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
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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:
Bryan - Waldorf, MD
Emily - La Plata, MD
We called ACW and set an appointment. Brian came out the next day. He was knowledgeable, super friendly, and was no non-sense. We had been going back and forth with multiple home warranty companies that could not fix our problem. Brian gave us an upfront price to locate the leak and he had our plumbing repaired within 3 hours. ACW needs to be everyone’s first call for plumbing repairs!
Outstanding Service & Awesome Price!
Regina - Waldorf, MD
Brian was professional and provided awesome service! Over the years, we've had bad service with plumbers in the Southern Maryland area. Make no mistake, ACW Svs. is the best darn plumbers in Southern Maryland!
Brian L. - Bowie, MD
Rosalyn - Waldorf, MD
Brian came out the very next morning as promised and on time. He gave us a reasonable quote, completed the work in less than 2 hours. Guaranteed the work in writing. We would differently use Brian again for our plumbing needs.
Janet - Edgewater, MD
Thank you! 5 star review done.
Jim - Waldorf, MD
I called ACW Service after being referred by a friend. We had 2 other companies come out who declined to take on the project. Brian assured me he could easily repair our leak and he made quick work of the job. He is an excellent plumber and very easy to communicate with.
Shannon - Hughesville, MD
Brian answered my call before 7am. He promised they would squeeze my emergency in and he kept his word. He arrived a few hours later and was very honest and upfront about the situation (which I appreciated) . Excellent service and I will be recommending to my peers.
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.