How We Locate and Fix Leaks

September 23, 2019
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The United States Environmental Protection Agency reports that household plumbing leaks lead to the waste of over one trillion gallons of water across the country each year. If you noticed that your water bills have started to rise without reason, leaks could be to blame. Here are the methods we use to find and stop leaks to end water waste and bring your utility bills back down.

Listening to Plumbing Leaks

If you are dealing with leaks that are not easy to detect, our plumbing experts can use specialized equipment and training to detect leaks and perform plumbing repairs. When leaks are not obvious when looking at your plumbing appliances or exposed piping, acoustic equipment may be needed to listen to pipes within your walls to determine the exact location of the leak.

Depending on the types of materials used in your walls, plumbers may use headphones or amplifying equipment to pinpoint the location of leaks.

Video Detection of Leaks

If acoustic equipment is unable to detect the exact location of your leak, video detection may be necessary. Equipment that can be fed into pipes gives plumbers a clear picture of the interior of your pipes. The result is a thorough inspection of your household plumbing that detects damage and leaks to ensure that effective plumbing repairs can be performed.

Drain Cleaning to Prevent Future Leaks

Preventative maintenance is essential to keep leaks from occurring in the first place. Clogged drains are a nuisance that could lead to pipe and plumbing appliance damage. Damaged pipes lead to costly leaks. If you are dealing with clogged drains, the best course of action is to schedule drain cleaning services before corrosion or other damage occurs.

For more information about taking care of plumbing leaks, check out Fox Service Company’s plumbing repair solutions or call 512-975-3102.

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