Leak Detection

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Leak Detection

Detecting Plumbing Leaks


The Value of Leak Detection in Hidden Areas

leak detection repairWater leaks can be very troubling when they happen mysteriously. A water bill that increases significantly can be the first sign of a leak that has gone undetected for any length of time.

Even leaks that are above ground can take place in walls and other locations without any signs to the casual observer. Repairing water lines might not be as hard as leak detection to determine exactly where the problem is.

Many of the people who own homes and businesses have leaks they are unaware of because they may be slow or in places that can’t be seen. Leak detection might not be considered an option if the problem has been going on so long that the high water bill has been accepted as normal.

Leaks Can Show Up in the Darnedest Places

  • Behind walls
  • Under concrete slabs and asphalt
  • Basements
  • Landscaping Irrigation systems
  • Water intrusion in roofs
  • Radiant heat systems

 

Tips for Accurate Leak Detection

Checking for a leak is a rather simple process when you can control water usage. If everything is turned off, simply watching the meter will indicate if leak detection is necessary. Obviously, if the meter moves without any human usage of the facilities, leak detection should be considered, especially if the meter moves quickly.

Leak detection by a qualified professional can save money and the waste of a precious resource, but one of the worst situations that might come from a leak is the damage that it can do to a structure, foundation, or the landscaping. Most large above ground leaks give some telltale signs of their location. Leak detection might not be necessary in a wall, but when water pipes are buried or covered below grade, they can be extremely difficult to find.

On the exterior, leak detection might be a visual inspection that turns up an area that is wet even when there has been no rain. The problem comes when water lines are under asphalt or concrete paving and sidewalks. Even leaks in irrigation lines that go under planting areas can be hard to see if the water has a way to dissipate into the sand. Areas around Tampa make leak detection difficult for this reason.

Benefits of Early Leak Detection

Leak detection can save a great deal of destruction when water is escaping inside a wall or beneath the floor. The sooner the leak is found, the less damage there should be because leak repair can be performed promptly. Pinpointing the area where the pipe is losing water can mean the difference in cutting out a huge section of floor or just an area large enough to make the repair.

Leak detection specialists use several methods that have proven helpful in reducing the chances of cutting out floors or walls only to discover the leak is not there.

There is sensitive equipment that can help with leak detection by “hearing” the slight sounds made as water spews from a water line. When this doesn’t produce the best results, methodology is used to isolate possible leak locations.

Periodic Sewer Line Leak Detection Tests

Because sewer lines may also develop leaks, it is a good idea to have leak detection tests performed upon occasion. It is much harder to detect a sewer line leak than a water leak, but if left unrepaired it can lead to odor problems, mildew, and even structural damage.

If you suspect there is a hidden leak in or around your home, consider getting in touch with PUR Plumbing Service in Tampa, Florida. They can perform preliminary testing to provide answers and follow up to initiate repairs if you wish.

Their services are available any time you need plumbing help or leak detection. 7 days a week and 24 hours a day, Tampa’s PUR Plumbing is the one call you need to make for all of your plumbing needs.

Your Plumber for Leak Detection
727-475-1474 and 813-579-1920