The first problem with a pipe leak is the location. If you know the location of the leak then the plumber will know where to start.
If you know that you have a leak but are unsure where it is coming from the plumber is going to need to find the source of the leak. Without the right equipment and knowledge this can be a long hard task. Luckily, the Laser Plumbing teams are equipped with all of the latest technology and expert knowledge and experience.
Once the location of the leak has been found you will need to get access to the pipe. This may be very simply, but it may be a more difficult task, such as under the bathtub, requiring time to gain access without creating more damage to your pipes and surrounding walls or floors.
Once the plumber has access to the leak they will assess the severity of the leak. You may have some idea as to how bad the leak is even before the plumber gets there by looking at how much water has physically leaked out from the pipe. An assessment will then be made on the best way to proceed.
The leak may need to be repaired or replaced depending on the level of damage. To prevent further damage a replacement is a safer option. This will likely be a better and more permanent solution to the problem at hand.
It is important that you get any pipe leaks repaired or replaced before any further damage is done. Some leaks may have been there a long time and not causing too much harm. However, they may be slowly causing damage to drywall and other building materials, and prolonged leaking may cause extensive damage requiring building materials to be replaced. Another concern with leaky pipes is the water getting into any nearby wiring or lights. In this instance you should still book a plumber before they progress and cause larger problems. A hot water pipe leak can be very costly to your powerbill, so this should be fixed as soon as possible to avoid paying those additional costs.
If you have a big leak or a burst pipe you should call a plumber immediately. Our nationwide emergency plumbers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.