Water and Pipe Leak Repair and Detection
Finding and Repairing Hidden Plumbing Leaks
A hidden water leak that can be hard to find and is not something you want to deal with, because depending on the leak, or the damage it has already caused, may or could lead to foundational repairs in a worst case scenario.
Calling us at Bright Side Plumbing is the better way to solve this issue for you, as we are professional and experienced plumbers to control the situation and prevent more damage and costly repairs.
Signs that you have a leak
The not-so obvious water leak
- Water meter changes, even when the water is turned off and there is no water flow to any of the water aided apparatuses in the home.
- Moist or discolored areas, or soft spots in wood in walls, floors or in your baseboards.
- Warm to the touch areas on the floor, specifically if the warm area is over a concrete slab.
The obvious water leak
Things Your Can Do: Check the following areas and appliances for a water leak
- Shower or tubs
- Washing machine
- Water heater
- Under sinks in the kitchen or bathroom
- Basement walls and floors
Methods plumbers use to detect leaks
Leak Detection Equipment: Plumbers may use specialized leak detection equipment such as electronic leak detectors, acoustic leak detectors, or thermal imaging cameras. These tools help locate hidden leaks by detecting changes in moisture levels, sound frequencies, or temperature differentials.
Pressure Gauges: Pressure gauges are used to measure water pressure in the plumbing system. Plumbers may compare pressure readings at different points to identify potential leaks or irregularities in the system.
Video Inspection Cameras: Plumbers may use specialized cameras that can be inserted into pipes to visually inspect the plumbing system. These cameras help identify leaks, blockages, or damaged pipes that may be causing the leak.
Moisture Meters: Moisture meters are used to measure moisture levels in different materials. Plumbers may use these meters to detect hidden leaks by measuring moisture content in walls, floors, or ceilings.
Listening Devices: Plumbers may use listening devices, such as ground microphones or acoustic listening discs, to detect the sound of water escaping from pipes. These tools can help locate leaks behind walls or underground.
Pressure Testing Kits: Plumbers may perform pressure tests on the plumbing system to check for leaks. They use specialized pressure testing kits to pressurize the system and monitor pressure drops that may indicate a leak.
Pipe Locators: When trying to locate leaks in underground pipes, plumbers use pipe locators. These devices use electromagnetic signals or radio frequencies to trace the path of the pipes, making it easier to identify the leak's location.
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