you live in Central Florida, we’re the people to contact!

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The Importance of Leak Detection and Water Savings

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Saving water is vital not only for your household expenses, but also to benefit the environment. The average person in Orlando, FL uses approximately 100 gallons of water each day, most of it in showering, bathing, and toilet flushes. So if you have a family of four, that can mean using around 12,000 gallons of water each month. And that might be too much… because leaking plumbing in your home could be secretly stealing from you.

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Is There a Way I Can Find Hidden Leaks on My Own?

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Leaking pipes are one of the more difficult of plumbing problems to solve. The first trouble is actually locating the leak in the first place: since most pipes are disguised behind walls, floors, and under building foundations, it’s difficult to know the exact location of the leak unless water is pouring out through a crack somewhere. Usually, there are only warning signs to show that there is leak, such as elevated water bills, the water heater running at unusual times, and warping floorboards.

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Plumber’s Guide: Signs of Hidden Water Leaks

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Water leaks can be costly and damaging. The worst leaks are those that are hidden in walls, floors, ceilings, or within the concrete slab foundation your home sits on. Plumbing problems are complex and difficult to diagnose, and to do so quickly requires experience and training. If you think that your home has a hidden water leak, it’s imperative to get it diagnoses and repaired as soon as possible. For comprehensive water leak repair, call a plumber in Orlando at Modern Plumbing Industries (MPI) today!

Here are a few things to look for if you suspect you might have a water leak:

  • Spike in water bill. If you notice a sudden increase in your water bill without a corresponding rise in water usage, then you may have a water leak. If the leak is hidden, this may be your only hint. It’s a good idea to keep an eye on your water bill from month to month.
  • Decreased water pressure. Unlike your wastewater disposal system, your water supply system is highly pressurized and calibrated to provide the right amount of pressure to run your appliances and fixtures. When the pressure is too high, it can cause damage to your piping, but when too low, your faucets and fixtures will not operate properly. Backflow is the term for cross-contamination between the supply and wastewater systems, and it can be a risk when your supply water pressure drops very low.  
  • Discoloration. Sometimes leaks are so small and slow that they are virtually undetectable. This happens often with leakage around copper baseboard piping. Due to the heat of the pipes, the water evaporates almost instantly. Fortunately, such leaks will often leave a light green or white discoloration, especially if you have hard water. Elsewhere, if you notice discoloration in your ceiling or wall, that’s often a definitive sign that water is leaking behind your sheetrock.

Hidden water leaks are difficult to detect, and difficult to diagnose accurately. While the first step is in your hands, call your local Orlando plumber to have it repaired properly. Call Modern Plumbing Industries (MPI) today.

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