Did you know that one in ten homes has a leak that wastes 90 gallons of water (or more) per day? This wastage can come from almost any part of your home. The most common types of residential leaks are worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and other leaking valves. These are problems that homeowners may be able to fix on their own without a major financial investment. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency has determined that fixing easily corrected household water leaks can save homeowners about 10 percent on their water bills.
There are many conditions that can cause a water leak on your property. If you cannot locate the source of the problem, it may be time to call in the professionals. From slab leaks to rusted pipes to leaky faucets, each residential leak detection case is unique, which is why having an experienced leak detector on your team is so important. At The Waterboy, our goal is to deliver fast, reliable, industry-leading service with transparent pricing. Because of our years of experience and expertise in this field, we tackle each leak a little bit differently. In most cases, we will use state of the art, non-invasive technologies to identify the source of the leak.
How does your non-invasive leak detection work?
One of the primary benefits of working with a Los Angeles residential leak detection service is that we’re able to precisely identify the source of a variety of hidden leaks. For example, we may be able to use sound tracing to locate underground leaks in an irrigation system. Instead of uprooting your lawn or driveway to visibly expose the irrigation system, we can use advanced technology to record the sound of the leak. Then, we’re able to draw conclusions about the size of the damage based on the sound made when the water leaves the pipe. By recording the sound from different points along the pipe, we determine where the water is leaving the system.
Our robotic camera inspections can provide added peace of mind because we are able to see leaks in the pipes that acoustic technology cannot reach. Depending on your needs, we may also utilize electromagnetic pipe locators, infrared thermal imaging, or nitrogen pressure testing. We know that every case is different, so we’ll discuss the specifics of your situation to determine the best approach.
Why do you need a specialist for residential leak detection?
Residential leak detection is the best way to ensure that your repair professional will be able to complete their work quickly and efficiently. Without the proper equipment, plumbers or other restoration professionals may be forced to use trial and error to locate the source of your leak. This often results in secondary damage to the home, which could have been prevented by hiring a leak detection specialist.
When we identify the source of the problem before tearing down walls, uprooting concrete slabs, or removing the floorboards, we can decrease the overall cost of repairs. Once we’ve found your leak, we will be happy to help to refer you to our network of professional affiliates so you can have the leak repaired by a licensed restoration or plumbing service provider.
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