Common Signs of Water Leak Problems
The first step in preventing severe damage from water leaks within your property is to detect the leaks as quickly as possible. The fastest way to identify leaks is to call in a leak detection company like Works Plumbing, but there are a few warning signs you can watch out for, including:
- Lower water pressure
- Visible signs of water damage like mold and inexplicable dampness
- Sound of running water behind walls
- An unexplained rise in your water bill
- Stains on your walls and ceilings
- Wetness around dishwashers and washing machines
- Foundation and wall cracks
If you see any of these signs, you need to call the experts at Works Plumbing immediately. As the number one source of water leak detection and repair in Pacifica, CA, we can find and fix the water leak with minimal fuss.
How to Figure Out the Source of the Water Leak
When you can’t readily see the source of the water leak in your home, it feels like you might have to tear apart your home to find it. However, that’s not necessary if you’re working with a qualified plumbing company. At Works Plumbing, our leak detection experts arrive at every job site well equipped to get the job done.
We come with state-of-the-art equipment in our vans, and our leak detection technicians have the required training to use them. Some of the equipment we use includes:
Digital Correlators and Acoustic Leak Detectors
Acoustic water leak detectors allow us to listen for the location of a leak. Digital correlators narrow down the affected area further by using two transmitters on either side of a pipe to target the leak precisely.
These devices feature amplifiers that can identify leaking sounds. In most cases, both systems are usually enough to pinpoint the source of a leak. If not, we’ll deploy other solutions.
We use video cameras to detect breaks between the water and sewer lines. As the cameras travel through your plumbing, they send images back to us. These images provide a closer view of the suspected leak areas.
Hydrostatic Pressure Test Balls
This solution is best for finding water leaks within underground plumbing systems. Using the test ball, we block the main sewer line and pump the system with water. If the water recedes and the ball can’t reach a designated level, this indicates a leak.
Static Leak Isolation Systems
These systems combine video cameras and hydrostatic pressure testing balls to figure out the likeliest source of a leak. If one method isn’t providing the answers, combining it with another doubles our chances of finding the source of the leak.
After we find the source of the leak, we will find the least intrusive way possible to correct the problem. In many cases, the leaks will not require digging up slabs or breaking down your walls. We’ll fix your issue as quickly and efficiently as possible, keeping you informed every step of the way.