With Redding’s temperature variations from winter to summer, it’s easy to understand how you can develop a water leak in your home or yard. Scorching summer temps and freezing winter weather can tax the most stable of plumbing systems. How do you know if you have a water leak?
Signs of a Water Leak
Water bills are usually fairly consistent during the year unless you have a house full of visitors. Normally, you shouldn’t see more than a $10 to $15 variation from month to month. If you do, you may have a leak. An outdoor leak will probably use more water than an indoor leak. These are signs of a water leak:
- Abnormally high water bill
- Puddles in the yard or on the floor near an appliance in the kitchen, laundry, or bathroom
- Cracks in the walls
- Sound of water running when there shouldn’t be
- Odd and unpleasant odors
- Reduced water pressure
- Discolored water
Although the presence of one or two of these doesn’t guarantee that you have a leak, it may be an indicator, so you should investigate further.
If You Find a Water Leak
If you locate a water leak, your first action should be to turn off the water to the area. If the leak is inside, you may have a shutoff valve behind the toilet, under the sink, or near the appliance that’s leaking. If the leak is outside, then you may have to shut off the water at the street and call a plumber who specializes in leak detection. Don’t hesitate to call a leak detection specialist because a water leak can destroy the foundation of your home. Even if you’re not sure there’s a leak, you need to make sure. A professional plumber can assess the situation more quickly and accurately than you can and will have the tools and expertise to diagnose and correct the problem.
Emergency Leak Service
We know that water leaks and plumbing problems happen at all hours, usually at the most inconvenient time, so we’re available 24/7 for emergency leak detection service.
We’re one of the best plumbing companies in Shasta County, and all our plumbers are licensed and insured. We fully vet all of them before hiring, so you can be comfortable having them in your home. With more than three decades of residential and commercial plumbing experience, we’ll fix your water leak right the first time. We guarantee our work, so we won’t leave until you’re happy with your plumbing repair.
Our Service Area
We serve the Shasta County from Cottonwood to Shasta Lake, and our locally owned and operated company is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Each plumbing service call is unique, but we’ll provide you with an accurate estimate before we begin your repair. We don’t like financial surprises, and we’re sure you don’t either, so the rate we quote you is the rate you’ll pay. We do our utmost to keep our rates competitive while providing the best possible service to our customers.
Need Leak Detection in Shasta County?
If you think you have a water leak in Shasta County, then call Steve Beaton Plumbing at (530) 688- 6196 to schedule a service call, or schedule an appointment online at your convenience. Reach out to us today. You’ll be glad you did.