Water leaks are a big deal requiring the immediate help of our skilled plumbers in Antelope Valley. Because moisture encourages mold growth, they can harm your property and your health if they aren’t immediately fixed.
Cost to Fix Different Kinds of a Leaking Pipe
If you need leak detection and repair services in Antelope Valley, it’s important to have an idea of how much the repairs will cost.
- Gas Pipes
- Cost of repairing gas lines: $200 to $800
- Cost of running a new gas line: $100 to $1,500
- Sewer Pipes
- Cost of trenchless sewer repair: $50 to $300 per foot
- Cost of conventional sewer repair: $50 to $500 per foot
- Cost of installing new pipes: $15,000 to $20,000
- Water Pipes
- Cost of repairing leaking water pipes: $150 to $350
- Cost of finding: $100
- Cost of drywall repair: $200 to $800
- Cost of total replacement for water pipes: $300 to $2500 (Excluding the plumber’s hourly fee)
Signs of an Internal Water Leak in Your Wall
- Spots of Discoloration: Leaky water pipes inside walls might produce this condition.
- Finding Mold in Places You Didn’t Expect to: It is not surprising to find mold in moist locations like restrooms. However, black or brown mold in other parts of your home can indicate a faulty pipe.
- Damp Regions: A wet wall could indicate a leaking pipe.
- Peeling Paint or Wallpaper: If parts of your wallpaper are coming off or have been peeled off repeatedly. It is an indication that your wall has a water leak.
- The Ceiling or Floor May Be Warped or Stained: Does it feel soft when you walk on your floor? This indicates there is a water leak.
- A Strange Odor: It doesn’t necessarily indicate that there isn’t water damage if you can’t see it. Sometimes you can detect something by smell alone.
- Dripping Sounds: When you turn off the faucet or shower, do you hear water dripping? You could have a water leak from a pipe.
- High Water Bill: This won’t reveal the location of a leak. But it’s a clear sign that you probably have a leak somewhere in your house.
Tests to Identify a Water Leak Within a Wall
- Moisture Meter: Our experienced plumbers in Antelope Valley can locate the leak using a moisture meter. If you are a DIY pro, you can also do it. Find the spot that gets the highest reading by aiming it at various spots on the wall.
- Infrared Camera: An infrared camera can also find cold spots in a wall. An area of a wall that is the wettest will also be the coldest and appear blue or purple on camera.
- Cut Into Your Drywall: This invasive test will only be used as a last resort. Essentially, it entails cutting through your drywall to get a better idea. Remember that the leak may not be where the evident water damage is when choosing where to cut.
Leakage in walls is a major issue that needs to be taken care of as soon as possible. If you require leak detection repair in Antelope Valley, contact Econo West Heating Air & Plumbing. You can call us at 661-947-2653 or email us to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced plumbers.