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Leak Detection in Spring, TX

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You hear a dripping but can’t locate it. Or, you see a bloom of mold or mildew growth in a specific area but can’t exactly determine why it’s grown there. It seems from television commercials and DIY shows that plumbing leaks are always these spurting messes that you can see; the truth is, most plumbing problems are not visible because your plumbing piping is behind walls, in the ground or in your basement space.

As professional plumbers with over 30 years of experience, we know just how hard it can be to locate a leak. This is why our experts employ the latest technology to detect leaks: so we can find your leak quickly and with as little intrusion as possible. New technologies for leak detection allow us to pinpoint the exact location of your leak, which helps us repair your leak more quickly and effectively. Don’t wait until you have a serious plumbing issue or water damage on your hands to call for help – contact the plumbing pros at Milton Frank Plumbing & Cooling today!

Suspect you have a hidden leak? Call the experts at Milton Frank Plumbing & Cooling today for expert leak detection service in Spring, TX!

What Are the Signs of Leaks in My Home?

We mentioned two common signs above – dripping sounds and mold and mildew growth – but here are a few more to keep in mind when you may be dealing with hidden leaks in your home:

  • Wet spots – Much of your home’s plumbing is behind walls and above ceilings; as such, if you see a wet spot on your wall or on your ceiling, this isn’t an anomaly – it’s most likely an indicator that a leak has developed.
  • Low water pressure – Has the water pressure throughout your home noticeably dropped? Leaks can depressurize your plumbing system, which will affect your water pressure.
  • Very high water bills – If you haven’t changed your water usage but are seeing a sudden jump in your water bills, it is likely that water is leaking from somewhere.

What Kinds of Tools Are Used to Detect Leaks?

So what are some of the newer technologies that professional plumbers use to detect leaks? Here are the most common ones:

  • Audio equipment – High-tech audio equipment can pick up the slightest sound a leak can make: dripping, trickling, etc. Not only does this equipment allow you to hear the tiniest of sounds, it can hear through many different materials, including drywall, stone, and concrete.
  • Infrared scan – Infrared scanning equipment creates a map of an area by detecting thermal heat. As such, areas that are cool are depicted by "cool" colors, such as greens and blues. Areas affected by a leak will be cool because of the water, so these scans can be very effective in pinpointing areas that are moist.
  • Visual equipment – There are a number of visual aid tools plumbers can use, but one of the most popular is the snake camera. Using a digital camera attached to the end of a plumbing snake, your plumber can see what’s happening inside your piping with real-time video feed.

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