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Need Help with a Leaking Pipe in Port Huron? Count on Us.

It can help to think of your pipes as your plumbing’s circulatory system. Water doesn’t get to a fixture or to the street without them. But, sometimes, this system springs a leak. Unfortunately, because pipes are often tucked away behind walls and under floors, this issue can go undiagnosed. This leads to mold growth and property or foundational damage. If you’ve recently discovered a leaking pipe in Port Huron—or suspect you may have one—we suggest you give (810) 985-7103 a call.

Vincent's Heating & Plumbing has been helping Fort Gratiot and Port Huron fix their water leaks since 1959. This allows us to provide prompt, professional plumbing service that is the envy of our competitors. Our fully-stocked trucks allow us to pinpoint and fix most pipe leaks in one visit.

Common Signs of a Leaking Pipe

Small leaks in the plumbing system result in the average family to wasting 10,000 gallons of water a year. Unfortunately, these small breaches don’t impact our ability to bathe or use the facilities, leading to them being ignored for months on end. Only when a pipe bursts do we recognize the plumbing emergency we face. But the common signs of a pipe in need of repair are subtle and include:

  • An unexplained increase in metered water use
  • The smell of mildew is consistent and unrelated to typical tasks
  • Mold or mildew growth visible on non-shower walls
  • Higher than average water bills
  • Unexplained dripping noises
  • A lack of water pressure in part of your home

Unfortunately, these signs of leaking can also be advance notice of a needed sewer line repair. This is why it’s best to call a plumber instead of trying to troubleshoot the issue on your own. In many cases, the money saved isn’t worth the resulting property damage.

What to Do When You Find a Leak

Though we’ll do our best to get there quickly, you might have to wait a bit before one of our plumbers show up. But you shouldn’t spend that time just twiddling your thumbs. There are steps you can take to try and minimize the impact of your water leak:

  1. Turn Off the Water: To stop further damage, you need to shut off your home’s water flow. This will not only make investigating the leak a lot easier, but will also limit the amount of water wasted.
  2. Empty the Pipes: Though the water is off, your system will still be full of it. Turn on the nearest faucet to let the excess drain away.
  3. Dry the Affected Area: Grab a rag and dry around the damaged area of the pipe. Use a towel to mop up any mess on the floor. Be sure to remove any water condensation or water droplets, too.
  4. Seal the Leak: If the leak is small, you might be able to seal it temporarily—a necessity if the nearest plumbing appointment is a few days out. Pick up some epoxy, a garden hose, some hose clamps, and a roll of waterproof tape.
  5. Turn the Water Back On: If you’re able to seal off the majority of the leak, you should be able to turn the water back on. Avoid running water in that area until a local plumber can implement a more permanent fix.

Reach Out to Our Local Plumbers for Prompt Service

Whether you have a burst pipe or a few pinholes in a water line, our team of plumbing contractors is here to help. Every member of our team truly cares about your comfort and knows how inconvenient a leaking pipe can be. If you have any issues with our company during your leak repair, we vow to do everything we can to set it right. Vincent's Heating & Plumbing is proud to serve Fort Gratiot, Port Huron, Marysville, and the surrounding areas. We work on all brands and types of plumbing equipment including water heaters, tubs, pipes, and sewer lines.

Contact our leak repair experts at (810) 985-7103 to schedule an appointment.

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