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Why You Need Professional Leak Detection Services

Posted on: April 4, 2016

Leaks in pipes are one of the more common repair problems in residential plumbing. Corrosion, pinhole leaks, loose fittings, and more can cause pipes to begin to lose water. Even a small leak can lead to extensive damage to building material. But unless an exposed pipe, like one underneath a sink, springs a leak, it can be difficult to notice where the leaking is happening. You’ll notice higher water bills, drops in water pressure, and signs of water damage… but finding the actual leaking pipe behind layers of drywall or floorboards is tricky.

Leak detection professionals

You must only rely on licensed, professional plumbers to take care of fixing leaking pipes. Plumbers have special tools to detect where leaks are occurring, as well as the skill to use those tools. You can’t purchase this equipment on your own and expect to get results! Even if you could pinpoint the leaking pipes on your own, accessing the pipe to replace it without causing extensive damage to your home’s building material is something that only a skilled plumber can achieve. Save yourself time, money, and great amount of disruption to your home and always contact plumbers who offer leak detection services from the start.

What leak detection involves

There are multiple ways for plumbers to find hidden leaks. Expert plumbing knowledge gives them a head start even before they bring in the advanced tools: they can follow outward signs and clues to narrow down the search area. Then they bring in special tools, such as listening discs that can hear the escape of water from a pipe even through layers of concrete. Pressure sensors that locate changes in temperature around a leaking pipe are also useful. One of the most accurate devices is a video camera mounted on a long drain snake, which can return clear images of the inside of the pipes to show not only where the leak is, but the extent of it and how best to repair it.

Bud Matthews Services in Durham, NC is here to help you with finding and fixing hidden leaks. When you suspect leaky plumbing, call us right away!

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