In Need of an Emergency Plumber?
Disaster can strike at any moment when it comes to household plumbing systems. Pipes and geysers can develop leaks or burst as a result of faulty parts or thermal expansion. Spring is in the air, which means that the days are becoming warmer while the nights can still be a bit nippy. Therefore, thermal contraction and expansion can cause cracks in plumbing pipes, which can lead to leaks. If you need an emergency plumber to respond to your call, Alpha Plumbing is your answer for the greater Johannesburg and Pretoria area.
How Can I Determine if There is a Problem with My Plumbing at Home?
There are several signs of plumbing issues that are blatant and easy to notice. One of the most common signs is a drop in water pressure. When opening a tap, you will immediately notice when the water pressure is below the expected level, which can be an indicator of a leak. Plumbing pipes and geysers form a pressurised system to deliver optimised levels of water pressure and reliable flow throughout your home. When such a system is dealing with a sizeable leak, a drop in water pressure is almost guaranteed. Now, to find that leak.
How Can I Detect a Leak?
Leaks and bursts will commonly result in a puddle of water that forms in the area of the leak or burst. When something like this happens, you will need emergency plumbing services to minimise the damage and offer a customised solution. If you notice a pool of water on the ceiling or floor of your house, it becomes easy to detect where the leak exists. However, if it is a small crack that causes a minor leak, detecting its origin becomes a difficult and arduous process. Luckily, Alpha Plumbing offers experts and proven methods for leak detection.
What is the Impact of a Leak on My Monthly Utility Bill?
Apart from creating a body of water where there should not be one, a pipe or geyser leak will have a notable effect on your monthly utility bill. Therefore, if you do not notice an obvious drop in water pressure but are faced with an abnormally high utility bill, you might be dealing with a concealed water leak. An easy way to test for such a leak is to refrain from opening any taps, flushing toilets, or using any other water sources for a set amount of time. By taking the water reading before and after such a period will clearly indicate if there was any water loss in your system. If the reading on the meter went up, you are dealing with a leak.
How Can Alpha Plumbing Help Me?
We offer emergency plumbing services in the greater Johannesburg and Pretoria areas. You can contact us around the clock for expert plumbing solutions when you need it most. Our plumbers are certified and qualified professionals to give you the peace of mind that you are in good hands when choosing Alpha Plumbing. Whether it is a leak, burst, or any other plumbing problem, you can be assured that we can be of service. For more information on how we can assist you, please browse our website or contact us with any inquiries.