Leaks and Leak Detection Services

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Leaks from your home’s plumbing can lead to mold, mildew, and even structural damage. Ethical Plumbing has spent more than four decades providing leak detection and plumbing repair.  We service Greenville County, SC and surrounding areas.  .

Our team of experienced plumbers will track down leaks in and around your home and provide you with any leaking pipe repairs needed to resolve the issue. We use the latest tools and methods to locate leaks as quickly and accurately as possible.

Signs You Might Have Leaks in Your Home

The biggest problem with leaks in your home is that you might not find them until the damage has already been done. Even if you do notice signs of leaks, you might not realize what is causing them. 

There are a few key signs that should always lead to a leak detection and repair visit from our team, including the following:

  • Unexplained spikes in your water bill
  • A musty smell inside your home
  • Mold or mildew on walls or ceilings
  • Visible water stains on walls, ceilings, or floors
  • Your water meter running when all water is off
  • Water pooling inside or outside your home
  • Cracks in your foundation

Because most of your home’s pipes are hidden out of sight, these signs may be your first indication that anything is wrong. Identifying leaks as soon as possible is your best bet to avoid serious damage, so always keep an eye out for any indicators that you might have a leak.

What to Do If You Find a Leak

What you should do as soon as you discover a leak will depend largely on where you find the leak and how bad it is. If you’re dealing with a leaky faucet, tap, or other fixture, the chances are that the problem is not an emergency. You should reach out to one of our professional plumbers to fix the issue at a time convenient for you.

If you notice a ceiling leak, on the other hand, you could find yourself dealing with some serious water damage. If there’s substantial water flow, anything more than minor water stains, or an occasional drip, you should shut off your home’s main water supply valve to avoid more damage and contact us right away.

Our team will provide fast and effective repairs to prevent your home from incurring any further damage. A home with serious water damage could need more extensive repairs, but ensuring that the leak has stopped is the first step we will take.

If you notice signs like stains, bulging drywall, peeling paint, or other signs of a ceiling leak, you should give us a call as soon as possible. There could be more damage due to the leak that you aren’t able to see. We will provide all of the plumbing services needed to detect and repair these kinds of leaks.

What Could Be Behind a High Water Bill?

Your water bill is one of the best ways to watch for plumbing leaks. You should monitor your water bill for any discrepancies that could indicate plumbing issues. Checking your water meter is also a quick way to identify any potential water leaks.

If your water bill comes back much higher than expected, you could be dealing with a leak. However, there are also other possible explanations. You could have a toilet that is constantly running or a problem with your water meter. In either case, our plumbers will find the real cause behind the problem and fix it.

You should also consider seasonal changes or whether you’ve just been using more water than usual. If not, then something must be behind the change, and it could be an unseen leak. A higher bill indicates more water use. This means that water could be trickling through your walls, ceilings, and foundation to cause untold damage.

Early leak detection will save you a lot of money, especially if the leak can be repaired before too much damage is done. Plumbing leaks can go undetected for months or even years, all the while damaging your home. 

You shouldn’t take that risk. If your water bill has risen for no apparent reason, reach out to Ethical Plumbing to find out why.

Detecting and Locating Crawl Space Leaks

Crawl space leaks are some of the most likely to go years without ever being noticed. They also have the potential to cause irreparable damage to your home. Because you probably don’t visit your crawl space too often, there could be water pooling and visible structural damage without anyone knowing about it.

Leaks in your crawl space can lead to structural wood damage. If you notice sagging floors, cracks in your walls, or jamming doors, it could be because a crawl space leak has warped the structure of your home. Crawl space leaks may also lead to pest infestations, damage to insulation, and other serious issues.

Our team will find the source of crawl space leaks and carry out quick and effective leaking pipe repairs. We will also check for other problems. When dealing with crawl space leaks, there’s a significant chance that mold growth is a factor. That’s why you want to make sure that our professionals handle the issue.

Finding Leaks Behind Your Walls

Most pipes are behind your walls, and most leaks will be found there, as well. If the leaking pipe is on an upper floor, you’ll likely first notice the leak due to signs on the ceiling or walls below. This is what causes the distinct water stains you can often find on the ceilings of homes that have had leaking pipes.

Our plumbers at Ethical Plumbing have years of experience in leak detection. We trace leaks using a variety of techniques to avoid any unnecessary damage to your walls. 

If we need to cut into your drywall to carry out any necessary leaking pipe repairs, we’ll discuss our process with you first. We’re always careful and clean while working in your home.

We will replace affected pipes and fittings to repair any leaks behind your walls. We only work with the best materials, so you’ll be able to rely on these repairs to provide a lasting solution for years to come. No matter what plumbing service we’re providing, we’re fully committed to ensuring that we deliver the very best for our customers.

Always Work with Professionals for Plumbing Repairs

When it comes to important plumbing repairs that will protect your home from damage, you should always go with the professionals. We’ve spent over a decade providing the residents of Greenville County with quality plumbing installations, repairs, and maintenance.

Our plumbers are flawlessly professional and will be happy to provide you with a reliable quote for any of your leaking pipe repair needs. We work quickly, carefully, and safely to ensure that you can get back to your normal routine as quickly as possible.

As a family-owned local business, we understand the importance that our customers place on getting real value from our services. When you work with one of our plumbers, you’re always getting quality workmanship at affordable prices. If you have any reason to believe that your home might have a leak, call us for professional detection and repairs.

Professional Leak Detection in Greenville County

Whether you see signs of plumbing leaks on your ceilings, walls, or crawlspace, Ethical Plumbing has the quality plumbing services you need. For any of your plumbing installation, repair, or maintenance needs, just reach out to our team to schedule an appointment today.

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