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The Importance of Plumbing Leak Detection

One of the most important services that a Hollywood plumbing company can perform is plumbing leak detection and repair. You may not know it, but there may be compromised pipes that make up the plumbing system in your home.

Usually, plumbing pipes begin to leak due to their age or from environmental damage. Even a small leak can cause serious structural damage to a building like a home. Unfortunately, most leaks cannot be detected with the naked eye.

You may think everything is fine until you realize your water bill is high and stains are forming in the walls and ceiling. The sooner leak detection and repair occurs, the less damage your home will receive and the less money you will have to spend on repairs. 

Most regular plumbers do not have access to the equipment necessary to quickly locate hidden leaks and repair them. A certified specialist can electronically detect a plumbing leak and repair it before it causes more damage.

Plumbing specialists use different methods to detect leaks. Continue reading to learn more about the importance and methods of plumbing leak detection. If you think there is a leak in your home or business, contact Sunshine Plumbing of South Florida today for fast, reliable help. 

Plumbing Leak Detection Methods

Professional plumbing companies have a number of methods at their disposal to detect leaks. One of the most common detection methods is known as the dig and drill method. The dig and drill method is significantly less expensive than other methods. This technique does have its drawbacks. 

One of the major negatives of the dig and drill method is that it can be highly disruptive. Plumbers have to dig into floors and drill the walls to locate the leaking pipes. This means that you will be left with the repair bills for the wall and floor in addition to the fee for the plumbing service. 

Meter detection is another method used for plumbing leak detection. This method uses an electronic digital device to search for signs of leaking pipes. A water meter is added at one end of the external points.

Analyzing the water pressure makes it possible for the water meter to pinpoint where the leakage is. Most plumbers agree that this method is not failsafe or absolutely accurate. 

The most innovative leak detection method uses infrared technology to locate hidden leaks. An infrared imaging camera takes close, detailed pictures of pipes. The image is analyzed using a device that can identify leaks from multiple angles.

Although electronic leak detection is the most effective method, only some plumbing companies have access to this method. 

Choose a Hollywood Plumbing Company

As previously mentioned, a leaking pipe should never be taken lightly. By the same token, you should always choose a reputable and professional plumbing company. Sunshine Plumbing has the expertise and equipment to identify leaks without disrupting or damaging your home or business. 

A less qualified plumbing company will end up costing you much more and may not be able to guarantee the accuracy of their leak detection. If you would like to schedule a service appointment, be sure to contact Sunshine Plumbing or call 954-476-1695 today.  

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