Leak Detection


A leaky pipe or faucet can be devastating to your Massachusetts home. A single burst pipe is capable of spewing four to eight gallons of water in a matter of minutes. Leaks can damage your floors and ceilings, they waste a lot of water, and, worst of all, they can often be extremely hard to find and diagnose.

Leak detection is a fine art form, one where we truly excel.

With Basnett Plumbing, Heating, AC & Electrical, you will get the best quality service every step of the way—from the initial consultation to the leak-detection process, to the patching of existing leaks and prevention of future ones. We want your Acton, MA home to stay dry and safe. If you need plumbing services of any kind, we can help.

Leak Detection That Works

Some companies can detect a leak, but along the way, they may cause damage to your home or create worse problems that you will need to fix later. Our highly trained Master Plumbers will not only find your leaks quickly and efficiently, but we will repair them with the skill and expertise the job demands. Leak detection starts with state-of-the-art technology that minimizes invasiveness, and our expert plumbers know how to use this equipment to its fullest potential.

Symptoms of a Leak

Some plumbing leaks are simple enough to pinpoint—water flowing from an unknown location, drips coming from your ceiling, or pools forming in your flower beds are all signs of unwanted leaks. 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 staying with you, 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 your 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 unpleasant, foul odor that permeates your home. It may smell like mildew, 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 suspiciously lush vegetation as well in the area.

Spotting water leaks can be tricky, but in short order, these symptoms will start to appear. When you suspect there is a water leak, it is already time to call one of our plumbing professionals.

Detecting and Stopping Your Leaks

Leak detection starts with a general inspection. Trust our trained professionals at Basnett to inspect your home and check for any obvious signs of water leakage. If any symptoms are spotted, we can track the issue back to the source and find the pipe, fixture, or connection that is creating the leak.

Some leaks are simple to fix, requiring a patch on a pipe or the tightening of a joint. Other leaks may require more extensive repairs. Trust our licensed, experienced plumbers to do the job right.

Call Your Leak Detection Experts

If you live in the MetroWest Boston area and are afraid a leak is causing problems in your home, do not wait for it to get worse. Our team at Basnett Plumbing, Heating, AC & Electrical will keep your plumbing system running at peak performance. Call 978-431-2906 or request service online today to learn more about our leak detection services and how we can keep your plumbing running smoothly.

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