Water Leak Detection
Hidden Water Leaks
A leak in your plumbing system can cause a great deal of damage to your home and your belongings. The water can weaken the structure of your home, warp floors and walls and ruin furniture and other belongings. The dampness can also lead to the growth of harmful mold and bacteria.
Often times, when a leak occurs, the source is readily evident. Either one can see the rushing water or hear its sound. Smaller leaks, however, can be more insidious. The water hidden inside your walls or ceiling can travel a great distance before it becomes evident, making it difficult to know where the problem lies.
Other hidden leaks can occur in underground pipes or pipes that run under concrete. You may not even be aware that it is happening unless you happen to notice water pooling in parts of your yard, hear a gurgling or dripping sound, or notice an increase on your monthly usage bill.
If you suspect you have a hidden leak, you can check by first making sure that all the taps in your house are shut off and that none of the appliances that consume water are in use. Then, check your water meter. If it indicates that water is still being consumed, you probably have a hidden leak.
Locating The Source Of Your Water Leak
Gone are the days of opening up ceilings and walls in an effort to locate a hidden leak. We have the use of the latest in leak detection technology. Included among these are sensitive audio equipment that can detect the sound of an underground leak and tiny waterproof video cameras that can travel through pipes allowing us to see the condition of your plumbing from within. These tools greatly minimize the need to damage floors, walls and ceilings.