Leak detection can be a tricky thing even in the best of times and that’s why you need the plumbing expertise of HEP INC. to track it down. We have over 20 years of repairing leaks and other plumbing problems you might encounter in your home or office in the East Tennessee Area. We know East Tennessee cause we live here too and this is home. Often a small leak turns into a big leak or it can cause extensive water damage if not addressed promptly. When time is of the essence you want the best leak detection team in East Tennessee.
HEP INC. is a licensed, professional plumbing service in the greater East, Tennessee area with more than 20 years of experience finding and fixing leaking pipes and other plumbing issues.
All HEP INC. employees are skilled, fully licensed, certified, and insured professionals. Our plumbing technicians provide friendly and professional service backed by an “if you’re not happy we will make it right!”. HEP INC. has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, proving our commitment to quality workmanship and professional services.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU SUSPECT A WATER LEAK
If you suspect that you have a water leak, the first step is to contact HEP INC. and book a service appointment with one of our licensed technicians. We will look for signs that you have a water leak during your service call, locate the leak’s source, and get a prompt repair going.
SIGNS THAT YOU HAVE A WATER LEAK
- The first sign of a water leak that people notice is hearing running or dripping water, even if all of the faucets and spigots are turned off. If you can hear it, that means water is leaking and potentially causing serious damage
You may also notice decreased water pressure when showering or doing the dishes. A water leak reduces the water flow through your pipes to the intended outlet.
- Or, you may notice mold or dampness in unusual places. While it is considered somewhat normal to find small amounts of mold, mildew, or moisture around the wet areas such as the kitchen sink, bathroom tub, shower, bathroom sink, or even in the laundry room near the washing machine. But it is not customary to find extensive mold or dampness outside of those wet area fixtures or in rooms that do not have any plumbing fixtures.
- Soft flooring, walls, or ceilings are also another indication of potential plumbing leaks. If they are holding water over time the structure of the wall, floor or ceiling can fall under even the slightest pressure. This is a sure sign of water damage and perhaps a long-standing plumbing issue that will need to be addressed promptly in your home or office.
- If the water leak escapes the detection process by you or anyone in your home, check your water bill. A sudden spike in water usage is likely an indication of a water leak. Not only is the leak potentially doing costly damage to your home, but it is driving up the cost of your bills.
FINDING THE LEAK
If you have a hard-to-find water leak, you may be concerned that someone will have to tear into a wall or take up part of the floor to find the leak. The good news is that our leak detection procedures have evolved and we don’t have to do those things anymore. Some of the tools that are used in finding leaks are digital correlators, They allow us to narrow down a location to help minimize the impact of locating the leak inside of your home or office.
SCHEDULING A WATER LEAK REPAIR
At the time that your water leak has been properly diagnosed and located by the true professionals at HEP INC., the next step for you and your home or office is to get the problem fixed. As we have said, leaky pipes can and will cost you thousands of dollars in many types of damages. That makes it essential to correct your problem as soon as possible to keep it from getting any worse.
Let the HEP, INC. experienced and professional technicians provide you with a custom estimate and walk you through what we think will be the best repair for your home or office.
The professional plumbers of HEP, INC. always carry a standard inventory of often needed pipes, fixtures, and more. This lets them more often than not get to work right away so that they can get right to work once you have given the approval for the work that your home or office needs to get you back to the place that you want to be with your home or office. You can always count on HEP INC. to be here for you when you need it more. Just reach out to us on social media or call our friendly team members at 865-465-9777. Also remember we are open 24/7, 365 days a year to be here for you.