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:
Great and very professional
Jamall - Waldorf, MD
Mr. Chambers was very knowledgeable of my plumbing problem and quickly assessed the issue, giving me a fair and affordable repair cost. I would highly recommend his services to anyone who is looking for a good plumber.
Great Service and very good price!
John - Alexandria, VA
Was on time, worked quickly, was very considerate and cleaned up everything. We couldn't be happier!
Beaghan - Bowie, MD
Woke up on the day after New Years to find water leaking from an unknown area in my basement. No idea where it was coming from and no idea where my main water valve shutoff was. Within an hour, Mr. Chambers was at my home, and leak was found and fixed 30 minutes after that! ACW provides incredible customer service and expert plumbing repairs. I can't recommend them highly enough. A+++ on everything, service and expertise you can trust. And i now know how to shut my water off!
These guys take pride in what they do. That’s hard to find anymore!
Rich - Aquasco, MD
These guys are great. They don’t rush, they care about their work and they take pride in making the customer happy!
The complete package
Sandy - Chesapeake Beach, MD
Punctual, neat and proficient.
Gloria - Waldorf, MD
My water heater was leaking and Brian was able to get there and replace it the same day!
Blake - Davidsonville, MD
We used ACW in our previous home before we sold it and we were thrilled with the service so naturally when we needed work done in our new home they were our first call and once again they were outstanding.
Great Response Time & Service
Jamal - Waldorf, MD
Hello, The tech(Brian) that came to my home was very perfessional and attentive to my COVID concerns before entering my home. He also pointing out some things a previous tech missed out on when doing an evaluation. That helped me choosed t9 go with ACW. Lastly, Brian made sure i got the work done before the holiday weekend. He also, explained everything. EXCELLENT JOB!
Regina - Bryans Road, MD
We called ACW and they had our kitchen drain up and running again in no time. Very happy to have our kitchen back and ready for the holiday.
Jennifer - La Plata, MD
Thank you to the team at ACW. Brian was able to come out before our scheduled appointment. He provided fair, upfront pricing and he was able to quickly fix our plumbing issue. Very friendly, no pressure, and great communication every step of the way!