Any leaks in your home’s plumbing need to be taken care of as soon as possible. Leaks not only waste water and inflate your bills, they also cause extensive damage to building material, destroy belongings, cause uncomfortable increases in indoor humidity, and trigger the growth of mildew and dangerous molds.
However, there is a tricky problem when it comes to water leaks: actually finding them. Most indoor plumbing runs hidden from sight behind drywall and floorboards. The only place where you will routinely see exposed pipes is underneath sinks. If leaks start in your plumbing, you may see signs of the problem—such as stains on the walls, warped boards, and rising water expenses—but you will still not know exactly where the leaking pipe is.
This is where professional water leak detection in Phoenix, AZ will help you. When you contact skilled plumbers like those on staff at The Trusted Plumber, you’ll receive leak detection that will pinpoint exactly where the plumbers need to cut through drywall, remove boards, or drill through concrete slabs. Through the precision techniques of leak detection, the plumbers will cause the least disruption to building material as possible.
How Leak Detection is Done
What sets professional leak detection apart is the advanced equipment and the technicians’ skill at using them and interpreting their data.
The most common tool used in leak detection is acoustic equipment, such as listening discs and ground microphones. These allow the plumber’s trained ear to detect the sound of water escaping a pipe even through thick building material. Another way of locating where water is escaping is through thermal scanners that can detect the changes in temperature around the leaking pipe.
The surest way to find a leak is using video camera inspection equipment. Miniaturization technology allows plumbers to send tiny cameras down drains on fiber optic cables and see a visual of the inside of the pipes on a monitor. Not only does this show the plumber the exact location of the leak, but also its type and size. The plumbing work will go faster with this information.
Although it is possible to find professional leak detection equipment for sale through some specialty online retailers, they are both too expensive and too complicated for untrained professionals to use. Leak detection is a job to leave to licensed plumbers who come with the proper tools.
The Trusted Plumber offers quality plumbing repair in Phoenix, AZ. We stand behind our work with a 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee, and have emergency service available for when a massive pipe leak catches you by surprise. Contact us today and let us know about any leaks you have in your plumbing that need fixing.