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Leak Detection, Location and Repair in Reading

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A leak in your plumbing system will not only cause you worry but can also do damage to your home or businesses structure. Here at Essig Plumbing and Heating we have over 70 years of plumbing experience we have seen many leaks. A leak is most often caused by aging pipes, but can also be due to poor installation, tree root infiltration and the use of caustic drain cleaning chemicals. There are several signs to look for when determining if you have a leak present in your plumbing:

  • Weak ground
  • Water Spots
  • Puddles on the floor or at the base of walls
  • Visible water dripping
  • Puddles in the yard
  • Water spray


How Are Leaks Located?

Leaks can be tricky to find because some leaks can be as small as a pinpoint, but under pressure, those small leaks can still lead to significant damage. In years past, plumbers only had one way of determining the location of leaks in piping that was obscured by foundations and landscaping, digging through the obstruction and visually inspecting the pipes. With advances in technology, Essig Plumbing and Heating is now able to see inside you pipes without excavation. When we arrive at your home, we will:

  • Assess the area where the signs of the leak are present
  • Insert a small camera into the pipes
  • Use video equipment to move through the pipes
  • Inspect the inside pipe wills to locate the leak
  • Present a detailed quote with upfront pricing

Leak detection helps protect the integrity of your property while locating the leak quickly and efficiently.


How Are Leaks Repaired?

When we use the video inspection equipment, we are able to pinpoint the exact area of your leak. With a detailed location, we will typically only need to cut into walls, floors and landscaping in the location of the leak. For minor leaks, we are usually able to replace a small length of pipe to remove the damaged piping. In pipes that have several large leaks or excessive damage, a whole home pipe replacement may be required.


24 Hour Emergency Response

Leaks can occur at any time; we are here 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Do not allow leaks to do expensive damage to your home; call Essig Plumbing and Heating today.

About Essig

Since 1938, Paul W. Essig, Inc. has been recognized as the plumbing expert in Berks County. Over the last 70 years, we’ve expanded our services to include heating, air conditioning, drain maintenance and installation, water conditioning and electrical. And we’re proud to deliver the same level of expertise and professionalism we have established in plumbing, to these other areas.

Essig has built a standard of outstanding service and our commitment to excellence begins with your call. Our highly trained technicians will determine the best solution for your situation and you can be confident that you’ll be presented with price options whenever possible. When you call Essig, you can rest assured that your emergency is our emergency. Our customers know that we’re available 24 hours a day. So whether it’s a clogged drain, leaking pipe or malfunctioning heat or air conditioning unit, we’re there for you when you need us the most.