Leak Detection and Repairs

When Do You Need Plumbing Repairs?

If something goes wrong with the plumbing throughout you house, whether it is your toilet, showers, roofing, gutters or downpipes, drains or appliances, you can count on a member of the Laser Plumbing Kerikeri team to repair and solve your problem. Laser Plumbers troubleshoot problems, find the cause and fix them with minimal fuss and disruption.

Plumbing systems throughout houses can be very complex and several things can go wrong - trying to solve these problems yourself can lead to things getting worse and by leaving a plumbing problem, its severity may escalate. A problem may also worsen over time due to more damage from the original problem, for example, a leaking pipe may not initially cause much damage, just a little bit of water. Over time the problem may get worse due to the pipe’s age, pressure on the pipe from other sources, or whatever it was that caused the pipe to leak in the first place. If the problem is not solved the leak may become more severe and become a much more costly plumbing repair than it would’ve been.

A leak left overtime will cause mould and rot in the area. If the plumbing problem escalates and the leak becomes more severe you may find yourself with high water bills and water damage that was not anticipated. Laser Plumbing Kerikeri can complete repairs in a timely manner, at a time that suits you best – we’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To avoid a problem from escalating and causing further problems it is best to get your plumbing repairs completed as soon as you notice them. This can save you time and money in the long run.

Shower / Bathroom Repairs

There are several common plumbing emergencies around the home that you may need to get an emergency plumber to attend to as soon as possible. Postponing it can cause more damage to the problem, making it harder to fix, possibly causing irreparable damage to your property. If you have a plumbing problem, but you’re not sure if it is urgent, give Laser Plumbing Kerikeri a call and we will advise you on your best course of action.

Typical plumbing emergencies include:

  • No Hot Water
  • Leaking, Burst or Frozen Pipes
  • Clogged Toilet
  • Burst Tap or Pipes
  • Leaking Shower

Leak Detections and Pipe Repairs

If you find yourself with a leaky pipe, or even worse, a burst pipe, you are going to need a plumber with experience to come and fix or replace the pipe.

The first problem with a pipe leak is the location. If you know the location of the leak, the plumber will be able to start working on the problem immediately, and if not, rest assured - the Laser Plumbing team at Kerikeri is equipped with the latest technology, expert knowledge and experience to find the source of the leak.

Once the location of the leak has been found you will need to get access to the pipe. This may be very simple, or it may prove to be more difficult, such as under the bathtub, requiring time to gain access without creating more damage to your pipes and surrounding walls or floors.

Once the plumber has access to the leak, they will assess the severity of the leak. You may have some idea as to how bad the leak is even before the plumber gets there by looking at how much water has physically leaked out from the pipe. An assessment will then be made on the best way to proceed.

The leak may need to be repaired or replaced depending on the level of damage. To prevent further damage a replacement is a safer option. This will likely be a better and more permanent solution to the problem at hand.

It is important that you get any pipe leaks repaired or replaced before any further damage is done. Some leaks may have been there a long time and not causing too much harm. However, they may be slowly causing damage to drywall and other building materials, and prolonged leaking may cause extensive damage requiring building materials to be replaced. Another concern with leaky pipes is the water getting into any nearby wiring or lights. In this instance you should still book a plumber before they progress and cause larger problems. A hot water pipe leak can be very costly to your power bill, so detecting such a leak is of utmost importance and fixing it soonest will avoid paying those additional costs.

Blocked Toilets

Blocked toilet drains are often caused by excess toilet paper or unwanted objects being flushed down. Common items include kids toys and clothing and a blocked toilet can be a real nuisance, especially if it is the only one on the property. Upon receiving a notification of a blocked toilet, the team at Laser Plumbing Kerikeri will work to get the toilet blockage cleared as quickly as possible.

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