How Do Plumbers Detect Leaks?

How Do Plumbers Detect Leaks

It’s difficult to say which is the most used, a home’s HVAC system or the plumbing, but it’s probably safe to say the plumbing system is the most necessary of all the comfort systems. Of course, some residents in the Montgomery, Alabama area may disagree when the temperatures and humidity spike in the middle of the summer. 

Did you know the average American home uses about 60 gallons of water per day per person? It’s easy to see how water utility costs can add up very quickly for a family. If you have a plumbing system leak, you definitely want to know about it as soon as possible. An undetected leak can easily cost an unsuspecting homeowner hundreds of extra dollars a year. 

Dripping faucets can be seen and leaking toilet parts are usually heard or seen. What do you do if your water costs have risen for no known reason? Logically, you know the water is coming from somewhere, but how to tell? Is leak detection possible for plumbers? 

The answer is yes. It’s possible to discover if and where you have a water leak on your own. You’d need to know where your water shut off is for your home and where the water meter is located. There’s a much simpler way to discover the leak and have it repaired. 

Using ground microphones or listening discs, with the aid of an acoustic amplifier to amplify the sound of a plumbing leak, a professionally trained plumber has the tools and skills to detect leaks that are not visible to the naked eye. With leak detection equipment, it’s possible to find leaks even under concrete or within walls. 

Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air hires the best and offers ongoing training to ensure our plumbers are ready to tackle any plumbing challenge you may have, including hidden plumbing leaks.  

For leak detection or any plumbing repairs, call Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air today. One of our courteous team members is ready to help.