Have you had unexpectedly low water pressure in your home, but haven’t found any reason for the problem? You may have an invisible leak. Over the years of servicing South Brisbane, we at National Plumbing have found the best solution to be to carry out a leak detection service, however, we have found that many people are apprehensive about this service as they do not know a whole lot about it.
To help resolve this, we have collected and answered some of our most frequently asked questions, so you can be more informed with your next decision.
What is leak detection?
Much like a doctor uses a stethoscope to listen to a patient’s heart-beat or breathing, a plumber listens for leaks that may be concealed by concrete, plaster or grass. National Plumbing are equipped with leak detection equipment that runs over a surface to ascertain exactly where a leak is coming from in walls, floors and grounds.
How does leak detection work?
Water makes specific noises as it travels along pipes. Our plumbers are trained to decipher if the information they are hearing indicates a cracked or broken pipe, a loose gasket or a leaking faucet. The equipment serves as a microphone which amplifies and sends the frequencies to the plumber’s headphones, the plumber then interprets this information and can locate the leak.
Will my backyard or walls or floors be damaged?
Thanks to great advancements in today’s technology, we have come a long way from simply guessing if there is a leak and where that leak may be to now pin-pointing the exact location. Once, a plumber would have simply ripped up backyards or torn down walls to find a broken pipe only to discover that all the plumbing was functioning perfectly normally. Now, you can save the time and money of the trial and error method and instead, allow the plumber to accurately locate the leak.
Can I do this myself?
If you consider yourself a handy-man or a DIY expert, you may consider tackling the finding of this leak on your own. The best way to go about this would be to hire leak detection equipment, the only downfall is that it is quite costly and difficult to use the equipment accurately with little to no training. This may be one plumbing service that is best left to the professionals.
If you suspect that you have a leaking drain or pipe, don’t ignore the problems as it won’t go away and will likely manifest into a bigger issue. Don’t let water leaks erode your garden, weaken your infrastructure or allow drain blockages to occur. Get in touch with National Plumbing today.
Did you know about the suburb South Brisbane?
South Brisbane is an inner city suburb of Brisbane on the southern bank of the Brisbane River. South Brisbane suburb is directly connected to the Brisbane CBD central business district by the Kurilpa Bridge, Victoria Bridge and Goodwill Bridge.
Want to get around quickly and easily? Public transport services include suburban train stations at South Brisbane and South Bank and South East Busway stations at Cultural Centre, South Bank, and Mater Hill. CityCat ferry services link South Brisbane to other riverside suburbs.
There are a number of educational institutions in South Brisbane including: Brisbane State High School, Somerville House, St Laurence’s College, Griffith University (Southbank Campus) and Southbank Institute of Technology.
The South Bank precinct in South Brisbane contains many notable attractions including: South Bank Parklands, Grey Street and Little Stanley Street, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Queensland Maritime Museum, Queensland Cultural Centre, and much more!