Water Leak Detection in Maryland & Washington, DC

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If your shower’s water pressure isn’t what it once was, or you’re noticing puddles on your front lawn, you may have a water leak. But where?

The experienced plumbers at Michael Bonsby HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical can identify the source of a plumbing leak and fix it fast. We offer extensive plumbing and sewer leak repairs to homes throughout Montgomery County, MD, and Washington, DC.

If you think your home has a leak, call 301-990-7970 or contact us online to schedule leak detection services.

Our Expert Plumbers Can Find All Leaks in Your Home & Yard


Don’t wait to fix a leak. Call us for emergency plumbing leak repairs.

When it comes to plumbing repair issues such as a water leak, it’s important to address them quickly. Waiting to repair a broken pipe or patch a water leak can cause significant and costly problems, such as flooding, water damage, and more.

At Michael Bonsby, we offer plumbing repairs for these issues:

Finding Underground Water Leaks in Your Sewer Line

It can be difficult to identify leaks in underground pipes, but there are a few signs you can look for:

  • Sudden or dramatic increase in your water bill with no clear source
  • Reduced water pressure
  • Cracks or bulges in the sidewalk or driveway
  • Sinkholes in your yard
  • Noticeable cracks or wet spots in the foundation of your home
  • Consistent water in the street or pooling in the yard

If you notice any of these problems, especially if you haven’t had issues before, contact Michael Bonsby right away. Our team has the proper equipment and the latest technology to detect sewer line leaks and repair them with as little disruption to your lawn as possible.

Signs You Have a Leak in Your Home

Ceiling stains from a pipe leak.

Water leaks in your home are a mess and a headache but can also lead to much larger problems if not addressed immediately. Here are some common signs you have a leak in your home:

  • Wet spots on walls or ceilings
  • Increased water bill
  • Low water pressure
  • Mold and mildew on walls, ceilings, or baseboards
  • Peeling or bubbling wallpaper or paint
  • Ceiling sags
  • Unexplained flooring damage

If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to call a professional plumber. However, sometimes the signs aren’t obvious.

If you suspect a leak but don’t see obvious signs, our trained and experienced plumbers can detect the source of the leak and resolve the problem promptly.

Call 301-990-7970 or contact us online to schedule water leak detection in the Maryland area.

Plumbing Leak Repair

In addition to our leak detection and repair services, we’re also proud to offer these plumbing services to our neighbors throughout the area:

Call 301-990-7970 if you need to schedule plumbing repairs such as drain cleaning or sewer line repair.

Why Schedule Plumbing Service With Michael Bonsby HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical?

When you choose Michael Bonsby, you can be sure you’ll receive quality service and professional, experienced technicians, as well as:

  • Family-owned and -operated business values
  • Complete customer satisfaction guarantee
  • Trained, educated, and licensed professionals
  • Accurate quotes
  • Friendly and reliable service

Call 301-990-7970 or contact us online to schedule plumbing service in Montgomery County.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can Plumbers Find Leaks?

In addition to visual inspections, we can use a wide range of tools and technologies to detect leaks. These include camera-mounted systems attached to fiber optic cables that we can insert deep into your plumbing system. We can also use thermal imaging cameras, moisture meters, and leak tracers to pinpoint the location and extent of any leaks in your plumbing system.

Which Pipe Material Is Best For My Home?

Copper is not prone to leaks or corrosion. This makes it a durable, safe option that will provide reliable performance when used for cold/hot water. PVC can also be used for hot/cold potable water, but is better suited for use in sewage lines and drainage applications.

If you have an older home, you may have galvanized pipe, which you may want to replace because it has a tendency to corrode as it ages.

How Long Do Plumbing Pipes Last Before Leaking?

It depends on the type of pipe, the quality of the installation, soil conditions, and many other factors. As a general rule, you can expect your pipes to fail within these estimated timelines:

  • Brass pipes: 40–70 years
  • Copper pipes: 40–50 years years
  • Galvanized steel pipes: 20–50 years
  • PVC pipes: 25–40 years

Is PEX a Better Option Than PVC?

Many homeowners want to replace older PVC with PEX pipes. PEX pipes are flexible, easy to install, and are resistant to corrosion. They also don’t require glue to install, which means there’s less risk of toxins leaking into the water.

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