As homeowners, we are all faced with unsuspecting plumbing issues that test our patience and our skills. Often times it is necessary to perform inspections in our efforts to identify plumbing problems and leaks. Homeowners should all be aware of how to inspect their plumbing systems to detect existing problems and avoid costly repairs. The team here at Steve Mull Plumbing wants to provide our clients with some insight on how to perform your own plumbing system inspection and what to do if you’re simply not up to the task.
Inspecting Your Home Plumbing System
Begin your inspection by identifying the water pipes that present with noticeable water leaks. Many times, the route of the water pipes in your home can be located without having to tear into your walls or floors. However, if this is not the case, then one of our highly skilled plumbers can use an electromagnetic detection unit to identify the pipe route for you. This detection unit consists of an electric cable that, when introduced into a conduit, creates a magnetic field. This field can then send a signal identifying any metal networks that exist. In addition to this detection unit, one of our skilled plumbers can use a thermographic camera to trace out the route of the water pipes. The camera can easily identify the leak. Either one of these devices can quickly identify the source of the route of the pipes and the source of the water leaks as well.
Techniques for Detecting Plumbing Leaks
There are a number of techniques and protocols that can be used to detect plumbing leaks in your home. Our team of skilled specialists wants to discuss some of those effective techniques here with you.
- Electro- Acoustic Detection Device – This unique technique is a listening method that uses a microphone that is amplified. The microphone identifies specific vibrations that are emitted when there is a water leak present deep within a pipe system. It provides a fast and precise location identification and is proven to be an extremely effective inspection device.
- Endoscopy – An endoscopy is a unique exploring method that provides a visual layout of the ducts in your home. With an endoscopy you can view and study the interior of the pipes and ducts. This device is equipped with a state-of-the-art LCD screen that makes visualization very easy and clear.
- Tracer Gas – Used only if absolutely necessary, tracer gas is a pressurized gas injected into a previously purged conduit. A device known as a breather is thereafter used to identify any leaks coupled with a smoke generator that allows you to visually see and locate a leak. This technique is typically a last resort option.
Don’t Delay. Call In the Professionals
Water leaks can be very challenging. They are easily noticed and can cause extreme damage to your home if they are not detected and addressed right away. If you feel you are not up to the challenge of performing your own plumbing system inspection, that’s where the team here at Steve Mull Plumbing comes in. If you have noticed any signs of water filtration or water leaks in your home, we highly recommend you do not delay in reaching out to our professionals. We understand full well that your home is the biggest investment you will make in a lifetime, which is why we stand ready to serve you and provide the highest quality plumbing services this side of Lebanon. Our team of highly experienced plumbers is steadfast in their commitment to meet the individual needs of all our valued clients and to do so in timelines that are accommodating to their schedules. We take pride in our affordable prices, attractive turnaround times, emergency services and our team of experts.
For more information about home plumbing system inspections, to schedule a service appointment or to schedule a free consultation, give a shout out to one of our team members today! For all your plumbing needs, trust the pros here at Steve Mull Plumbing. You’ll be more than glad that you did.