Is it a Leak? Sebastian Mather Knows the Answer

Posted on June 27, 2018

Image depicts Sebatian Mather, Raider Rooter Leak Detection Specialist

Sebastian Mather, Raider Rooter Leak Detection Specialist, learned the ins and outs of plumbing while serving in the Army. He chose the plumbing industry because of the variation of the day-to-day work, and also the challenges of each project.

One of Sebastian’s most memorable jobs was digging a 65 foot tunnel underneath an elder care facility to correct an unknown issue. No other companies wanted to take on the job because they could not pinpoint the issue to resolve it. It required installing a 1,000 sq. ft. drain field with consecutive septic tanks and lift stations. “It was an immense project. But, I like working through a problem to accomplish my goal, especially because there are many different ways to remedy an issue – sometimes they’re obvious and sometimes they’re not.”

Sebastian will tell you that tracking a leak in your plumbing can be tricky, but certainly necessary. If not corrected in a timely manner, the potential damage can be quite costly. Leaks can damage your pipes, waste water, destroy building materials, and lead to the development of mildew.

While a lot of leaks are hard to detect, there are several warning signs that point to plumbing leaks. For example:

  • Do you hear water running when there’s no water being used?
  • Is mildew appearing on your walls without a possible reason?
  • Has your water bill increased while your water usage has remained the same?
  • Are you noticing cracks forming in your foundation or interior walls?
  • Are there any wet spots or discolored spots on your walls or floor?

All or any combination of these signs are red flags you might have a plumbing leak. The next thing to do is to check your water meter. While no water is being used inside or outside your home, check your meter. Wait an hour or two while still not using any water and check the meter again. If the reading changed, there’s a good chance you have a leak.

Raider Rooter’s qualified service professionals are skilled at locating all types of leaks. We can provide the service needed to help you reduce damage and protect your property. Contact us; we’ve been providing South Florida with reliable, affordable and high-quality plumbing services since 1978. Let us put our expertise to work for you.

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