Homeowner Tips: Helping You Determine if You Have a Leak

Locating leaks here in the Beverly Hills area has always been a huge part of our business here at the Twin Plumbers.  Being in the plumbing business for over 25 years we have found thousands of leaks coming from sewer lines, water lines, sprinkler lines, AC lines to gas lines.  emergency-plumbingWhen it comes to water line leaks, there are several things you can do to determine where the leak is coming from. You first want to go to your meter which is typically in the front of your property. If that needle is moving then that is your first indicator of a possible leak on your property. The next thing you want to do is, go through all your fixtures and make sure nothing is dripping and leaking like shower heads and faucets to running toilets. Do you know most high water bills are caused by running toilets?Once you performed those simple tests and confirmed that it’s not any of the fixtures, then it’s probably time to contact a plumber who specializes in leak detection. You might be very surprised to know, there are not a lot of plumbers who can say they specialize in leak detection, because the knowledge and equipment that it takes to perform the tests to pin point where that leak is takes great skill to achieve.

One who specializes in leak detection here will have the right equipment, such as an infrared camera to detect moisture. This is very beneficial on slab leaks. They also need locating devices to determine where the lines are in the slab or underground, and they then need listening devices to locate leak by sound.

When choosing the right company to detect your leak here are some questions to ask:

  • Do you guarantee that you will find the leak?
  • How much do you charge?
  • Do you charge a flat rate or hourly rate?
  • If you don’t find the leak, do you still charge me?
  • Will you fix the leak, once you find it?

Pricing is always a concern when it comes to leak detection. We always recommend hiring a company that will provide a flat rate versus an hourly rate. Make sure they are fully insured and get plenty of references when choosing a Beverly Hills plumber for your leak detection work.

We really appreciate you reading our leak detection blog today. We strive to educate our customers in every aspect of plumbing. For more information, or if you need leak detection assistance in Beverly Hills, call The Twin Plumbers today!