Water leaks are unexpected and costly to deal with, from the water bill going sky high to damage on your property these issues shouldn’t be left to a mediocre plumber. Call Superior Plumbing and Drains, LLC today and we’ll alleviate your Matthews Water Leaks headaches for good.
We can fix small leaks in an hour while larger leaks may take four hours or more.
We train and verify each employee to ensure you are getting the best plumber for the job.
We are licensed, bonded, and insured to complete any plumbing task with our professional 24-hour plumbers.
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Located between Charlotte and Monroe, Matthews was incorporated as a municipal corporation in 1879. Today, Matthews, NC boasts a population of over 30,000 residents. Matthews is recognized as a “bee city” as of December 2014, making it one of only five Bee Cities at the time. Matthews is a great place to work and raise a family and home to many of our awesome customers.
Matthews Water Leaks
Home leaks may be a headache unlike any other; one day, you receive a bill in the mail that is far larger than you could have ever expected, only to discover that the source of the problem was a toilet flapper. Your water bill might increase by twofold if something as simple as an outdated toilet flapper stops holding water. The rubber components known as toilet flappers are responsible for releasing the water that has been kept in the tank to cause the toilet to flush. Insignificant volumes of water that have accumulated over a month can be released when a flapper is blocked or damaged, which will dramatically increase your monthly water bill. It is also very hard to catch this if you don’t know what to look for but lucky for you, Superior Plumbing and Drains, LLC, are experts at spotting water leaks. This is one of the simplest issues and a very common one for high water bills.
Leak in the house
When leaks occur in your walls, ceilings, slab, crawlspace, and floors, they can be among the most destructive types of leaks. Call us, your 24-hour plumber, if you have an emergency since we have plumbers on call and waiting for someone to call. Sometimes it’s simple to locate these leaks, but it’s more difficult to fix them. The most difficult to find would be the leaks in your crawl space, most homeowners have never even seen their crawl space and don’t care to look. In the crawl, they can accumulate and grow, resulting in mold and mildew. In 48 hours, mold starts to grow and spread when water pours through a wall, creating a perfect environment for it to thrive. The biggest amount of sheetrock needs to be cut in order to access ceiling leaks, despite the fact that they are typically straightforward to discover. Since the plumber needs to work on the ceiling, we must make space for him. An expert in water restoration may need to be hired if the water intrusion is severe enough to endanger the home’s structural integrity or prevent the spread of mold.
A slab leak would be the most challenging of the Matthews water leaks to address. Both finding one and even realizing you have one are incredibly challenging tasks. Typically, they take a very long time to surface because they are located beneath the concrete. Once the leaky pipe has been located, it must be revealed by removing concrete before the fix can be completed. The preparation to reach the pipe will start as the floors rise as a result. To remove the concrete, a jackhammer will be required, and the dirt will need to be manually dug. Due to the labor-intensive nature of exposing a line like this, slab leaks are quite expensive. The expense of removing the concrete is often covered by home insurance, but not the cost of fixing the pipe.
Your yard is where you’ll find yet another typical type of water leak. Every home has a water line that supplies it with either well water or city water, depending on the location. These are normally buried 18 inches underground in accordance with N.C. Plumbing law. Most of the time, water leaks in the yard are visible. The majority of the time, they can be repaired, but we have always advised against doing so. As we usually say, if it leaks once, it will leak again. A repair is only a bandaid on a deeper problem in your yard. Water lines in particular are covered by this statement. In order to find your utility lines, including gas, electrical, internet, and cable, we need to dial 811 before installing a standard water line. When these lines are found, it is safe to dig in your yard without disturbing them. In front of your meter and where the water line is supposed to enter your home, we will dig up using a shovel. In crawlspaces, we extend our new line beneath the house and join it to the existing mainline there. Using our mini-excavator, we start excavating the lines when they have been found and dug. approaching your home from the meter outward. On this excavator, our workers have received training, and they are great specialists. Following excavation, a PRV, shut-off, and box will be installed on the water line. The high water pressure caused by the PRV will lessen the strain on the newly installed line and fixtures throughout the house. So that it won’t freeze during our winters, it will be 18 inches deep. We re-cover our line after installation and inspection, and if the homeowner so requests, we will also spread grass seed and hay straw.
Improving your water lines lifespan
PRV (City water only)
Any new home nowadays must have a PRV, or pressure reducing valve. A home’s pressure is supposed to be 80 psi or less, PRV’s will bring it down to 80 – 65 psi giving you protection to the whole system. The city is required to increase the pressure in a particular area as population increases and new dwellings are constructed. Because Matthews, North Carolina is growing at such a rapid rate, you should arm yourself with a new PRV now rather than later. Additionally, this pressure will rise more at night, when it is least used. Without a PRV, this can happen and impact every water pipe in your house. Installations in a separate meter box with a shut-off should be placed in front of your city meter, as advised by our firm. This will safeguard both the interior fittings of your home and the entire line that enters it.
Well switches, tanks and more.
Although they function somewhat differently than city water, wells achieve the same goal in the end. moving water from one location to another. In order to get the water out of the ground and into your home, this method involves using a well pump along with a few other tools. Pump, bladder tank, and pressure switch are typically seen in wells. You obtain water thanks to these three essential ingredients. The bladder tank stores a specific volume of water while maintaining pressure thanks to the pump, which also raises the water. The well switch then kicks on and pushes that water to you at a given PSI. Continually, these gadgets must function as a unit. Afterward, the connection is run to your house from a well house. Since the water is already under pressure from a tank that is set at a specific PSI, a PRV is not necessary. The system should undergo a comprehensive inspection every two years.
To control the pressure brought on by thermal expansion, an expansion tank is a device. As a result of the water expanding and increasing pressure as it heats up in your water heater, the system is put under increased stress. Due to its balloon-like internal structure, the expansion tank can withstand this increased pressure.
“Folks at Superior Plumbing do a great job and have a excellent attention to detail. Holden does good quality work and is a great communicator in an engagement. I’d highly recommend the company.” – Christopher Christy
“Our toilet was overflowing, and we reached out to Superior Plumbing to help us. Que came out first thing and got it done. He was very professional and did a great job. This might just be me, but one other thing I really liked was that he left the bathroom clean. Thank you so much for the quick response and thank you Que for everything.” – Himani Sharma
“I was looking for a plumber so I gave Superior Plumbing and Drains a call and I’m happy I did. The office staff was great and Que, the plumber they sent, was more than I could ask for. He was on time, knowledgeable and gave me a good deal. I will be using them for future projects.” – Kimberly Dawson
Water leaks can be some of the most disastrous issues a homeowner can deal with. Acting fast by contacting a qualified plumber can save you thousands in repair, don’t let the water sit and call us to take care of your problem for good.
A small leak can be taken care of within an hour while larger leaks can take a full day to repair.
How much do your services cost?
We charge a $45 service fee to give an estimate on your water leak to be waived at the time of work. Without seeing the size of a water leak we cannot accurately give a price on repairing your leak.
How do I prevent the issue from happening again?
Pressure, Water Quality, and Age are the three main factors to consider when preventing future leaks. PRV deals with the pressure, water filter deals with the quality and both improve the lifespan of your water line.
Pressure Reducing Valve
At Superior Plumbing and Drains, LLC, we always look for ways to help our customers. No matter if it’s through a variety of plumbing options or ways to pay their bill. We have teamed up with Wells Fargo to offer you some great financing options, subject to credit approval, on your next plumbing project!
Superior Plumbing and Drains, LLC is now offering a $50 Referral Bonus to any plumbing jobs over $500! If you refer someone whose plumbing job totals $500 or more, we will write you a $50 check!
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