There are many reasons why you might need an auger or leak detection service when dealing with plumbing systems. In some cases, such as in mines, where massive amounts of water have to be removed from a tight spot, the situation can be dire if an undetected leak occurs. While water can sometimes be pumped out of underground passages using an underground vacuum pump, this is a potentially dangerous and expensive option. For these and other situations where plumbers at Brentwood Plumbing need to be called in, the latest technology for leak detection services can be the best solution.
With so many different types of water leaks detectable by plumbers, it is not always possible to anticipate where they may occur. With some underground facilities, for example, there are large concentrations of water leaks, which can be difficult to detect. For smaller leaks, however, there are numerous ways that can be used to detect them. A simple pinhole leak could often be detected using a small listening device attached to a pair of earphones. The owner merely hovers the small wand over bare earth or the ground, listening for the slightest sound emitting from the location indicating a water leak.
Other methods of detecting leaks include the use of high-frequency sonar. In this case, a specialist inserts a probe called a femtosecond receiver into the suspected area. This probe emits sound waves that can travel long distances and are designed to pinpoint the location of any water leaks. Using this method, leak detection specialists can locate even the most buried of water leaks.
Plumbers do another common type of leak detection service. Modern technology has helped plumbers determine the location of a leak before actually performing the repair, thereby saving the client considerable amounts of money. Most plumbers will carry out a complete sub-floor survey before embarking on any work, including holes or cracks, and locate any piping or plumbing connections. When plumbers have located the source of the leak, they will then estimate the cost of repairing it.
A final type of leak detection service carried out by plumbers is the use of video camera monitoring. This is sometimes carried out using non-intrusive video cameras disguised as alarm clocks or television monitors. Modern non-intrusive video cameras have a higher resolution than the traditional ones and often pick up motion or movement much more clearly than their older analog counterparts. These cameras are then fitted with a special lens, capturing images in black and white or in color. The images are then sent to a central monitoring station where plumbers can view the captured images and communicate with the client.
Plumbing and water leaks often cause significantly more damage than just a reduced amount of wasted water. People who discover water leaks can also potentially cause serious damage to carpets, furniture, and fittings. Not only could this result in substantial monetary losses, but it may also impact negatively on a homeowner’s insurance policy. Using plumbers’ services, both sides of the argument can be addressed fairly easily, as water leaks can usually be found and repaired. For some, this may not be an option, especially if the leak detection specialist carries out all the required work himself.
If you are having a leak detection service conducted in your home, whether, for routine maintenance or a major repair job, you may not always be able to identify where exactly the leak is originating from. Experienced plumbers will be aware of certain traits that indicate different types of water leaks, such as a white haze around the leak area or water dripping from a particular point. The problem is that these can often be difficult to find, and many times a homeowner will try to fix the problem in isolation without realizing that the leak originates further away. This can then escalate into complications such as excess moisture building up behind walls or doors, which can lead to mold and mildew from developing.
The leak detection specialist needs to be able to pinpoint exactly where the leak is originating from. There are many different techniques used to achieve this, including heat, ultrasound, and even sonar scanning. These techniques will show varying degrees of accuracy, depending on the exact location of the leak. If the exact location is difficult to pinpoint, a specialist will have to make a series of measurements to establish an accurate area that the leak is originating from. These measurements will then be compared against samples taken from inside the pipe and soil samples below the surface. If the exact location is known, it can be complicated for the plumbers to pinpoint exactly where the leak is originating from in the first instance and save you a large sum of money in the long run.