Our Leak Detection Services
No matter what kind of plumbing leak you have, the licensed and highly trained technicians at Cool Touch have the tools and experience necessary to find and fix your leak today. A plumbing leak that goes unnoticed or unrepaired can lead to high water bills and costly structural damage. Although there are some things you can do to detect a leak yourself, such as checking your water meter or monitoring your water bills, many leaks pass unnoticed and require professional leak detection service.
How It Works
In order to find where leaks in pipes are occurring and determine the best way to fix them, plumbers make use of a number of tools, most of which are not commercially available and which require special training to operate. Here are some of the leak detection tools plumbers may employ during a job:
- Listening discs/ground microphones: Sound is one of the best ways for plumbers to target pipe leaks. The sound of dripping or water escaping from a pipe is often impossible to hear through walls and boards — unless plumbers have listening discs and ground microphones to amplify the noise. Listening equipment is often sufficient to find most hidden leaks.
- Pressure sensors: As water leaks from a pipe, it creates changes in pressure around the pipe and changes in heat. Plumbers can locate these areas with pressure sensors that scan deep into building material to find where the leaks are occurring.
- Video pipe inspection equipment: The most effective way to find leaking pipes is using miniaturized cameras mounted on long fiber optic cables that snake down into drains and other access points. These cameras return images from the interiors of the pipes to video monitors, where plumbers can not only find out where the leaks are, but also the size and what methods will work best to repair them.
The most important tool professional plumbers have for leak detection is their own training. They will know where to start the search for hidden leaks, and how best to interpret that data they uncover so they can make plumbing repairs fast and with the minimum amount of disruption to a home. No matter how big or small your leak, don’t wait to have it fixed!
Contact Cool Touch Today For All Your Leak Detection Needs in the Prescott Valley and Phoenix Metropolitan Areas
When you think there are hidden water leaks in your home, call Cool Touch right away, and we will send out a plumber armed with the best tools and the finest training to take care of repairs!