Your home is at risk from a hidden water leak. Many times, the homeowner suspects a problem without seeing the whole picture. A warm spot on the floor ( with under slab piping) or the sound of water might be your first clue. Visible cracks in your floor, tiles, bricks or moldings could signify a water leak.
Other times, the family accountant sees a trend in the monthly bills. If your bill is rising consistently but your water use habits haven’t changed, a leak may be to blame. Gather some bills from the past few months and compare them to see if there’s a steady increase. The Environmental Protection Agency recommends checking your winter water usage to find out if a leak is occurring somewhere in your home.
If a family of four is using more than 12,000 gallons of water per month, there’s probably a serious leak problem somewhere in your plumbing system. Check your meter for “usage” while you have turned off all appliances and faucets.
Even when you know you have a leak, you’ll need help finding the source and then repairing it. You need specialized services with high tech tools:
Leak Detection 1, 2, 3
1. When you call a Louisiana Leak Detection to find the source of a hidden leak, they will begin by 1) doing a walk through of your home to check for any signs or clues of a possible leak. A leak detection system monitors the flow of water through a pipeline. When abnormal behavior is detected, the system cuts off the water flow to the entirety of the household by closing a valve within the leak detector. Leak detection systems are usually installed at the water’s point of entry into the home.
2. Next, they will detect leaks with advanced imaging in a non-invasive manner that does not cause damage to your property. Advanced technology including cameras, infrared cameras, and SONAR imaging identify leaks quickly and accurately.
3. They will provide a detailed report of where the leak is located so it can be repaired.
Pipeline leak detection is used to determine where a leak has occurred in systems that contain liquids. The methods of detection include hydrostatic testing, infrared and laser technology, and are used after pipeline creation.
While a faucet leak may be obvious, and fairly straightforward, not all leaks are so apparent. Leaks underneath the foundation of a home or behind a wall can be difficult for a homeowner to find. That’s where professional water leak detection comes into play. Reputable foundation and slab repair professionals will perform a complete inspection. They’ll follow up with an honest evaluation of your situation and give you a transparent explanation of your repair options and what they will cost.
Get the information you need to address your problem. Modern technology allows for accurate, non-destructive slab leak detection.