Unknown Water Leak? Having a Leak Detection Test Performed

In the last blog, we talked about possible causes for an increase in a water bill. Today we will further discuss this topic and how a leak detection test could further assist in narrowing down the location of a water leak.

As most homeowners know water damage repairs can get quite expensive and time consuming. It is vital to know first, what type of water leak do you have. Are you having an active water leak or in-active water leak? Ways to differentiate between the two, is an active water leak is typically caused by a water line and an in-active water leak is typically caused by your drainage system. This means that an inactive leak is usually while water is being used and draining through your pipes. Now this can also be mis-leading which is why it is important to have a licensed plumber diagnose the situation for you. As other causes could be your roof, vent, and/or a/c unit. Now depending on what type of leak you have will determine what type of leak detection will be required as each situation is never the same. Some of the most common forms of leak detection are smoke test, pressure gauges, and the use of camera’s or infrared equipment. However, a lot of time’s these forms of leak detection are not needed as most situations can be re-solved either by removing sheetrock or performing a physical search for the leak and should only be used as a last resort.

Now if you find yourself unable to determine what type of leak it is you have do not worry leave it up to the professionals as your wife would say. Contact us today and call Show Plumbing at 281-860-2000.

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