Water leakage is a common problem to all households. Usually, the water that you use is metered by your local utility company and when you have water leaking in your property; it can be a big problem for your bills.
One of the most common reasons why people think that they have a leakage is because there are surface waters, high water bills or if there is a noise inside the house. These leaks can come from sewer drains, gravity fed storms and main pressures. If the leakage is left unattended the foundation of your house can be severely damaged and it can cause on your walls, windows and doors may not function properly.
Tips to detect leak
There’s a lot of ways to maintained leak detection in your house and in doing this by yourself, you can save a lot of time and money than pay a professional plumber to do the work for you. Here are some tips to leak detection:
• Look for your pressure relief value on your hot water tank or listen for a hissing sound.
• Remove the top off your toilet tank and listen if there is a derision sound. Another tip for this is to put some drops on your tank and wait for it to colour the bowl if that happens, it is a sign that there is a leak at the bottom of your tank.
• Check the running meter line and the house bibs inside your house.
• Also check your garden.
• If you can’t detect any leakage and you still suspect that there is a leak happening inside your boundaries that is the right time to call a plumber.
If you intend to hire a plumber, make sure that they are professional in leak detection services so that you won’t be billed much higher than that is worth when they spend time and effort looking and fixing your leaks.
In the traditional way of looking for leaks, the plumbers would have to manually look for the damages. They are supposed to do everything that was mentioned on the above tips. But nowadays, through the development of technology, the plumbers have the state of the art that is designed to make their job faster and more successful.
There are plumbing companies today that uses CCTV drainage inspections anywhere inside your house or even the tubes below the ground. They use methods that are non-destructive in that way, they can listen to the noise of pressured pipes and they test the air and hydro of your underground drainage systems to confirm its integrity.
When hiring these kinds of plumbing companies you can expect fast and accurate results in marking the leaks positions and do the appropriate fixtures