If you think you have a leak, it can be difficult to pinpoint the area of failure in your plumbing system. While past leak detection methods may have involved ripping out your walls or tearing up your floors to find a leak, today’s plumbers use advanced, sophisticated technology to diagnose leaky pipes without invasive measures.
First, you may want to try and verify the leak yourself. This can involve steps such as checking for hot spots on the floor, listening for the sound of running water when the faucets are off and checking the water meter outside to see if the needle still moves when all home appliances are shut off.
If you’ve narrowed down the possible location of your leak (either the hot or the cold side), you may need to call a plumber next. At Metro Septic and Plumbing, we use video camera inspection technology to safely and conservatively diagnose areas of damage in your pipes. Thermal imaging cameras, pressure-testing equipment and moisture meters also help us do our job efficiently and effectively. Once the leak is identified, we will discuss your options for repair. Remember that neglecting to fix a leaky pipe can cause home damage and significantly run up your monthly water bill. We can remedy the problem and ensure your plumbing system is equipped to run smoothly for years to come.