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How Do Plumbers Find Water Leaks?

Plumbers are the wizards of the pipe system in your home. They can detect and repair water leaks in the blink of an eye!

Here at Gotelli Plumbing, our San Rafael team knows how to find and fix slab leaks, sewer issues, and sump pump problems efficiently and effectively. With over 30 years of experience, you can rely on our technicians to treat your home well and minimize any damage to the structural integrity of your home. We care about the health and well-being of you and your family, which is why we strive for your 100% satisfaction.

Read on for more info on our professional plumbing services and ways to identify a water leak for yourself!

Professional Leak Detection In San Rafael

Interested in learning more about the ways we perform leak detection? Some simple steps that your plumbing technician may follow include:

  • Inspecting for moisture around all plumbing fixtures such as kitchen sinks and showers
  • Using different fixtures and checking for dripping water in the area
  • Evaluating soggy flooring or sagging ceilings
  • Tightening fixture connections
  • Replacing leaky or corroded components

It can be incredibly difficult to find the source of a leak without the proper tools and training. Our plumbing team is experienced and certified when it comes to resolving pipe system issues — so don’t hesitate to reach out if you’ve noticed water damage in your home.

DIY Projects: How To Find A Water Leak

Are you curious about ways you can identify leaks for yourself? Here are some DIY tasks that can help you catch a plumbing disaster before it occurs:

  • Tune your ears to listen for running water behind your walls or floors.
  • Check your water meter after turning off all your plumbing fixtures and see if it’s still claiming water is being used.
  • Pay attention to rising water bills.
  • Inspect your water pressure meter.
  • Keep an eye on damp areas on your ceilings or walls where mold or mildew is growing.
  • Check appliances that are hooked up to your pipe system.

Monitoring these areas and staying alert for any signs of malfunctioning parts or worn-out components lowers the risk of leaks developing in the future.

How To Prevent Leaks In Your Home

Learning what preventative measures to take on a daily or monthly basis is extremely helpful when it comes to preserving your pipe system. Some of the most common ones include:

  • Check the caulk around your tub or shower
  • Invest in leak water alarms
  • Replace washing machine, refrigerator and dishwasher hoses every once in a while
  • Learn how to shut off your water main supply
  • Check out floor pans for underneath your appliances

Each of these tasks is good to do regularly to protect your home from water damage and preserve your bank account.

For Expert Leak Detection Tactics- Hire Gotelli Plumbing!

Are you ready to experience the Gotelli difference and leave your plumbing leaks, repairs and replacements in our team’s trustworthy hands?

When you hire our technicians, you never have o worry about huge out-of-pocket costs or mediocre services. As a professional, customer-focused team, we’re always happy to provide you with top-of-the-line products and high-quality repairs, tune-ups and replacements.

Feel free to contact us through our website by scheduling a plumbing appointment or give us a call today!

Why Choose Gotelli Plumbing?

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Customer Focused
Our goal is to give every customer the best plumbing service available. Our technicians are professional and well-trained to make sure we achieve that goal.
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Family-Owned and Operated
We're a family-run business living and working in Marin County, so treating our neighbors like family is the center of our values.
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Our technicians are background checked and trained in the latest plumbing advancements to ensure you get the service your home or business deserves.

What Our Customers Say

Very Professional

Very professional, very accommodating and very successful unclogging solution to our plumbing emergency. Many thanks!

Michael M.

Fast and Efficient

It was great working with Sam S! He’s fast and efficient. He found the problem in a matter a few short minutes. Then he had the part delivered to our home. Thank you!!!

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Courteous and Thorough

Cory was very professional, courteous, thorough, and fixed the problem. Also, the women I spoke with on Friday morning was also very courteous and accommodating . 5 stars for sure!!!

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Quick Response Time

The response from Gotelli Plumbing was excellent. The next time Tom arrived right on time and the quality of his work was outstanding. When he finished he walked me through everything he had done and I could not have been more pleased with the results. I’m so thankful to have such professionals available when need and on such short notice.

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Tom provided excellent service. He is obviously experienced- and quickly solved the problem. Our gas had to be shut off, so we were without our stove to cook, furnace to heat and hot water. Our home is happy again!

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Tom of Gotelli Plumbing provided superb service for us in replacing a very balky tub spout, and worn out toilet parts. Not only was he extremely professional and thorough but he was able to answer all my questions concerning the service. I would give 6 stars if I could.

Edward D.

Always on Time

Tom has worked on numerous plumbing issues in our home over the years. He’s always on time, polite, hard working and an excellent plumber overall. I strongly recommend Tom R. for any plumbing jobs you need! We’ll continue to use Tom for all our future plumbing problems. Thanks!

Rachel C.

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Fantastic service from Steve, who came to our home on time, surveyed the issue, and came back to fix the problem – all with a smile.

Bill D.

Great Experience

I had a great experience with Gotelli Plumbing when we needed a leak in a pipe fixed. Tom was professional and friendly. He also got the job done faster than original estimated, so the work was less expensive than I anticipated. I will use Gotelli Plumbing again in the future.

Kendall F.

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Water heater died just in time for Thanksgiving company to arrive. Gotelli sent Joey out first thing this morning. Not only was Joey a super nice guy, he fixed our heater quickly and for $450 less than a competitors bid. Will be going to these guys for all of our plumbing needs in the future!

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