Are your pipes in good working condition? Unless you spot a water stain on the ceiling or wet spot on the living room rug, you may never know you have a hidden leak from a broken pipe. Many damaged pipes running behind walls and ceilings go unnoticed for years, slowly causing damage to your home’s structural integrity and allowing mold to flourish. For your peace of mind, you should detect water leaks and pursue pipe repair with the help of a professional plumber.
If you need pipe repair in Monmouth, Middlesex, Mercer, Ocean, and Somerset County, call Arctic Air Conditioning at 732-455-9110! We use minimally invasive methods to locate hidden leaks so we can complete the pipe repair immediately.
Detect Plumbing Leaks
Every few months, you should conduct a simple test to detect leaks in your plumbing. First, read the water meter located outside. Ask everyone to refrain from using any water from the tap for the next one to two hours. Read the water meter again, and if you spot a change, you have a leak somewhere in your plumbing.
This test could reveal a relatively harmless leak, like a toilet leaking between the tank and bowl, or it could point to something much more serious. You’ll need a professional’s help to pinpoint the exact source of the plumbing leak.
Temporarily Repair Damaged Pipes
Sometimes a broken pipe is unmistakable. If you have an unfinished basement or crawlspace, a pipe located here may freeze in bitter winter conditions and burst, causing a leak once the pipe thaws. If this happens, you need an emergency plumber and must act quickly to prevent as much water damage as possible. Follow these steps until a professional plumber arrives on the scene:
- Turn off the main water supply to your house.
- Open a faucet to drain residual water from the pipes.
- If the burst pipe is still frozen, make repairs before thawing it to help reduce water damage.
- Temporarily repair the damaged pipe with repair tape or clamps.
- Trust an experienced plumber to replace the ruptured pipe.
Pipe Repair in Central Jersey
Arctic Air Conditioning can repair frozen or burst pipes—or plumbing damaged for another reason. If you suspect a leak after conducting a simple leak detection test, or you’re afraid your pipes are frozen, contact us online or call us immediately at 732-455-9110. Our pipe repair services will have your plumbing up and running again in no time.