Water Leak RepairExperts in Water Leak Repair
Built With Freedom is a professional plumbing company that does water leak repair in San Jose, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Los Gatos, Saratoga, and Palo Alto. Water leaks from different fixtures such as main water lines, sprinkler systems and leaks under the house are major problems for homeowners as well as the environment since often the leaks cannot be detected and it can waste valuable sources of water.
Many times, the leaks can become undetected for years especially if there is a toilet leak or if water drips occur in the faucets which cause your water bill to increase.
However major leaks can have a profound affect to your property because it has shown that some leaks are undetectable and the water can penetrate deep in the soil which will cause water to be wasted. Homeowners often find out about the leak when their water bill goes up dramatically and there is a visible leak either inside the property or outside in the front yard.
Built With Freedom works with different methods to detect water leaks which exposes leaks outside of the property as well as inside. Our years of experience has given us detailed information about the type of product you have under the ground such as PVC, Copper, PE pipe and galvanized water lines.
Water Supply Line Leaks
There are sometimes leaks between the meter and the home, in the water supply line. These leaks are often difficult to detect because the supply pipe is usually buried at least 2 feet below the ground surface. If the meter box contains water, and the water is not due to rain or irrigation run-off, this may indicate a leak in the supply line. Another common exit point for the leaking water might be where the supply line rises above the ground and/or enters the house. If the soil is constantly damp at these locations this might indicate a leak.
In cases of severe leaks, the water will come up towards the ground surface, usually directly above the path of the underground pipe. Leaks between the meter and the house are the responsibility of the homeowner; leaks from the meter to the street are the responsibility of the water utility company. The water utility company should be contacted before any attempt to repair the water supply pipe begins. If the utility deems the leak to be the responsibility of the homeowner, give us a call to provide you with a free onsite estimate.
There are the different pipes and the common problems that can occur when you install them.
- Galvanized Pipe
- Old Copper Pipes
What’s the Problem with Galvanized Piping?
This piping is the most typical since most homes that were built at the turn of the century and up to 1980. Galvanized piping’s main problem is the mineral build up carried by potable water. Over the years the pipe will start to get damage from the inside out if it is above the ground. Many times, you will see the pipe build up with tartar or debris which cause the water to develop a “metal” taste and often the color of the water will turn brown.The solution is often difficult to repair particularly when galvanized pipes are buried in the ground, which will cause the pipe to corrode extremely quickly which can cause a water leak.
Ultimately, there are no perfect solutions for potable water lines, however Built With Freedom is committed to installing the pipe in the most effective way to last for the next 30-50 years. Our team has the experience and dedication to check common problems that may occur in the future and for that reason we offer a lifetime warranty to all of our customers to stand behind the installation with the highest standards. We offer free consultations and estimates.