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How Do We Detect Hidden Leaks?
With water pipes installed within the walls, ceilings, and even underground, it can be difficult for you to know exactly where a leak originated. Leak detection takes a skilled plumber with the right equipment to pinpoint the affected area without damaging your property.
Advanced and non-intrusive ways to find leaks require the use of electronic leak detection devices. This piece of equipment can be in the form of a thermal imaging or ultrasonic device. These tools are ideal for locating silent water leaks. Infrared thermal imaging, in particular, detects hidden moisture and water damage, which is often out of sight within your walls or home structure.
How Can You Avoid Water Leaks?
Prevent potential water damage by having your home inspected periodically, from the basement up to the attic. Homes that do not have guttering may soon find water leaking into basement areas. If the guttering along the roof edges is in place, you will need to make sure the rainwater falls through the gutters properly: downward and away from the structure. Gutters need cleaning of debris at least yearly to avoid water backup.
Also, make sure you are repairing all cracks in the foundation of your property, both inside and out. Waterproofing foundations helps to seal out water and prevent moisture from entering the structure, in turn preventing more damage from developing, such as mold and mildew growth.
Since Greenwood is no stranger to freezing temperatures, the heat in your home should be at a consistent temperature of at least 50 degrees. This will help keep your pipes from bursting. You can wrap insulation around your pipes to keep them from freezing. We can also install gauges in your system so you can monitor your water pressure. These gauges will help keep your pipes from handling too much pressure. You will also want to make sure that water shut off valves are installed in various locations around your home, such near your sinks, showers, tubs, and toilets in the event of a sudden leak.