Leaking pipes are one of the more common and very damaging plumbing problems a home can have. Even a small pinhole leak can destroy drywall rot wood and lead to other major issues like mold growth, not to mention the water that is wasted and drives up your water bill.
Water leaks present a special problem when it comes to repairs. Finding the leak is the hard part! Unless the leak shows up in one of the few visible pipes in your home, you probably will not know where the leak is located. This is the reason why you must rely on experienced plumbing professionals to handle the repair work. Leak detection is an important service that H20 PLumbing & Water Heaters plumbing specialist offer. Using the techniques listed below, our licensed plumbers can find exactly where leaks are occurring so they can accurately and quickly repair them.
Acoustic Listening Devices
Ground microphones and listening discs are among the basic tools that plumbers can use to pinpoint water leaks. Using this type of technology, they can hear the noise of escaping water and dripping even through layers of concrete.
In areas that are too noisy or too deep for using acoustic listening devices, plumbers can use heat scanners that pick up temperature changes. Escaping water causes temperature changes that will show up on the scanners.
Video Inspection Equipment
The most precise leak detection plumbers use is a miniaturized camera mounted on very long fiber optic cables. The camera shows images on a monitor where the plumber can see the condition of the inside of the pipe. This will show where leaks are, and it also provides the plumber with the information that will make it easier to repair the leaking pipe.
Their Expertise Knowledge
There is one other invaluable tool plumbers have for leak detection, their own brain. Licensed plumbers know enough about plumbing systems that they can rapidly narrow down the search area without requiring any special technology at all. That is why you should only call plumbers with the right experience.
If you know you have a water leak somewhere and need a professional plumber, and live in the Middle Tennessee area the do not hesitate to give us a call at 615-864-9459. A H20 plumbing specialist can come out and go over any questions you have to help you with your problem.