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How to Locate a Water Leak in the Plumbing Pipes of Your Atlanta Area Home

November 22nd, 2017

A leaky pipe can be an Atlanta homeowner’s worst nightmare. Water can cause a huge amount of damage to your property in a very small amount of time. Unfortunately, these water leaks don’t go away on their on their own, they just get worse.

You may not even realize you have a plumbing leak until you have a sudden spike in your water bill, unexplained mold, or you notice the sound of running water when everything is turned off.

Listen to your pipes

Water flowing through a pipe, usually sounds makes a splashing sound.

Water striking a wall makes a beating sound.

Pipes that are vibrating make a hissing or whooshing sound

When pebbles or stones get trapped in the pipe they make a clinking sound.

The pipe material can also determine the sound. For instance, rubberized or PVC pipes tend to make less sound than metal pipes.

Since many pipes are encased in concrete slabs, under soil and between walls, the sounds may be muffled, if heard at all. Which is why specialized leak detection equipment may be necessary to hear the most subtle sounds.

Water leaks can be sneaky and hide between walls and under floors; it can be like finding a needle in a haystack. That’s why knowing a few things about water pipes, water sounds and detecting water leaks is so important.

Detecting leaks early will minimize damage, save money and our precious natural resource.

Examine floors for any moisture, warms spots, warping or cracked in tile or concrete. Particularly close to water sources such as sinks, water heaters and toilets.

Look for areas of discoloration on the walls, floors and ceilings. Cloud shape on the ceiling and soft or puffy dry wall are indications of a leak.

Check behind the refrigerator for any signs of a water leak and any musty odors.

If you suspect a plumbing leak the easiest and most cost effective way to locate and repair it is by contact a specialized water leak detection service.

Water leaks can start as just a trickle, but progress quickly, the easiest and most cost-effective way of solving the problem is to call a professional Leak Detector. The Atlanta-based Leak Doctor is here to help you with all your water leak issues.

The Leak Doctor offers advanced technology, including frequency sensitive computers, specialized listening equipment, ground probes and other state-of-the-art electronic devices to find water leaks. We have cost-effective ways to find the source of your leak and quickly fix it.

Contact us today, before your small leaks become big problems.


What Causes a Plumbing Leak in Atlanta? How to Detect and Repair Leaks

November 13th, 2017

What causes a plumbing leak?  Old corroded pipes, lack of maintenance, poor installation, mechanical damage, or a combination of these factors, can cause a water leak on your property. It is of the utmost importance to locate the leak and have it repaired.

A great number of undetected water leaks occur in the supply line. Underground, between the water meter and your home or under the foundation of the home, in the concrete slab.

Though, it was once assumed a water leak would eventually show up one way or another, but that isn’t always the case.  Many of them remain undetected, wasting money on high utility bills and our natural resource.

An underground water leak can happen when you drive over the pipe, used heavy equipment in the yard, minerals in the water corrode the pipes from the inside, the cold nights and warm days contract and expand the pipes causes pinhole leaks, and poor installation, are just a few reasons why a pipe can leak.

Let’s Face It, Plumbing Pipes Don’t Last Forever.

The water that is being lost has already been treated and delivered to your home. Which means you are paying for the water, though you never even use it. This cost can really add up!

Having Your Home Inspected For Water Leaks Can Save Money!


There are many benefits of having your home or business inspected for water leaks.

The possibility of water contamination is drastically reduced

The efficiency of the day to day operations is improved

The potential for property damage is minimized

The water bill is significantly reduced

Add value to your property.

How to locate a water leak under the ground or concrete slab?

Leak Doctor uses cutting edge technology that combines equipment and techniques developed in-house, such as ultrasound, endoscopic video, and thermography, as well as the best training available. Equally important is the experience of our technicians, who receive continuous hands-on training at our state-of-the-art training facility.

For more information or to make an appointment, contact the Leak Doctor


Thanksgiving is a time of festive spirit, mouth watering meals and renewing ties with family and friends. It’s a great time to take a break from the hustle and bustle of life and reflect on what we’re thankful for.

The Leak Doctor family wants to take this opportunity to thank all of our friends and clients for their support!

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