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Water Leak Detection Services

Water Leak Repair Services in Spokane

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Detection and Repair Services

Your home’s water line serves as the lifeline for potable water, facilitating everyday tasks from washing dishes to doing laundry.

Unfortunately, leaks can occur anywhere, often without immediate detection. By the time signs like mold growth or lush patches of lawn surface, substantial water damage may already be done.

Water line damage poses a significant threat, demanding swift action to prevent further harm. Whether the leak stems from within your home or lurks underground, Mainstream® Electric, Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing’s seasoned team of plumbers is poised to deliver top-tier repair services.

With our expertise and dedication to excellence, we ensure prompt and effective solutions, safeguarding your home from extensive damage and costly repairs.

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Why Spokane Homeowners Choose Mainstream

Welcome to Mainstream – your one-stop solution for all your electrical, heating, cooling, and plumbing needs. Here’s why you should trust us with your home services:

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We respect your time and prioritize efficient communication. We ensure minimal wait times for our technicians, allowing you to spend more time enjoying your home. Expect a call before our technician arrives, giving you the flexibility to plan your day accordingly.

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No surprises, no hidden costs. Our upfront pricing provides competitive quotes tailored to your specific service requirements. You'll receive a detailed breakdown of the work involved, ensuring transparency and total peace of mind.

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Our friendly, skilled technicians are experts in electrical, heating, cooling, and plumbing services. With state-of-the-art tools and expertise, we guarantee precise, code-compliant work. Your home will be left spotless, reflecting our commitment to cleanliness and professionalism.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Toilets can leak due to a variety of reasons, often leading to wasted water and increased utility bills. Common causes of toilet leaks include:

  1. Worn-Out Wax Rings: The wax ring seals the toilet base to the drain. Over time, it can degrade and lose its seal, causing leaks at the base of the toilet.
  2. Loose or Faulty Bolts: The bolts securing the toilet to the floor can become loose or corroded, allowing water to escape.
  3. Cracked Tanks and Bowls: Cracks in the toilet’s tank or bowl can lead to significant leaks. These cracks may be small and not immediately noticeable.
  4. Broken Gaskets or Flanges: Gaskets and flanges that have deteriorated can result in leaks between the toilet and the plumbing system.
  5. Condensation: In areas with high humidity, condensation on the tank’s exterior can sometimes be mistaken for a leak.

Persistent leaks not only waste water but can also cause damage to your bathroom flooring and increase your water bill.

Mainstream is equipped to swiftly identify and fix the source of your toilet leak, preventing further damage and restoring efficiency to your bathroom. If you notice a leak or a spike in your water bill, don’t hesitate to contact Mainstream. Our team of professionals will ensure your plumbing is in top condition, safeguarding your home from potential water damage.

Mainstream offers an extensive array of bathroom plumbing services to enhance the comfort and functionality of your bathroom. Here’s how we can help:

  • Bathroom Bathtubs and Showers: Whether you’re dreaming of a luxurious freestanding tub, a practical drop-in, a deep soaking tub, or a space-saving corner tub, Mainstream has the expertise to professionally install or replace your bathtub. Our skilled technicians ensure a seamless fit and optimal functionality for a rejuvenating bathroom experience.
  • Bathroom Toilets: Upgrade your bathroom with Mainstream’s toilet installation and replacement services. From efficient one-piece toilets and innovative smart toilets to comfort height toilets and sophisticated bidets, we offer a range of options to suit your preferences and needs, ensuring a perfect blend of comfort and functionality.
  • Faucets and Fixtures: Elevate the look and feel of your bathroom with Mainstream’s faucet and fixture services. We install and repair showerheads, spouts, and handles, focusing on enhancing both the aesthetic appeal and the practical use of your bathroom space.
  • Leak Detection & Repair: Mainstream’s expert plumbers are adept at identifying and repairing leaks, whether they’re in pipes, valves, caulking, or p-traps. We meticulously address each leak, preventing potential water damage and preserving the integrity of your bathroom.

For all your bathroom plumbing needs in Spokane and Northern Idaho, trust Mainstream to deliver top-quality service and solutions. Whether you’re renovating your bathroom or simply need repairs, our team is ready to ensure your bathroom space is both beautiful and functional.

Mainstream is well-equipped to detect slab leaks with our team of expert plumbers who use the latest technology and methods. Slab leaks can be challenging to identify, as they occur beneath the concrete foundation of your home. Our professionals have the expertise to locate and repair these leaks efficiently, preventing further damage to your property. Trust Mainstream for precise slab leak detection and high-quality repair services, ensuring the safety and integrity of your home’s foundation.

Mainstream’s expert plumbers are trained to detect water leaks accurately using advanced techniques and equipment. While some leaks may be visible, others occur in hidden or hard-to-reach areas, such as within walls or underground pipes. Our plumbers have the expertise to to conduct thorough inspections to find these hidden leaks efficiently, preventing potential water damage and minimizing repair costs. Additionally, attempting to detect and repair leaks without professional assistance can lead to further damage or inaccuracies, resulting in prolonged issues and increased expenses. Trust Mainstream’s experienced plumbers to detect and resolve water leaks promptly, ensuring the integrity of your plumbing system and the safety of your home in Spokane and Northern Idaho.

Chances are you’ve heard of some specific terms for various leaks, such as pinhole leaks or slab leaks. Here is a quick overview of those terms and what they mean.

Pinhole Leaks

Pinhole leaks are very tiny holes in your pipes that slowly lose water over time. This type of leak typically develops from corrosion. Water that is too hard or too soft can accelerate this process because hard water rich in minerals will build up and break down pipes, and naturally soft water pulls minerals from your pipes and wears it down from the inside out.

Slab Leaks

Slab leaks refer to water leaks under your foundation. These leaks can go days or weeks without being noticed, and the resulting damage can be expensive to repair. Slab leaks often happen when old pipes have worn down due to decades of use. To avoid slab leaks, routine plumbing inspections will help you keep track of the health of your water line and make repairs before they completely fail.

Burst Pipes

Burst pipes are exactly what they sound like – gushing water from pipes that can very quickly cause major water damage and put your safety at risk. Burst pipes most often happen as a result of freezing temperatures. Water expands when turned to ice, so the additional pressure can build up and rupture your water line if left frozen for too long.

Since most of your pipes are hidden out of sight behind walls or underground, you need to keep an eye out for subtle signs that can appear as a result of water line damage.

Signs of a Leaky Water Line

Unexplained Water Puddles

The most obvious sign of a water leak is water where you don’t expect it. You might notice soggy sections of carpet, random puddles on hard floors, or excess water on part of your lawn. Puddles in areas without a nearby water source can indicate a more severe leak than puddles by a sink or toilet.

Drastic Changes in Water Pressure

If you notice the water pressure suddenly drop, check all the sinks and showers throughout your home. If there’s low or no water pressure everywhere, you may have a major leak and should shut off the water supply.

A Sudden Spike in Your Water Bill

Most households use roughly the same amount of water each month. A dramatic increase in your monthly bill, when your routine hasn’t changed, is a more subtle sign that it’s time to call a plumber.

Water Spots and Mold

Water soaking in your walls or ceilings may create discolored water spots, grow mold, and develop a bad smell.

Foundation Issues

If you’ve got a hidden slab leak, that water has to go somewhere. Excess water underground can crack the foundation, warp your floors, and cause the ground to shift underneath your property.

Discolored, Rusty Water

Rusty, smelly water is a sign that your pipes are deteriorating and must be replaced. Older plumbing systems are more susceptible to failure from corrosion due to long-term exposure to water, mineral buildup, and acidic particles that break down pipe materials.

Sounds of Running Water

Water leaks can hiss, bubble, or flow behind your walls. If you hear these sounds when you aren’t running water on purpose, there is probably a leak.

Don’t hesitate to call Mainstream if you notice these signs of water line damage. Even small pinhole leaks can become gushing leaks if not properly addressed and repaired, so it’s important to treat every case seriously.

When in doubt, shut off your water supply and consult a licensed plumber. For urgent cases, Mainstream even offers emergency services so your issue can be seen that same day as soon as possible.