Plumbing Leaks vs. Roofing Leaks
Although plumbing leaks and roofing leaks proceed from different places, the origin of a leak isn’t always apparent. The most noticeable sign that there’s a water leak in your home is a water stain or leaking water on the ceiling, walls or floor. Check the insulation in your attic. Any signs of dampness or mold indicates a problem. An even more serious sign of a water leak is a shifting in the home’s foundation. This can happen if a leaking pipe is located near the foundation or underneath your home. Sometimes the only observable sign that you have a water leak is a heightened utility bill. But don’t be fooled that a water leak isn’t serious; water is one of the most powerful forces on earth, and even a small leak can do a large amount of damage.
Locating the leak can be the most challenging part of the process. Even though a leaking roof is often the cause of a leaking ceiling, that is less likely in a dry climate like Mesa Arizona. Since leaks only occur while it’s raining, if it hasn’t rained in quite some time, then it’s probably not a roof leak. If a leak does occur during or after a rain, the leak may still not be where you see the water damage. Remember, water flows to the lowest point. The most common places for roof leaks are around any openings, such as around the flashing, vents or chimney.
If it hasn’t rained in quite some time and you experience signs of a water leak, you may be in need of Mesa AZ plumbing repair. It may be coming from a leaking water pipe overhead or in the walls. Water pipe leakage can be caused by corrosion, improper installation or aging pipe joints that are not properly sealed.
Don’t panic if you suspect that you have a plumbing leak. Whatever you do, don’t begin tearing holes in the ceiling and walls looking for the leak! The first thing to do to prevent further water damage is turn off the water supply until a plumber arrives. Don’t delay; leaking plumbing can result in both the growth of mold and in serious structural damage. Water leaks are also costly, with even tiny leaks wasting up to 10,000 gallons of water in one month.
Call Cadiente Plumbing in Mesa Arizona. We offer emergency plumbing repair service 24 hours a day 7 days a week and will respond promptly. Cadiente Plumbing uses sophisticated, state of the art, electronic leak detection equipment to pin point the source of your water leak without damaging your ceiling, walls or floors. With this equipment we can quickly and accurately locate even the smallest leaks thereby protecting your family, home and possessions from water damage, mold, and bacteria. Once the leak has been located, an experienced Mesa plumber can promptly open an area directly in line with the leaking pipe to facilitate repairs. A master plumber won’t patch the pipe, but rather remove and replace the bad section while keeping the hole as small as possible to keep the damage to your home to a minimum.
If you live in an older home, you may find it expedient to have a plumber inspect your home for any water leaks to prevent problems from arising. An experienced plumbing professional can also tell you if your pipes are in such bad shape that your home should be repiped. This is a case where an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
If you find yourself confused about whether a water leak originates from the plumbing or the roof, give our experienced, master plumbing technicians a call. The source of the leak will be promptly identified and water damage will be arrested and kept to a minimum by our professionally trained and experienced plumbers.
At Cadiente Plumbing we pride ourselves on our exceptional customer service and hope that you will recommend us to your family and friends. Our goal is to provide fast, professional service at a fair and honest price while preventing water damage to your home.
Guest Blog Written By: Brett Cadiente