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:
Great service. Repair completed faster than i thought
Greg - Waldorf, MD
Brian was a good person to work with, He answered all of my questions,
Brian was patient and provided accurate and efficient customer service
Leonard - Waldorf, MD
I recommend ACW to everyone in the Waldorf area. Straight no haggle pricing and Brian even snakier drain all the way to the sewer twice and changed out our p trap on our dual sink to ensure no more water would back up in our kitchen sink.
Jason B. - Waldorf, MD
ACW arrived on time. Friendly, polite, resourceful, and skillful. Thank you for being thorough and exceeding my expectations.
Great Price and service
Linda - Waldorf, MD
Same day appointment. Brian installed a new sump pump in the crawl space on the spot in no time. ACW you now have a dedicated customer!
Alejandro - Waldorf, MD
When it comes to plumbing I put my full trust in Brain and his services. He came out and fixed the problem quickly we now have no issues with our plumbing. This company is very pleasant to work with and very professional. These guys are our go to for ANY plumbing issues.
Rob - Bowie, MD
ACW initially answered my call at 4am this morning. A plumber was out to my home and my leak was repaired by mid day. I was impressed by how efficient, friendly, and clean they were. Definitely keeping their number handy.
Rachael - Annapolis, MD
I was Referred to ACW by a friend. I’m glad I was. They were excellent throughout the entire process.
Phil - Saint Charles, MD
The wife and I were thrilled to have such a great plumber out to replace our outdoor faucet. Brian upgraded our faucet and was a true expert.
Michael J. - Saint Charles, MD
I appreciate the professionalism and the upfront pricing and options. I was happy to have a worker in my home that got straight to the point and was clean, friendly, and highly skilled.
Incredible response time
Ben Brooks - Indian Head, MD
I called ACW and got in touch with Bryan. I informed him that my main sewer was clogged up. He was there within half an hour with the proper equipment and had me back up and running with 90 minutes of my call. Job well done.