One of the most disturbing and stressful problem for the homeowner or a business owner is the leaks that occur in drain lines, underground water lines, sewers, and pipes. It can happen to structure type, to anyone, and at any time. Sometimes it becomes difficult for a common man to detect the leakage location and what is actually leaking. And may not realize what has gone wrong exactly or how serious this leakage can be or
Indicators for Plumbing Leakage:
- Running water when the fittings are not used
- The hot spot on a floor
- Wet floors, carpets, leaking ceilings
- Low water pressure
- Leaked low points of the wall
- Troubling in turning off the water heater
- When hot tap gives cold water
Methods to Detect Plumbing Leaks
There are various methods to detect the water leakage, from electronic to jack-hammering the area or employing the sewer cameras and doing a visual display check etc. one effective way of detecting the leaks is using the electronic leak detecting, pipes must be pressurized with the nitrogen and disconnected which makes a sharp sound that can be heard through the high powered earphones. The highest decibel sound point is typically the leak source.
Obviously, any sort of plumbing leak detection and making necessary pipe replacement and repairs require the professional work. The thorough experts and professional plumbers provide services to clients who need leak detection. If a leak is suspected anywhere, immediately call the professional plumber. Expert plumbers have the required experience and skills to detect the leak and do the work in a professional way without delay. They discuss the options and quickly do the necessary repairs of slab leaks to prevent the further damages.
Slab Leaks: One common type of leak is slab leak. This is caused mostly due to electrolysis. Slab leak occurs when the water line under the slab foundation has failed. This leak may be caused by incompatible soil having elements which cause harmful chemical reactions when comes in contact with copper pipe (this is known as electrolysis). The process of electrolysis can take place anytime, often years after the installation is done. Copper water lines are replaced completely when the slab leak occur.
Exposed piping is another cause of slab leak, this occurs when piping catchup the unprotected rebar, lines, heating ductwork, or electrical conduits. Resulting friction becomes the reason for leaky and worn piping. A slab leak can also occur due to a kinked line or the lines that have been damaged accidentally by some contractor or concrete worker. The indentation or nick eventually wears through and a leak is caused.
Dripping Faucets: Mostly the dripping faucets are ignored for a while. Not only the water is wasted through the dripping faucet but it also wastes the money on the water bill.
Running Toilets: An average of 200 gallons per day is wasted due to the running toilets, which is a huge waste of water.
Leaked Hose Bibb
In summer and spring, hose Bibb leaking is common. After the long cold season, most of the hose Bibbs that were not protected may crack and start to leak. Homeowners should invest in the hose Bibb which are frost-proof and have fewer chances of future leaks.