What Type of Equipment is Used to Detect Plumbing Leaks?
Here at Brewer Commercial Plumbing Services, we provide both commercial plumbing installation and repair services across most of Arizona. With our Phoenix location, we’re able to service most parts of the Valley with our 24-hour emergency services, as well as during regular business hours.
In this article, let’s talk about leaks. Leaks are one of the most popular challenges we encounter on the jobsite. If water is finding a way out, it’s our job to get in there and find out why. We identify symptoms as well as the source of the problem with state-of-the-art equipment and strategy.
Leaks can be found in any water system or problem area, including behind walls, under concrete slabs or asphalt, basements, roots, irrigation systems and more. The type of equipment used will have a lot to do with the type of leak and area we’re dealing with. Concealed, or more obvious leaks, will require different equipment for detection and repair.
Leaks can be most troublesome when the source is hard to find. Like we mentioned above, leaks under concrete slabs, or even behind walls, can be very difficult to locate, especially without the proper equipment. This is why it’s vitally important to call the experts, so you get the job done right.
We’ll typically use a combination of pressure electronic, thermal, acoustical, or moisture detection equipment to get to the root of the problem, so we can begin the repair process. As an example, when a pressurized water pipe develops a leak, the water begins to flow out into the surrounding soil at a higher speed. This causes the pipe to vibrate at the exit point.
Using advanced detection equipment, we can use this vibration and sound to help us pinpoint the source of a leak, which helps us diagnose, detect, and repair much more quickly and accurately. There’s a handful of other detection tools we can utilize to help us as well, but this is one of the most common.
Here at Brewer Commercial Services, we pride ourselves on utilizing the most up-to-date processes, protocols, and equipment. All of our technicians are trained onsite, so we can send them into the field to confidently to the job right the first time. Hands on training, as well as interpreting readings, are a big part of this training.
Give us a call today to discuss your leak or installation: (602) 789-8858. We’d be happy to send our technicians out right when you need us most, so you can get back to running your business. We offer both emergency 24/7 services, as well as repair services during regular business hours. Contact us now.