Riverside Leak Detection Service
RT Olson Plumbing
- FREE water leak detection (not for pools)
- We can work with your insurance
- Same day service
- Open 24 hours
- Upfront flat-rate prices for repairs
- Clean, dependable, affordable
- 4.8-star rating from 400+ reviews
- Serving Riverside CA since 2011
- Licensed, insured, bonded
- Call today at (951) 344-5596
FREE Water Leak Detection In Riverside CA
Water leaks can cause massive damage to your property.
Plumbing leaks can also lead to mold & mildew growth and pose a serious risk to the health and safety of you and your family.
We offer FREE water leak detection services in Riverside, CA.
RT Olson Plumbing has been proudly providing water leak detection services in Riverside and the surrounding areas since 2011.
We’re IICRC certified water damage mitigation and mold remediation specialists.
We can work with your insurance company if you have water damage to your home or if repairs would cause further damage.
Frequently, water leaks can be hidden and go unnoticed, leading to growing damage the longer they go unrecognized.
If you’ve noticed any sign of a potential water leak, it’s imperative to contact an experienced leak detection plumber immediately.
Our expert Riverside CA plumbers will accurately and quickly locate the source of any water leak in or around your home.
We’ll locate the leak for free and then provide all options to fix the leak with worry-free flat-rate prices.
If it looks like you have a water damage claim, we can work with your insurance company for repairs.
Most insurance companies will not pay for claims where leaks were ignored and allowed to cause damage and get worse.
Call a leak specialist plumbing company the minute you suspect you have a water leak, don’t wait!
Signs that you may have hidden water leak
While some leaks, such as a burst pipe, are visible and obvious, hidden leaks are the most common water leak types.
Just because water isn’t gushing down the wall or across the floor of your home or business doesn’t mean these small leaks are less serious.
Since they’re normally overlooked and easily missed, the small, hidden leaks can eventually cause far more damage to your home or property.
Therefore, it’s crucial to identify and recognize the signs of hidden water leaks to handle the issue quickly.
Common signs of a hidden water leak:
- Unexplained rise in water bill
- Warm spots on the floor
- Patches of discoloration on the walls or ceilings
- Moldy or musty odors throughout your property
- Damp, soggy spots on the yard, carpet, or floor
- Mildew or mold growing throughout the property
- Blistered, bubbled, or peeling walls and wallpaper
If you suspect a water leak in your Riverside area home, get in touch with our team at RT Olson Plumbing as soon as possible to avert future property damage and other extensive and expensive complications.
How much does it cost to have a water leak detected in Riverside?
Our water leak detection services are FREE for Riverside area homeowners!
(sorry, NO swimming pool leaks)
Many other plumbing companies charge anywhere between $75 to over $450.
At RT Olson Plumbing, we provide leak detection for FREE.
Our team will use high-tech thermal cameras and sound listening equipment to locate the link.
We 100% guarantee that we’ll find any and every water plumbing leak in your home or on your property.
Then we’ll analyze every repair option for you and provide those options with a worry-free flat-rate price for each.
If you have water damage or repairs that would cause damage, you may have an insurance claim, and we can work with your insurance company.
Our specialists have worked on over 6,000 water damage claims with homeowners and their insurance companies.
We know how to help homeowners work with their insurance company when it comes to water leaks.
How can you tell where a hidden water leak is coming from?
It’s difficult because water travels; where you see it may not always be where the leak is.
It’s not always as easy as a leaky water heater and water all over your garage.
Most leaks are hidden until they grow larger. Early water leak detection can save you money and prevent potential disasters.
So, how do you tell where a hidden water leak is coming from?
You can detect if it’s inside or outside your home by using the dial on your water meter and following these instructions.
- First turn off all the water in the house. Shut off all faucets and ensure all water-using appliances are not running.
- Next, observe your water meter and check if the smallest dial is changing/spinning.
- If it is spinning, you have a leak and need to call a leak specialist plumber. If your meter dial doesn’t change immediately, you can wait for two hours and check again for slow leaks.
- If the dial is still spinning, let’s see if it’s inside your home or outside. A water shut-off valve is located where the water main pipe comes into your home (NOT at the water meter but where that line meets your home). Usually, there’s a garden hose bib and/or pressure regulator at the same spot.
- Shut off that valve & the water supply to your home.
- Check to see if that smallest dial on your water meter is still spinning.
- If it’s spinning, the water leak is outside your home, in the pipe between your home’s shut-off valve and the water meter.
- If the dial stops spinning, then the leak is inside your home.
Note: all pipe after the water meter is the homeowner’s responsibility, not the water utility company. Contact an experienced and insured Leak detection plumber immediately. (That’s us at RT Olson Plumbing right here!)
Try one more quick test if a hidden leak is determined to be INSIDE your home.
Test the toilets for leaks using food coloring in the tank.
Toilets can account for over 30% of your water usage.
Therefore, it’s important to check that they’re running properly.
To test for leaks in your toilet, add a few drops of food coloring to the toilet tank and wait for a few minutes.
If the color appears in the bowl, then you have a leak allowing the water to drain from the tank into the bowl without flushing the bowl.
If you have a toilet leak into the bowl, that may be your only leak!
And while it’s wasting water and costing you money in water bills, it’s not damaging your home and can be fixed by any plumber or even done DIY.
Can plumbers detect leaks in Riverside?
Our plumbers use thermal cameras and sound/audio listening equipment for the most accurate leak detection.
We also use specialized pipe-tracing devices to locate the next manifold when re-routing leaky water lines, which greatly speeds up the process and decreases repair costs.
We also use cameras on 50 and 100-foot lines to see inside drains and sewer lines for clogs, cracks, tree roots, and crushed sewer pipe.
The camera then relays the images back to a monitor where the plumber can view the condition of the pipe’s interior.
How do plumbers detect hidden leaks in Riverside?
When accurately pinpointing the origin of the water leak, we rely on various leak detection service methods.
Depending on the severity and general location of the leak, we may use an array of these tools to detect leaks in your property.
Meter Testing: We use a special tool to measure the water pressure in the pipes and compare the same to a healthy pipe. From there, we can find out if there’s a leak, locate, and fix it.
Infrared Technology: Using an infrared camera, we can examine the floor, walls, and ceilings for hot or cold water leaks due to temperature differences.
Sound Detection Equipment: Using a special microphone and headphones, our highly skilled technicians will listen for the sound of running water in the pipes.
Once we identify the leak’s location, our experienced plumber will provide you with the best way to repair the leak and prevent any further water damage to your home.
At RT Olson Plumbing, our mission and goal are to protect the homes of our fellow Riverside area residents through superior plumbing services.
We pride ourselves on going far and beyond for each client.
Our 4.8-star rating from over 400 customer reviews shows our dedication to clean, reliable, and quality plumbing services.
We look forward to providing you the same great quality service and helping you in times of need.
Leaks and water damage can be super stressful, and we’re here to help.
If you detect any signs of a water leak, we’re just a phone call away, no matter the time of day or night.
One of our trained leak specialists will be dispatched immediately to assess the situation and provide the best solution.