Bell Brothers is the go-to expert plumbing leak detection and repair company in Sacramento. We offer professional, timely service, maintenance, and repair for any pipe problem. Get in touch with our No Surprise Guys today and we’ll be happy to come take a look at the plumbing leak, backup, or slow drain in your Sacramento home. Call 916-226-9799 seven days a week. Or, check out our online scheduling tool HERE.

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I don’t think any of us will ever forget how rainy it was here in Sacramento last winter. We’d had about five long years of severe drought and then all of a sudden it began to rain—and rain and rain and rain, rain, rain. When it was all over, our region was soaked, having just experienced one of the wettest winters on record in Sacramento.

On account of all this rain, the Bell Brothers expert plumbing team was called out to dozens and dozens of homes that had overworked and overwhelmed plumbing systems. There were old houses in Sacramento where folks had to replace galvanized pipes because they got overworked, drain cleaning that needed to be done because of debris knocked loose in the deluge, and trenchless sewer repair galore. Our professional plumbers were kept busy for weeks with plumbing leak detection and repair jobs in Sacramento.

That’s why today I want to give Sacramento homeowners advice about how to be proactive when you suspect a plumbing leak or a needed repair. So far this year, we haven’t had all that much rain, at least not compared to what we had last year, but I want to make sure that the next time it starts to pour, homeowners in Northern California aren’t caught off guard with leaky pipes.

Tips for Plumbing Leak Detection and Repair in Sacramento Homes

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First and foremost, it’s important for homeowners to realize that not all plumbing leaks are created equal. A plumbing leak detection technique for one type of pipe problem might not be effective for another. Leaks really do run the gamut, from a slight drip to a major breach that floods your yard to a dreaded leak within your walls that causes mold and structural damage to your Sacramento home.

Here are some common areas in your home where you should be on the lookout to detect plumbing leaks and needed repairs:

  • Beneath the slab of your home: Most homes in Sacramento have plumbing lines underneath the concrete slab that they sit on. These plumbing lines are responsible for bringing water into the home for faucets and sewage from toilets and other drains away from the home. It is possible for these lines to spring a leak. A major sign to help you detect a leak in the plumbing beneath your home is a sewage backup. This happens when the outgoing pipe can’t do its job, often because a leak has become so significant that it hinders its flow and the sewage you try to flush away backs up into your drains. As soon as you notice any sign of a sewage backup, you’ll want to call in the trained plumbing experts from Bell Brothers to investigate.
  • Inside your walls and floors: There are pipes within your Sacramento home’s walls. Like any other pipes, age or wear and tear can cause them to start leaking. This is often evident when mold starts to grow in a place that is usually warm and dry. At the first sign of mold on your walls or on your floors, you’ll want to immediately get the plumbing experts from Bell Brothers to come check for the source of the problem. Mold is a real safety hazard for your home and your family, but the professionals at Bell Brothers can root out the source of the trouble.

Other areas where Sacramento homeowners commonly detect leaks in their plumbing systems include radiant floor heating, hydronic lines for cooling, or basements and crawl spaces. There are so many different places a leak can strike, that it can obviously be hard for you to detect them all yourself without the right plumbing tools. That’s why Bell Brothers’ trained plumbing experts are available 24 hours a day for you to contact to set up an appointment. We also have all the equipment necessary to quickly find and repair even the most daunting of plumbing leaks or problems.

Bell Brothers offers plumbing leak detection and repair for Sacramento homes, as well as plumbing assistance for other pipe problems, from slow drains to sewage backups. Our experienced plumbing experts would be happy to give your system a little TLC anytime. Just call the No Surprise Guys at 916-226-9799. We’re available to offer our expert advice 7 days a week. Or, use our online scheduling tool HERE. The price we quote for your project is the price you’ll pay—guaranteed.

What to Do if You Detect a Plumbing Leak that Needs Repair in Your Sacramento Home

When it comes to being proactive, taking action at the first sign of trouble is the key to keeping a small problem from turning into a lake out of a puddle. Make sure you call the team at Bell Brothers at the first sign of a potential plumbing leak, whether that be a pipe that bursts or a shower drain that starts to smell like rotten eggs (which can be a sign of a plumbing leak underground).

The pipe and plumbing experts at Bell Brothers know how vital your home’s plumbing system is to your family, your home, and your day-to-day life. We’ve been serving the Sacramento area for decades, providing our customers with fast, reliable service when unexpected pipe problems bubble up. We also share our customers’ concerns about conserving water—Northern California is our home too.

If left unchecked, even the most minor plumbing problems can turn into something serious—and far more expensive.

Be proactive when it heavy rains hit—or whenever you have cause for concern about a leak in your home. Calling a trained plumbing expert out can make a big difference. If left unchecked, even the most minor plumbing problems can turn into something serious—and far more expensive.

Luckily, Bell Brothers is here to help. Plumbing problems are bound to happen. Just like your body, your plumbing slowly ages, with little things going wrong here and there until you finally notice it’s not able to keep up the way it used to. If your pipes are slowing down and starting to leak, it’s time to call in a plumbing expert. Bell Brothers has been serving Sacramento for over 20 years. We’re seasoned professional plumbers—and we’ve seen it all.

At Bell Brothers, we believe in the whole-home approach to energy efficiency, safety, and health. In addition to fixing your plumbing problems, we have trained furnace and heater experts who would not only be happy to give your furnace regular maintenance to make sure your HVAC is working efficiently, but would also love to fix any problems with your system so that your home stays comfortable, healthy, and safe all year long. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

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