Water Leak Detection in Columbia, MO

Noticing signs of a hidden water leak? Get the problem resolved quickly and efficiently by calling (573) 777-3660 for professional leak detection. Serving Columbia, MO and surrounding areas.

Pipe leaks are often caused by decay, freezing temperatures, or damage due to construction work or ground shifts. No matter how the leak develops, the resulting problem can quickly turn into a plumbing emergency. 

MasterTech Plumbing, Heating and Cooling provides professional leak detection services for homeowners in Columbia, MO and throughout the Mid-Missouri area. Our plumbing experts can help you pinpoint problem areas and determine the best solution; older homes will eventually need to have water lines repiped

Give us a call to schedule an inspection and receive an estimate for pipe repair or replacement.

Signs You Have a Leaking Water Line

Water line leaks are often difficult to notice right away since they’re hidden behind your walls or ceiling. Some homeowners aren’t aware of a leak until months or years later. 

Proactive homeowners can catch leaks before they have a chance to result in major damage. Look out for these warning signs of a hidden water leak:

  • Sudden increase in your water bill
  • Musty or moldy odors
  • Bubbling or peeling wallpaper
  • Sagging floors or ceiling
  • Water meter running nonstop
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Plumbers and HVAC Experts

Whether you need your air conditioner repaired, a new furnance installed, or your drains cleared, MasterTech Plumbing, Heating and Cooling is happy to help.

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Work With Columbia’s Top
Plumbers and HVAC Experts

Whether you need your air conditioner repaired, a new furnance installed, or your drains cleaned, MasterTech Plumbing, Heating and Cooling is happy to help.

Get in Touch With Us

Why Immediate Leak Detection and Repair is Crucial

A minor leak may seem inconsequential and not a cause for immediate concern. But a leaking pipe is not as trivial as a leaking faucet. Water line leaks, although they can start out small, can eventually turn into a burst pipe emergency if neglected for too long. Hidden leaks can also invite mold growth and affect your health. 

This is why we encourage homeowners to get leaking pipes inspected and fixed as soon as possible. Early leak detection can help you avoid unexpected plumbing disasters while allowing you to enjoy greater peace of mind.

Customer Reviews

Josh is great! He is the one who usually comes to our house. He installed an overhead tank toilet, which is a tricky and time-consuming job. He... overcame many obstacles and stuck with it until the job was completed and done right. Price was also good. MasterTech has always taken care of all our needs in a prompt and professional manner. Emergency service has always been rapid too.read more
Michael Lewis
Michael Lewis
17:24 11 Mar 20
Chris was great. Dispatch was great. We were scheduled quickly. Prices were very competitive. Edit: We had great success having our pipes fixed. Due... to Missouri weather things were touch and go but Master Tech sure delivered! We are so please with the fix, financing and friendliness Master tech and our technician Chris Gilpin provided us. Will forever and always us Master tech. Certainly mighty nice peopleread more
Kimberly Threatt
Kimberly Threatt
01:30 29 Feb 20
We had to have emergency service today, Saturday. A serviceman was here in less than an hour. The repairs were made quickly, the charge was not ... over the top, even though it was not a work day, and the individual was friendly and courteous. We have learned to expect this kind of service from Master Tech. Thank you.read more
Barbara Timbrook
Barbara Timbrook
03:48 26 Jan 20
I recommend MasterTech. They show up when they tell you they will show up. They provide a comprehensive estimate and also a good explanation of the... work that need to be done. Their work is good quality. They usually have the needed parts on their truck so they can do the task in a timely manner. They clean up the work area after the job is finished,read more
Dennis Catlett
Dennis Catlett
22:15 23 Jan 20
A great experience. First, on time, service tech was sent out when promised. Second, quick assessment of the problem (faulty sump pump). The tech... not only quickly replaced the pump, but he made an alteration that will make it easier whenever a replacement has to be made. Bottom line, a most professional service. Certainly would recommend Master Tech to folks needing their service.read more
W B Tichenor
W B Tichenor
16:08 31 Dec 19
MasterTech is so great to work with. They're quick, clean, do great work, and have fair pricing. But the best thing about MasterTech is their people.... Whoever is responsible for their human resources does a terrific job of selecting and/or training them. They're so friendly and provide excellent information and customer service. I highly recommend MasterTech!read more
Jason Black
Jason Black
20:37 26 Dec 19
Previously I had not been impressed with master tech. However, their technician Dillon not only fixed my emergency pipe break at 1am on a holiday but... also saved me as a customer. This was the best service I have ever had at my home. He arrived promptly at 1am. Provided a couple of options on how to fix my problem both in the short and long term and quickly made repairs. He also has provided advice on how to address issues related to the water damage caused by the busted pipe. This was one of the most positive bad situation we have had as homeowners. Thank you Dillon and mastertech.read more
Michael Grote
Michael Grote
20:35 26 Dec 19
I had to change my appointment at the last minute and they were able to accommodate my new availability without any hesitation. My tech was really... professional (Dillion). I got a call and a text to let me know he was on the way. He fixed my problem quickly and was so friendly. This is the second time that I have had to use a plumber and I will use Master Tech again since I have an old house with old plumbing.read more
Leigh Burton
Leigh Burton
14:01 22 Nov 19
HVAC and plumbing under one roof, what else do you need?! Great team!
CJ Roe
CJ Roe
01:06 30 May 18

Our Approach to Leak Detection

MasterTech Plumbing, Heating and Cooling uses a noninvasive approach to leak detection. We will first locate your water line with a digital pipe locator, then check for leaks by using either acoustic leak detectors, infrared cameras, or tracer gas.

Acoustic leak detection is used to track down leaks through sound; the affected area will emit the loudest sound.

Infrared cameras are often used alongside acoustic detectors. The former allows us to locate leaks by checking water movement and temperatures. 

If the leak is located in your outdoor water or sewer line and the depth of the pipe precludes the use of acoustic or infrared equipment, we may consider using tracer gas. This approach involves inserting hydrogen and nitrogen into the pipeline, and wherever the gas leaves the pipe is where we’ll find the leak. 

Once the leak has been found and confirmed, we will discuss the extent of the problem and present you with the right solution. 

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MasterTech Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars based on 1361 customer reviews

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the two plumbers who worked on several problems at my house were both professional and personable.


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Review of MasterTech Plumbing, Heating and Cooling

Josh is top-notch. Whenever we have a plumbing issue we speed-dial Master Tech and know we’ll get it taken care of.


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Review of MasterTech Plumbing, Heating and Cooling

They guys did an excellent job with the new system installation and answering all questions that I had. They worked to make sure everything works great and also looks great as well.


Josh B.

Josh B.

Attempted to repair commercial faucet. Sending replacement bid for approval. Columbia

Near Conley Rd, Columbia, MO 65201
CJ R.

CJ R.

Furnace. Columbia.

Near Business Loop 70 E, Columbia, MO 65201
Isaac K.

Isaac K.

Replace control board. Columbia Missouri.

Near Paris Ct, Columbia, MO 65201
Josh B.

Josh B.

Gave estimate for toilet installations

Near Astoria Way, Columbia, MO 65203
Josh B.

Josh B.

Fixed flue venting issue. Columbia

Near Yale, Columbia, MO 65203

Avoid a plumbing emergency by scheduling water leak detection as soon as possible.

Call (573) 777-3660 for immediate service in Columbia, MO.
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