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  • Leak Detection
    $270 (Condo)
    *labor only
    *up to 2 hours investigation
Are you experiencing the sound of running water even though all your taps are shut? Is your water bill inexplicably climbing? These could be indicators of a hidden leak, a problem that, if ignored, can cause significant damage to your property and encourage the growth of harmful mold.
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Leak Detection Services in Toronto

At Cheap Plumber, we pride ourselves on being your neighborhood plumbing experts in Toronto. Our team of local specialists is ready to swiftly identify and address your plumbing issues, minimizing any potential damage. We specialize in a broad range of leak detection services, from swimming pool leak detection to main water line troubleshooting and repair.

Utilizing advanced, non-destructive techniques, our proficient technicians precisely locate leaks wherever they may be hiding – behind walls, within drain pipes, under flooring, or in other concealed locations. Our methods ensure accurate detection without causing any damage to your property.  Ready to resolve your plumbing problems? Contact for a service call! 

The Cost of Ignoring Leaks

A lingering leak can lead to a steady rise in your water usage, which translates into higher water bills. Did you know that a continuous leak from a hole in a water service pipe can cost you up to $50,000 a year?

Suspect a Leak? Your Property Might Be at Risk.


Understanding the Risks of Water Pipe Leaks in Toronto

Water pipe leaks can pose several serious risks to both your property and wallet, including:

  • Soil Erosion: Leaks can erode the soil that supports structures like your home’s foundation or pool deck, leading to instability and potential damage.
  • Sewer Backups: A severe consequence of leaks can be sewer backup, sometimes forcing homeowners to vacate their properties due to health hazards.
  • Flooding Risks: Unaddressed leaks can cause flooding, damaging the structure of your home as well as furnishings inside.
  • Financial Impact: High water and energy bills can result from unnoticed leaks, impacting your finances.
  • Health Concerns: The presence of mildew, a common byproduct of leaks, can pose health risks.
  • Environmental Impact: Water leaks contribute to the wastage of one of our most precious resources: water.

How to Test for Leaks

  • Using MyWaterToronto: This online tool helps you monitor your water usage. Simply visit MyWaterToronto and enter your utility account details to start tracking your consumption by day, week, month, or year.
  • Meter Dial Observation: Your water meter’s face may have a flow indicator (red triangle or black star) that moves with water flow. To test for leaks, shut off all water sources and watch the meter. Any movement when water isn’t being used could indicate a leak.
  • Toilet Dye Test: Toilets are often leak culprits. Test yours by adding food coloring or dye tablets to the tank and waiting 10-15 minutes without flushing. If the color appears in the bowl, there’s a leak.

Concerned About a Leak? Contact Cheap Plumber at 416-951-2777. We’re here to help with all your plumbing needs!

Underground Water Leak Detection Services by Cheap Plumber

At Cheap Plumber, we are experts in identifying and resolving underground water leaks in Toronto and its neighboring areas. If you’re facing any underground water issues, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at 416-951-2777 or use our online contact form for a prompt consultation.

Steps to Take in Case of a Suspected Leak:

  1. Professional Assessment: The first step is to engage a professional to confirm the presence of a leak.
  2. Leak Detection: Once confirmed, specialized detection services are employed to locate the leak precisely.
  3. Repair and Restoration: The final step involves sealing the leak and conducting any necessary repairs to restore your property to its original state.

Responsibility for Water Leaks in Ontario Condos:

Determining financial responsibility for water damage in a condo complex can be complex. Typically, if the damage affects common areas, the condo corporation’s insurance usually covers the costs, although some expenses may still be passed onto the owners.

Cheap Plumber – Your Local Leak Detection Experts in Toronto and Beyond

Servicing a wide area including Toronto, Mississauga, Markham, Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Etobicoke, King, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, and Vaughan, Cheap Plumber stands as a trusted name in water leak repair and detection.

Why Choose Cheap Plumber?

  • 15+ Years of Excellence: We bring over 15 years of industry-leading experience to the table.
  • Client Trust: Both homeowners and businesses rely on us for their plumbing needs.
  • Comprehensive Service Area: We proudly serve the entire Toronto and GTA region.
  • Transparent Prices: Most of our prices you can find on the website.

Our Commitment to You Includes:

  • Punctuality and Timeliness
  • Advanced Technology and Equipment
  • Respect for Your Property
  • Highly Skilled, Licensed, and Insured Technicians
  • Upfront Pricing

Original Leak Investigation Specialists

For top-notch leak detection and repair services, trust Cheap Plumber. We are the pioneers in leak investigation in your area.

Facing a Leak? Contact us at 416-951-2777 for Immediate Assistance.

Benefits of Choosing Us for Your Drain and Plumbing Repairs

Fixed Prices, No Surprises

At Cheap Plumber, we show our prices up front, so you know exactly what to expect. You won’t find any hidden costs or unexpected bills here.

Always Available with 24/7 Service

Day or night, rain or shine, we're here for you. Our 24/7 service ensures that no matter when a plumbing issue strikes, we're just a call away.

Respect for Your Home

We know that your home is special. Our plumbers treat every house with the utmost respect, ensuring we leave it just as we found it.

Toronto Plumbing Service Area

We are glad to give you services in
different areas of Toronto, such as:

  • York
  • Etobicoke
  • Scarborough
  • Toronto
  • North York
  • East York
  • * All plumbing fixtures and faucets have to be supplied by owners. Price is correct through M-F 7.30 am-5.00 pm. Premium charges will apply for after hours, weekends and hollidays. Parking fee will apply if needed. Cost of the service calls is for the labor only. Price list for Toronto, Mississauga, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Maple and Concord only.

  • * All plumbing fixtures and faucets have to be supplied by owners. Price is correct through M-F 7.30 am-5.00 pm. Premium charges will apply for after hours, weekends and hollidays. Parking fee will apply if needed. Cost of the service calls is for the labor only. Price list for Toronto, Mississauga, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Maple and Concord only.

Cheap Plumber in Toronto and GTA: fair price without adding any hidden costs

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Testimonial Cooper


Aprile 10th, 2023
Pipe In Powder Room and My Experience With CP

A few days ago the sink in the powder room started to leak. The pipe was corroded where the trap is located. I called Max and he sent Andres who replaced the pipe and left the powder room in perfect order. He was fast and efficient. I’ve used Max and his team for 10 years for major jobs replacing lead water lines in the front yard and installing a much-needed backwater valve under my house to prevent flooding during heavy rains. During a winter freeze, my pipes froze inside the wall and burst at midnight. Max’s team was here by breakfast and moved the vulnerable pipes from the exterior wall to inside the ceiling. Hardworking, decent, efficient crew.

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June 15th, 2023
Installation of Water Line

We have had a great experience with Cheap Plumber. They are reasonably priced, offer good advice, and do a quick and professional job. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for plumbing services for their kitchen.

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Aprile 20th, 2023
Installed 2 New Faucets And Repaired Pipe In Garage

Very satisfied with the quality of work. Very nice gentleman. Punctual. Took the time to explain everything to me. Would highly recommend them to anyone. I will call them again if I need work done.

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Valerie from Old Toronto

March 6th, 2022
New Faucet

We got a fast quote on email and a quick appointment slot for our small job. The two guys who came to do the job were efficient and pleasant. Exactly what we had hoped, a small job done well and quickly.

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Ian Lee from Markham

October 25th, 2023
Replaced Horizontal Sewer Line In Basement In 100 Year Old House

I was renovating the basement of my 100-year-old house to replace the very old crumbling clay horizontal sewer line out to the street. I had several unsatisfactory quotes from other plumbers. I then contacted Cheap Plumber. Max was very reasonable and very efficient and timely. They also suggested a backwash valve that will prevent the sewer from ever backing up into the house. I agreed and they provided an excellent price and did a superb job. This week, I decided to install the Moen Flo valve (sold by Home Depot Canada and that shuts off all water to the house – IF ever there is a leak anywhere in the house in the toilet or water tank etc. I immediately contacted Max – who provided an excellent price and was able to install it shortly after the valve arrived. I was very pleased as no leaks and they cleaned up afterwards. I will use Max and Cheap Plumber for any future plumbing jobs. I strongly recommend this company.

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October 26th, 2023
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Max and his team installed a back water valve in my house, replaced some of the water lines, installed new water meter for me. Everything was done quickly, professionally, perfect clean up, filled out and submitted the forms for the rebate from the city. When I noticed a tiny leak after the job completion, a technician was sent over within minutes and everything was fixed very quickly. The services were reasonably priced, and I would definitely recommend this company to anyone with plumbing needs. Thank you!

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December 24th, 2022
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Price was very reasonable, job was done correctly, water temperature issue was resolved. We had multiple people come in to the house before and did not fix the issue, Cheap Plumber was able to correct the situation. We are happy with the service and would definitely call again if we ever run into any issue.

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Rudy from Toronto

May 8th, 2022
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I had to get the water service line replaced because of the new smart water meter requirement. Got quotes on a monday. Went with Max and although I was a little concerned about the lack of reviews on Homestars, I went with my gut and my gut was right. The work was done by wednesday (in by 8:30 out by 3:30). Max and his guys were punctual, careful about maintaining site cleanliness and very respectful. His price was the best of three quotes and he is honest and straightforward in his communication. His follow up once the job was complete was great. I highly recommend Cheap Plumber for any plumbing issue you may have and I am happy with my new water pressure!

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Caroline from North York

October 20th, 2023
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I was one of six houses flooded on my street. All of us had plumbing work done, and I heard only good reports about the work and price.I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Max to my friends, expecting they would get the same positive results.

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Patricia from Scarborough

September 21th 2023
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Our 98 year old cast iron soil pipe needed replacing. Replacing it was tricky as we had a newly renovated kitchen and basement bathroom and the stack was embedded between the outside brick wall and the new tiles and cabinets. Max and his crew did an amazing job of replacing the stack with only minimal damage to the basement bathroom and none to the kitchen. He then had a crew come in to restore the wall, tiles, etc in the basement. The team is hardworking, trustworthy, and professional. This is the second job they have done for us and both times we were more than satisfied. Ps. They are also just really nice people. Worth every penny.

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September 13th 2023
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Andrew did a great job fixing our drain. He was punctual, polite, knowledgeable and very patient with my questions. He quickly identified the problem (tree roots in drain pipe) and worked hard on snaking the tough roots until he was satisfied everything was clear. We were so lucky to have his help. Thanks Max and Andrew!