Finding Hidden Water Leaks in Concealed Water Systems

No matter where you may be in the world, water is always considered a precious resource. Homeowners strive for responsible water usage in order to contribute to their community’s positive environmental impact. But despite their diligence, every now and then, leakages will occur in their property. And when they go undetected for an extended period of time, it can result in a significant wastage of water.

When you have a leak at home, your utility bills go up because it takes you much longer (and you need to use up more water) to finish household chores that require water. The leakage will also cause low water pressure, so home appliances that use water like dishwashers, washing machines and water heaters become less efficient.

Follow the drops of water

It can be easy to spot leaks from taps and pipes that are visible, like in the shower and toilet area, around the kitchen sink, or by the faucet in the lawn where you connect your garden house. The challenge, however, lies in finding hidden water leaks around the house. These pertain to leaks behind walls, in basements, under concrete slabs and asphalt, in radiant heat systems and irrigation systems, and water intrusion in roofs.

If you suspect a leak in your home, you can try a simple DIY method of checking for it even if the pipes are hidden behind walls. You can turn off all faucets in your home (if there are any drippy ones, or if your toilet runs between flushes, it’s best to close the shutoff valves). Next, head over to your water meter and check the position of the “1 cubic foot” dial. Wait two hours and check the meter again — if the dial has moved, then you certainly have a leak.

The more efficient manner of addressing this problem, however, would be to contact commercial plumbing contractors as soon as you can so the wastage can be stopped in the quickest time possible.

Expertise and technology combined

Professional plumbing specialists would have the proper knowledge, training and experience in detecting both concealed and obvious leaks. They do this by searching for unwanted sources of gas, moisture or water through the use of various technologies: pressure electronic thermal, acoustical, or moisture detection equipment.

By using techniques that utilize radar waves, magnification of the sound of the leaks, or detectors of gas, commercial plumbers can pinpoint the exact location of the leak and even its size so they can employ the proper methods of fixing the leak. Thanks to advanced technology, highly skilled professionals, and a commitment to the conservation of precious water resources, your home can become leak-free once again, and you can go on maintaining an environmentally conscious household.