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Leak Detection Services in Littleton, MA

A leaky pipe or faucet can be devastating in your home. Leaks can damage your floors and ceilings, waste countless gallons of water and worst of all, they’re often extremely hard to find and diagnose. Leak detection is a fine art form – one that we have been practicing for many years in the MetroWest area.

With Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC, you will get the best quality service every step of the way – from the initial consultation to the leak detection process to the patching and prevention of future leaks. We want your home to stay dry and safe.

Leak Detection That Works

Some companies can detect a leak, but along the way may cause damage to your home or create worse problems that will then need to be fixed later. You can rest assured that our highly trained, expert plumbers will not only find your leaks quickly and efficiently, but repair them with the continuous caution to have minimal or no damage to your home.

Leak detection starts with state of the art technology that minimizes invasiveness. Our detection equipment works with in–home pipes.

Symptoms of a Leak

Some plumbing leaks are simple enough to pinpoint – water flowing from a place that it shouldn’t, drips coming from your ceiling, or pools forming in your flower beds are all signs of an unwanted leak. Other signs of a leak can include:

  • Water meter changes – If the water meter suddenly starts reading higher and you do not have house guests or additional family members, it is a sure sign that water is leaking somewhere in your home. Even if your water bill is not higher, check the meter to ensure your usage is not skyrocketing.
  • Spongy floors – If the floor becomes soft, spongy, or oddly colored without any reason, it may be because of a leak somewhere nearby. Check for drips from the ceiling or possibly water seeping up from below the floor.
  • Mildew smell – Water leaks will frequently create an unpleasantly foul odor that permeates your home. It may smell like mildew or rotting wood or plant matter, depending on where the leak originates.
  • Cracks in the foundation or ground shifts – Cracks in the concrete foundation of your home or uneven shifts in the earth around your home are sure signs that excess moisture is building up in the area. Check for extra vegetation as well in the area.

At first, you may not notice that your home has a water leak, but in short order these symptoms will start to appear and if they don’t resolve themselves and you cannot find a source, it is time to call a pro.

Detecting and Stopping Your Leaks

Leak detection starts with general inspection. The trained experts at Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC will review your home and check for the obvious signs of water leakage. Once the symptoms are spotted, we can track the issue back to the source and find the pipe, fixture or connector that is creating the leak. Some leaks are simple to fix – requiring a patch on a pipe or the tightening of a joint. However, others may require more extensive repairs, a service we can provide at the time of your leak detection.

If you live in the Metro West Boston area and are afraid a leak is causing problems in your home, don’t wait for it to get worse. Call us today and learn how our years of plumbing expertise can be put to use stopping and sealing your leaks for good.