How Do Plumbers Find Hidden Leaks

Hidden leaks can end up costing you hundreds of dollars a year.

In addition to your water bill increasing, the costs to repair water damage can be extensive especially as the leak continues without a repair.

You have a few things to try on your own to determine where a plumbing leak has occurred. One way is you can turn off all the water in your home and check your water meter. If after a few hours (you haven’t used any water in that time) and the water meter has moved. You have a leak.

How do you know exactly where the leak is?

It may be impossible to locate the water leak by yourself. Especially without the proper equipment. A leak detection plumber may be the answer. To find your leaks – hire an experienced plumber who has the proper leak detection equipment to locate it.

How do plumbers find a hidden leak without tearing into the walls?

Leak detection plumbers have leak detection equipment that can quickly and accurately find the source of water leaks. Even if the leak is under concrete or behind a wall. A leak detection plumber can use ground microphones or listening discs (acoustic listening devices) to find water leaks.

An acoustic amplifier can be used to amplify the sound of plumbing leaks that may be too quiet to hear naturally.

Your plumber may also use video inspection tools and plumbing cameras. Video inspection can pinpoint the exact source of a leak quickly.

A common video inspection tool for detecting water leaks consists of a camera and light mounted onto a fiber optic cable. This can fit into a pipe and send feedback directly to the plumber through a monitor.

Using either leak detection method allows your plumber to find the leak and evaluate different repair options.

If you suspect that you have a plumbing leak somewhere either inside the home or out on the property – call National Plumbing today. Our experienced expert leak detection plumbers will locate your leak and fix it fast.

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