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:
Lloyd - Waldorf, MD
Prompt response and service.
Brian - Bowie, MD
On time and knowledgeable
Great service and wonderful communication!
Robert - Bowie, MD
I can’t say enough about ACW! Brian and Zach came out to help us with our half bath, they were prompt, professional, and efficient! We are very satisfied with the job and will definitely be using them again for any future needs!
Super professional, excellent work and good price
Leonnette - Upper Marlboro, MD
My toilet started to run over the holiday weekend and a good friend referred me to ACW. They were professional over the phone in explaining their process and offering the likely cause of my problem. I was able to schedule quickly and easily and the service tech was super professional. He again explained what the issue was, how they would correct it and what to expect in terms of life of the new part. Making payment was super easy and flexible and he was in and out in less than 30 minutes. I would recommend their services to anyone.
Anne - Hillcrest Heights, MD
Quick, efficient service. And at a price that can’t be beat. Would definitely use again.
Eldean - Indian Head, MD
I was experiencing a plumbing emergency and discovered ACW Service, Inc. from searching online. The timing was perfect because my call was answered immediately and Brian was two minutes from my house; he was able to stop by and provide an estimate within minutes of receiving the call. The work was completed in an extremely timely manner, which prevented further damage from occurring. If you’re looking for a plumbing company with great customer service and quality work, you won’t be disappointed with Brian or Zach!
Amazing Customer Service
Wanda - Waldorf, MD
I called to have the toilet replaced in our master bedroom. ACW came out the very next day and completed the installation. And the price was very competitive. We will definitely use ACW again for our plumbing needs. The gentleman who completed the install was just great. Thank you for the excellent customer experience!
Christopher - La Plata, MD
Mary - Port Tobacco, MD
Zach was on time, professional, polite, and friendly. He replaced two faucets and the shutoff valves, and did a terrific job. I will hire ACW Service in the future.
Patricia - Waldorf, MD
Great company! No hidden fees! Stayed within the dollar amount that was agreed-upon! Very knowledgeable about plumbing issues, Zach was great!