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:
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!
New water heater
Julie - Bowie, MD
Everything was A+, arrived on time, installation done quickly, and came in under budget. Thank you so much!
Excellent quick work
Brandywine - Brandywine, MD
Bryan and his team were quick and efficient. They followed through from beginning to end and we’re extremely patient and customer service friendly. Appreciated the service and crew.
Shower Pan Install
Wanda - Waldorf, MD
Once again ACW provides an exceptional experience. Reliable, competitive pricing, and availability is why ACW will remain my go to for my plumbing needs. Not to mention both Brian’s and Zack’s professionalism in helping me find a fix for a pan with an usual drain location. Thank you both for your amazing customer experience!
Ellen - Accokeek, MD
Zack was so nice, he explained everything. The next time I need a plummer, I will call ACW Service Inc.
Great service, Awesome job and great pricing.
Keith - Temple Hills, MD
Gas piping with care and respect from my property.
Could not ask for better service from ACW! Brian and Zack did a great Job with all the work needed to be done!
Janet - Edgewater, MD
I would highly refer my friends to ACW with any plumbing problems!
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Brenda - Temple Hills, MD
On time, quick work, great manners, and reasonable prices. Would use them again and recommend them to everyone.
Pat - Severna Park, MD
Regina - La Plata, MD
I'd like to thank Brian for his speedy and professional service. Brian took the time to explain the issue and any necessary actions he would have to take to repair the issue. The service was conducted quickly and in a thorough manner. I'm so happy I used this company again. Thank you Brian!!