Leak Detection

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Leak Detection

Water leaks, whether apparent or hidden, are a homeowner's nightmare. They can silently erode the structural integrity of a property, damage your furniture and equipment, and pose serious health risks. Understanding the causes and risks of water leaks is essential for maintaining a safe and healthy home. We’ll get into some details later in this page, but if you need a plumber NOW, then call Acknowledge Plumbing to speak with a live representative.

Aging Plumbing Infrastructure

As pipes age, they become prone to corrosion and deterioration. This is particularly common in older homes where plumbing systems might be decades old. Over time, pipes made of materials like galvanized steel or iron can corrode, leading to leaks at the joints, connections, or along the pipe’s length. Even modern materials like PVC or copper are not immune to the ravages of time and can develop leaks due to wear and tear.

High Water Pressure

High water pressure is another significant culprit behind water leaks. While high pressure might make for a satisfying shower, it can put undue stress on the plumbing system. Constant high pressure can cause joints to loosen and pipes to weaken, eventually leading to leaks. It’s essential to have water pressure checked regularly to ensure it stays within safe limits.


Temperature Fluctuations

Temperature fluctuations, especially during the winter, can cause pipes to expand and contract. This is particularly problematic if the water inside the pipes freezes and expands, leading to cracks or even burst pipes. Homes in colder climates are especially vulnerable to this issue. Proper insulation and preventive measures are crucial.

Tree Root Invasions

Trees naturally seek out water sources, and their roots can invade small cracks in pipes, exacerbating them over time. Once inside, these roots can cause blockages and significant damage, leading to leaks and even complete pipe failure. Regular inspections, especially if trees are growing near underground pipes, can help detect and mitigate this issue.


Our kitchen drain was draining directly under the house creating a small lake of soap and mud. Several plumbers were called but all were a week or more out. We reached out to a lesser known company, Acknowledge Plumbing, and within a coupe of hours, we had a plumber on site and the problem resolved. It turns out some rodent(s) chewed through the coupling causing the discharge under the house. We are grateful to Acknowledge for their quick response, professional service, and friendly interaction.We are saving their number for any future plumbing problems that may arise. We were very satisfied with this company and highly recommend them to anyone with plumbing issues.

David Kistler

Citrus Heights, CA

Felix came out to work on my reverse osmosis system. It turned out I need new system but he was thorough, explained everything in detail, and was reasonably priced. I've already teed him up for my next plumbing project. I highly recommend Felix and the Acknowledge Plumbing team.

Brady Turner

Roseville, CA

Called Acknowledge Plumbing to fix an issue with my water pressure & piping. Steve came out the next day to provide a free estimate. He was very knowledgeable and provided some cost saving options to try before needing to do major work. Greatly appreciate the responsiveness & ability to act and respond in the best interest of the customer from this company. Definitely will give them a call for future plumbing needs.

Mark Messenger

Auburn, CA

We had an urgent need for help with our water heater on a holiday weekend (is was leaking and needed to be replaced). We were not optimistic that we would get anyone to answer a call, let alone make availability for a service call. Not only did Acknowledge Plumbing pick up the phone, but Savina was stellar in finding us a tech for the same day, and provided updates on her progress in near real time - this is highly unusual these days. Felix connected with us, discussed options for a new unit, procured it and arrived the same day. He was a pleasure to have so the work and got the whole project turned around that afternoon. They are at the top of our virtual Rolodex.

Kent Seymour

Folsom, CA

The cost of a leak

The consequences of water leaks are far-reaching. Even a small, unnoticed leak can cause substantial damage over time. Water can seep into walls, floors, and foundations, leading to structural issues that compromise the safety and stability of the home. The financial impact of untreated leaks can be enormous, from skyrocketing water bills to extensive leak repair costs.

Persistent moisture also creates an ideal environment for mold and mildew to thrive, posing serious health risks, particularly to individuals with allergies or respiratory conditions. These can range from minor allergic reactions to severe respiratory issues. Therefore, addressing leaks promptly is crucial for maintaining a healthy living environment.

When to schedule a leak detection

Homeowners should always look out for signs of a leak, but professional leak detection is recommended once every couple of years. The plumbers at Acknowledge Plumbing, for instance, use sophisticated devices to check for moisture and other signs of leakage deep in the walls and floorboards of your building. Whether it’s time for a periodic checkup or you are concerned about a leak, the professionals at Acknowledge Plumbing are ready, willing, and able to help.


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