Understanding Modern Leak Detection

Every homeowner knows abstractly that there are many pipes, fittings, and fixtures that work together to provide water throughout their home. But what we often overlook is that all of these things can wear out or become damaged. And when a part of your home’s plumbing system fails, that often means a water leak. But sadly, many of these signs of trouble are concealed in the walls, floors, ceilings, or under the foundation of your home, making them very difficult to locate. These hidden or concealed leaks can cause significant water damage if they are not found and repaired quickly.

The Modern Leak Detection Process

In the past, leak detection was more a seek and find game than a science. Plumbers would try to guess the leak’s location and then open walls and floors with a saw or sledgehammer to determine if they were correct. And while this process eventually led to locating the leak, it also resulted in some major damage to the house’s interior. Fortunately, modern technology has come to the rescue.

Currently, professional leak detection experts use years of hands-on experience and expertise, along with some very advanced technology, to locate hidden leaks in a non-invasive manner. It all starts with determining if there really is a leak somewhere in your home. This is often done by monitoring your water meter while no water is being used inside or outside the house. If the needle on the meter is still moving, there is a leak somewhere that needs to be located.

That location process involves pressure testing water lines, using moisture sensors, sound amplification tools, and even thermal imaging to locate the leak. And all of these tools allow leak detection specialists to investigate without destroying your home. In particular, the sound amplification tool is so sensitive that it can detect a single drop of water leaking under a concrete slab foundation. And with years of training and practice, leak detection pros can pinpoint even small leaks before ever opening the walls or floors of your home.

Once the leak is located and accessed, the team at Leak1 Leak Detection provides a free, no-obligation price quote for any necessary repairs. It could be a small leak in a pipe or fitting, or an entire water line could be worn out and need replacement. But whatever is discovered, our licensed plumbers will give you the options you need to have it corrected quickly and cost-effectively.

The Signs Of A Hidden Water Leak

Because the leak is hidden deep inside your home, you might be wondering how you even know that there is a problem. And in many cases, you will need to understand the subtle signs of a concealed leak to know when to call in the pros at (866) 619-7063. Some of the most common indications of a hidden leak include:

  • Unexplained moist areas on the flooring or carpet
  • An unusually hot or cold spot on the floor
  • Cracks in the foundation or flooring
  • Unexpectedly high water bill
  • The sound of running or dripping water
  • Mildew or mold on flooring or coming through the drywall or other surface of a wall

If you notice any of these signs of a hidden leak, fast action is essential. In just 48 hours, a small leak can create enough moisture for mildew and mold to begin to invade your home. If left unrepaired, the leak will continue to create costly damage and promote more mold issues. Call the leak detection specialists at (866) 619-7063, and know that the Leak1 Leak Detection team will have the leak located quickly and non-invasively.