PLUMBING LEAK DETECTION
Professional Plumbing Assistance by Premier Comfort
Most homes have one or two very slow leaks hidden in their plumbing system. The majority of these are at faucets and appliances and are so slow that they aren’t ever noticed. But these small leaks can add up, costing you hundreds of dollars (or more) per year! Premier Comfort plumbers know what to look for and will help you shut down that monthly leak from your pocket book!
Leaks can lead to high home repair costs in the form of:
- Wasted Water
- Damaged Wall Boards
- Carpet Water Stains
- Mold Growth in Crawl Spaces
How to Identify a Plumbing Leak
Before you call a plumber, it’s worth your time to identify whether or not you have a plumbing leak in the first place. The signs of a leak are pretty evident:
- High Water Bills
- Pooling Water Near Appliances
- Water Damage on Carpets, Ceilings, and Walls
- Dripping Faucets or Ceilings
For the last three, the leaks are pretty obvious. But when it comes to subtle leaks, that are hidden and dry out just quickly enough to evade detection, how can you be certain that you aren’t just spending that much water each month?
First, make sure that no water is running in your home. Take a look at the water meter outside and check for movement. If the dial is still spinning, you have a leak somewhere in your home.
You can take this check a step further by shutting off the water main for your home. With the water turned off, rechecking the dial should tell you if the leak is located inside or outside your home’s plumbing. Once you know for certain that there’s an actual leak, it’s time to call Premier Comfort for identification and plumbing repair!
Professional Leak Detection
Hiring a professional plumber for leak detection guarantees that we’ll find the source of the leak and fix it to prevent future (or further) water damage and high utility bills. How do we find leaks in the plumbing without digging into the walls? A suite of tools designed specifically to find hidden leaks.
A quick visual inspection of available pipes and walls is used to narrow the search to specific problem areas. Water damage is usually the easiest way to find a leaky pipe, but when you want to find the leak before it causes problems, we use listening devices and IR cameras to find the source of the leak.
Professional leak detection is mostly listening. Acoustic technology can pick up the sound of a drop of water through a wall and pinpoint exactly where the drip is occurring. Once we know where the leak is, we can minimize the amount of repair work that will need to be done for your home. Accurate drip locating is just another quality service offered by Premier Comfort Services.
Call Premier Comfort Services for accurate leak detection and fast repairs today at 561-444-3670!