Leaking water pipes are among the most common plumbing problems—and also the most subtle.
Since the leak occurs behind your walls or above the ceiling, you may not even realize your home is suffering from this problem. Months or even years can pass before the leak becomes apparent—and by this time, larger problems may have already occurred, such as burst pipes.
ACW Service Inc. provides professional leak detection for homeowners throughout Waldorf, MD and surrounding areas. We have been solving plumbing problems for our neighbors since 1993 and continue to stay committed to delivering the best services in the Washington D.C. metro area.
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Signs You Have a
Hidden Water Leak
Although leaks can be subtle, there are signs you can watch out for:
Sudden spike in your water bill—To quickly tell if a leak is the cause of your high water bill, turn off your main water shutoff valve; this cuts off the water supply throughout your home. Then, check your water meter: is it still running? If so, there is likely a pipe leaking in your home.
Sounds of water running in your walls—Do you continue to hear water running through your walls, even though none of your faucets are turned on? This could point to a hidden leak.
Musty odors—If you are having indoor air quality issues and have ruled out your HVAC system, the problem may be coming from your plumbing. Leaking water pipes can create musty or damp odors throughout your home and affect your indoor comfort level.
Damp floors or stained ceilings—Leaking pipes that run through your ceiling can create water stains, while damp spots on your flooring could signal a slab leak (which occurs beneath your home’s foundation).
A hidden water leak, particularly if it has progressed enough, can quickly result in mold growth and further affect your health. This is why we encourage homeowners to be proactive in the maintenance of their plumbing system. Know the warning signs of trouble, especially concerning hidden leaks.
If you are purchasing a new home (particularly an older property), make sure to carry out due diligence and schedule a comprehensive plumbing inspection. This will alert you to any leaks and help you avoid other potential plumbing problems.
If allowed to develop over months or years, pipe leaks can lead to major water or structural damage. Don’t wait for an emergency to happen—contact our Waldorf leak detection experts as soon as you suspect a leak in your home.
Our Approach to Leak Detection
ACW Service Inc. uses noninvasive leak detection methods to safely and accurately track down hidden leaks.
Acoustic leak detectors—This approach allows us to detect leaks by sound. Where the sound is strongest is where the leak is located.
Infrared cameras—This method is often used in conjunction with acoustic leak detection to ensure accuracy. With infrared cameras we are able to trace water movement and identify water temperatures.
Tracer gas—Some pipes are more difficult to trace due to their depth. If this is the case, we may use tracer gas (nitrogen and hydrogen) to help us locate the leak.
What Our Clients Are Saying
Multiple service locations
Serving Maryland and the Washington D.C. Metro Area
ACW Service Inc. has been serving the Washington D.C. metro area since 1993. Our local, family-owned plumbing company is proud to provide our hardworking neighbors and community members with the quality solutions they deserve.
In addition to Waldorf, we also serve communities throughout Charles, Montgomery, and Prince George’s Counties:
Greg - Brandywine, MD
Very knowledge about my situation
Ira - Accokeek, MD
Your guys Brian included were courteous kind on-time knowledgeable and made what could’ve been a very dangerous situation safe they found the leak in my gas line repair the leak, which involves replacing a anchoring device, they were clean polite and knowledgeable. Because of They’re good work I will use your company for future plumbing needs
Melanie - Waldorf, MD
Stewerd - La Plata, MD
My family, and I, were very impressed by how well Zach completed his job. He explained what he was doing, answered any questions, and he was fast and efficient as well. Everything is working fine with no problems.
Quick, informed of problem, fixed it
David - Waldorf, MD
I called on a Friday evening (non-emergency, but serious issue) about my rental home. I live out-of-state, which makes this kind of service more of a challenge. We discussed the problem and the plumber said he would be there on Monday morning btwn 10-12, which he was. He called, explained several issues, his recommended course of action, provided an estimate, then completed the repairs in a timely fashion. I'm very pleased with the response and the work done.
Fast emergency response
Sean - Waldorf, MD
Our sump pump went out late Saturday night and it had been raining. I stayed up all night keeping our sump from flooding the basement. ACW was able to come out the next morning and replace the pump.
Glenda W - Waldorf, MD
This is my second time being serviced by ACW. Both times Brian delivered excellent service. He is quick to respond when you call, always prompt to arrive, and very knowledgeable in what he does. He addressed all my concerns by giving me options before proceeding with work. When the old piping in my kitchen didn't work with the new garbage disposal I had him install, he didn't give up and found a way to make it happen. Thank you, Brian! I am happily cooking in my kitchen again.
Plumbing help delivered same day
Peggy - White Plains, MD
Herb - Waldorf, MD
Very good. Will definitely use them again.
Tracy - Waldorf, MD
Brian was courteous, quick, and professional. We thought the price was reasonable. We were very pleased with the work! Will use their service again!