Leak Detection

When it comes to detecting leaks, we have you covered.

1. Visual Inspection: The first step is to visually inspect the plumbing system, both inside and outside the property. This includes checking for any visible signs of water damage, such as wet spots, discoloration, or mold growth. We will also look for dripping faucets, leaking fixtures, or any other obvious signs of water leakage.

2. Water Meter Check: We will then check the water meter to determine if there is any continuous water flow when no fixtures or appliances are in use. If the meter continues to run, it could indicate a hidden leak somewhere in the plumbing system.

3. Pressure Test: To further assess the plumbing system, a pressure test may be conducted. This involves shutting off all water sources and then using a pressure gauge to measure the water pressure in the system. A significant drop in pressure could indicate a leak.

4. Listening for Sounds:We may use specialized tools such as a listening device or a stethoscope to listen for any sounds of water leakage. This can help pinpoint the location of the leak, especially in concealed pipes or behind walls.

5. Dye Test: In some cases, a dye test may be performed. This involves adding a colored dye to the water system, which can help trace the path of the water and identify the source of the leak.

6. Thermal Imaging: Advanced plumbers may use thermal imaging cameras to detect leaks. These cameras can detect temperature differences caused by water leakage, making it easier to locate hidden leaks behind walls or under floors.

7. Smoke Test: If the source of the leak is still not found, a smoke test may be conducted. This involves introducing non-toxic smoke into the plumbing system and observing if the smoke escapes from any areas where there may be a leak.

The Classic Plumber can effectively detect and locate leaks in a plumbing system, allowing for timely repairs and minimizing water damage.