Aurora Plumbing Company Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Water Leak Detection’

How Does Water Leak Detection Work?

Monday, November 14th, 2016

In theory, locating a leaking pipe should be easy, right? However, unless your leak is coming from a clearly visible pipe—which is rare—plumbing leaks can be almost impossible to find for the untrained eye. Fortunately for you, our professional plumbers have the right equipment and training to detect any type of leak.

Water leak detection is one of the most important services we offer—not only do we help find leaks, we also identify the best way to access them and take care of the repair work with the least amount of disruption to building material. Brining in plumbers with state-of-the-art technology and training to use it is the best way to avoid repairs that require tearing up floors, walls, or ceilings.

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Make a New Year’s Resolution to Fix Those Leaks!

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Small leaks throughout your plumbing system may only seem like a minor bother, but they can really start to add up. Water bills take a small hit each month for your trickling faucets, but would you guess that household plumbing leaks account for trillions of gallons of water wasted each year nationwide? That’s enough water to supply 11 million homes!

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Could You Benefit from Water Leak Detection Services?

Monday, June 15th, 2015

Sometimes, a leak in your plumbing system will come in the form of a burst pipe, spraying water all over your property. Some leaks drip from the second floor, while others cause water to pool around your sink. But not all leaks are as evident right away. Hidden plumbing leaks can be some of the most problematic, and you may need a professional to identify them. Take a look at some of the more subtle signs of a leak, and find out why you should schedule water leak detection services at the first sign of plumbing trouble–or even if nothing seems wrong at all.

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How Plumbers Find Leaks in Your Home

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Unless leaks spring from underneath your sink or from a pipe in the garage, they are often difficult to see. Most of your plumbing remains hidden behind walls and floors so your house looks attractive. This does have the disadvantage of making it harder to find where leaks are occurring, or to even know they are happening until you notice water stains, warped floorboards, and high water bills.

However, professional plumbers are skilled and equipped to find all the hidden leaks inside your house. Plumbers use leak detection to pinpoint where they need to work, and they help ensure that the minimal amount of damage (if any) will need to be done to your home’s building material to reach the problematic pipe.

APC Plumbing & Heating has taken care of household water leaks since 1984, and we have the tools and the training necessary to get rid of the breaches in your plumbing. Call for our Denver, CO plumbers today! (And we mean today: don’t let leaks continue a second longer than they have to!)

How Leak Detection Works

Leak detection is a combination of plumbing know-how and high-end equipment operation. It’s an ideal merger of training and technology.

When plumbers first come to a home to s for leaks, they will hunt for visual clues that narrow down the search area and their knowledge of plumbing layout. Once they have found the general region of a leaking pipe, there are a number of tools they can use to make a more precise determination.

The first are acoustical devices, such as listening discs and ground microphones. These enhance sound and allow plumbers to hear the escape of water from a pipe buried even beneath concrete. The plumbers’ trained listening will assist them with finding the leaking spot.

The set of tools are scanners that look for high pressure areas and temperature changes. Water escaping from a pipe within a wall or under a slab will cause an increase in pressure as well as temperature changes, and these scanners can locate them with near pinpoint accuracy.

The final tool is video inspection equipment. A miniaturized camera mounted on fiber-optic cables snakes down drainpipes and sends back a video feed of the pipe interior to a monitor. Using this equipment, plumbers will not only locate the leak but discover its size and how best to fix it. These cameras remove much of the guesswork from pipe repairs.

Leak detection equipment is not consumer grade. Not only do the devices cost too much, but they require training to properly operate and interpret the results. It’s far simpler for you to pick up the phone and call APC Plumbing & Heating and our team of plumbers in Denver, CO. Don’t procrastinate about those leaks: call us and we’ll come to the rescue on the double.

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