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If you suspect a water leak in your home or establishment, All-Pro Restoration Services provides water leak detection in Miami. We have all of the tools, knowledge, and equipment that is needed to accurately test your home or establishment for water leaks. There are a few tests that you can run at home yourself that can help you determine if you actually have a leak before you call a professional to fix it. A leak can cause unnecessary and untold damage over time. It's best to call a pro and get fixed ASAP.
Here are some signs to watch out for that could tell if you a water leak is present:
Increase in Water Bill
A sudden and unexplained spike in your water bill is one of the easiest ways to determine if you have a water leak somewhere.
Low Water Pressure
Low water pressure in your sinks or showers could also indicate a leak in your system, but it doesn't tell you where the leak is.
A slab leak is a leak that occurs under your home's foundation or under the concrete slab that your home rests on, and this can be hard to determine for a regular homeowner. There are some tests you can run to help you get a better idea of whether or not you have a slab leak.
If you detect water coming out from underneath the slab on the outside of the house. This means that water could be leaking from a pipe under the slab and finding its way out. Water can also be coming out of cracks and underneath walls.
If you are near a sink, the leak might be coming out of the cracks in the tile. This would mean a leak is under the slab and is surfacing through the cracks. If the water is hot or warm, which is most common, then you have a hot water slab leak. Another way to detect a hot water slab leak is if you have hot floors.
Water Heater Working Overtime
If you pass by your water heater often and you see that it is always running, that means it has a constant inflow of cold water going in and a constant flow of hot water going out. The water heater will be working very hard to keep with the demands of your system. This can occur if there is a slab leak. So if there is constant hot water leaving your system, it's going to make your water heater work hard. This, too, could be the sign of a hot water slab leak.
There two kinds of leaks you could identify:
1. Intermittent and periodic leaks
Intermittent leaks are often associated with broken flappers on toilets. You'll the toilet constantly refilling because water can be leaking through a broken flapper, which makes the toilet refill itself when the water gets low.
2. Continuous leaks
If you suspect water is leaking in your home or establishment, contact All-Pro Restoration Services. We provide fast and accurate water leak detection in Miami.Water Leak Detection Miami
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