At Knight, our leak detection service in Calgary is designed to help you check for a leak if one is suspected. Our methods vary depending on your particular situation, but we may measure the water pressure in your pipe to see how it compares to the average. We also employ advanced technology to inspect inside your pipes or behind walls, and in some cases, we may use digging or drilling techniques to expose damaged pipes if needed.
There are many different water leak risks in your average Calgary home. If you want to know if there is anything you can do to prevent possible future leaks, one of our professional plumbing experts can do an evaluation and let you know where your dangers are.
Installing a water level alarm will advise you if your basement is flooding, but making sure your plumbing and utility machines are updated and in good working order will help prevent you from ever needing a flooded basement alarm. From a slow leak under a sink to furnaces leaking water, without leak monitors you may find yourself spending a lot of time checking all the potential culprits for leaks. With Calgary’s cold winters, making sure your pipes are protected from freezing and bursting is also essential.
Warning Signs of a Plumbing Leak
- An unusually high water bill.
- Walls & Floors feel moist to the touch.
- Water stains & discoloration are showing on your ceiling or walls
- Water from the tap is rusty or your sinks are rust-stained
- There is part of your yard that is soggy or you notice erosion near your foundation.
- After confirming no water is being used, your water meter is still running.
Damage from Undetected Leaks
The longer a leak goes undetected, the more expensive it will be to fix. This is true in part for your standard utility bills- water bills as well as utilities for powering your hot water tank if your leak is coming from the hot water line.
What will be the highest cost is the damage water does to your home. Floors or walls commonly made of giprock or wood, will become soggy or moist and need replacing. Leaving moisture behind to sit will lead to mold and mildew accumulation that will spread and cause even more damage. It’s easy to think out of sight, out of mind and that is typically what causes the biggest issue.
Depending on where the leak is, it can also mean erosion for your home’s foundation or rusting and damaging anything that gets in contact with the leak- rusting out furnace pipes or ruining equipment that shouldn’t get wet.
Flo By Moen Leak Detector
The Flo Smart Water Monitor and Shutoff by Moen is the best defence you can get in leak prevention and protection. It doesn’t just tell you when it senses leakes or moisture (such as an overflowing drain, or a burst pipe), it also keeps and eye on your whole water system to control and conserve your home’s water. It is a smart water valve that gets added to the main water supply and will send notifications to your phone if there is an issue such as high water pressure that could indicate a clog or frozen pipe- allowing you to fix the issue before it gets worse.
Combining the Smater Water detector with the Monitor & Shutoff, you get full home protection. You can monitor your usage and set conservation goals in the app, as well as perform daily leak tests to catch any (even the smalles pinhole) leaks that may have begun.
This also connects to Alexa or Google Assistant for hands-off monitoring!
Knight Plumbing are Calgary’s Leak Experts
Your pipes don’t care what time it is, and sometimes it just can’t wait until morning. When you need emergency leak repair, give us a call- our world-class customer support representatives are available 24/7 to take your call. We offer reliable pricing and quality service with no hidden fees from Calgary’s top professional plumbers!
If you don’t have an emergency but want to make sure your home is protected and you are aware of any leak risks, we can help with that too! We give fair and accurate pricing, with no pressure to buy! Our plumbing experts can do an in-home inspection & evaluation before recommending any upgrades or repairs, and will walk you through each option available to be sure you are comfortable with your choice.
Don’t let your leak flow- give Calgary’s best plumbers a call and we’ll make sure you are well taken care of!
Why Choose Knight?
Over 40 years of service
Knight has been providing quality plumbing services in Calgary AB and the surrounding areas since 1970. Knight has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 1991.
Financing options available
We offer financing with low monthly rates. You can finance almost any kind of service we offer.
24/7 emergency service
We have a true 24-7-365 emergency service with a real person answering the phones: no callbacks, no answering machines, no voicemail.
Award-winning customer service
Let us show you the quality of service that earned us several awards – including the HomeStars Best of Award in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021!
Full price quote in advance
We never have hidden fees, so you always know what your service will cost before we even start.
100% satisfaction guaranteed
We stand behind our work, and if we fail to completely satisfy you, we’ll happily work with you until we do. The job isn’t done until you’re satisfied.