Ever spotted a leak in a high-pressure water pipe? It’s easy to see and correct as soon as possible because it’s so obvious. Unfortunately, not all water leaks are obvious, in fact, some can be awfully insidious; subtle but cause irreparable damage. What should you do? Here is a thorough guide:
Is It Difficult To Perform Water Leak Detection?
Yes, it can be difficult to identify a water leak. Worse yet, leaks that go undetected will be paid for, regardless of whether a homeowner knew of their existence or not.
But all hope is not lost. With the right cues, anyone can detect a water leak and take the necessary steps to conduct a thorough leak detection with a competent company like Water Leak Detection.
With such a company, clients have access to state-of-the-art equipment like sensitive acoustic leak detectors that can find gas and water leaks with any type of pipework. They also conduct camera inspections to find leaks in hard-to-reach plumbing work.
Lastly, they are fully capacitated to take care of all types of water and gas leaks, safeguarding families from harm or danger. When you choose Water Leak Detection, you choose a job done right.
Top 3 Reasons Why Leak Detection is Vital
- Substantial Property Damage
This can be a result of leaky faucets, faulty pipes, or even harsh weather conditions. Whatever the reason, water leaks that go undetected can cause major structural damage in commercial properties and homes.
- Increased Utility Bills
Even the tiniest water leaks can result in a huge rise in your water bill if they are accumulated over time.
- Compromised Quality of Water
If water can escape, pollutants (dirt, bacteria, organics, etc.) can enter and degrade the water’s quality.
Leak Detection: 5 Cues To Pick Up With Water Leaks
- A Dripping Sound
While some leaks are completely silent—for example, if water is running along a wall stud—other leaks can occasionally be heard, providing you with an indication as to where the leak is coming from.
- Monitor the Water Bill
Water bills are reasonably predictable on a monthly basis. As a result, if your monthly water bill is unusually high and you haven’t changed your daily water usage, there could be a leak. Keeping an eye on your water bill is in this sense, a wise and proactive move.
- Watch the Water Meter
Monitoring the water meter when suspecting a leak will provide a solid answer. The meter is usually positioned near the street, on the side or rear of the home, near where the water supply line enters the house, beneath a manhole-type cover. Follow these steps to keep an eye on things:
- Turn off all water taps and make sure the dishwasher and laundry machine is turned off.
- Examine the water meter and make a note of the readings. Return in an hour and double-check. If the numbers have changed, you more than likely have a leak.
- If you suspect a leak, call Water Leak Detection.
- Wall Discoloration, a Musty Odour, Mould, or Bubbling Paint
Discoloured walls could be the result of water escaping under the drywall and soaking through to the front. A continual leak also creates the ideal humid environment for mould to thrive over time. Moreover, mould growing inside a wall where you can’t see it could cause a musty odour.
- Keep an Eye Out for Patches of Greener Grass.
Everyone wants a beautiful lawn, but if a section of your lawn is considerably greener (and grows quicker) than the rest, it could be the location of a leaking hidden water line. If the leak is severe enough, you may also notice puddles on the ground’s surface.
Proficient Water Leak Detection Services
All of the aforementioned are indicators of a leak but leak detection is easier said than done. To safeguard your property and avoid high utility bills, contact us. Let’s give you the peace of mind you deserve.