Leak Detection Services
Leak Detection Services
Union Restoration Leak Detection Services provides affordable leak detection services to homeowners, business owners and property managers who suspect that they have water intrusion problems in their buildings.
When to Call Union Restoration for Leak Detection Services
- Sound – Can you hear the sound of running water when water is not being used?
- Mildew – Unexplained new mold or mildew in normally very dry areas?
- Higher water bill – Has your water bill increased significantly, and you don’t know why?
- Foundation cracks – Have you discovered new cracks in your foundation or walls?
- Wet spots or hot spots – Is your carpet unexplainably damp? Do your feel warmth in areas of the floor that are normally cool?
- Water meter or pump changes – If a commercial or public utility provides your water, is your meter moving when no one is using water? Is your water pump cycling more than normal if you have a well?
If you have any of these signs, call the leak detection services experts at Union Restoration today for a fast and free evaluation of your home plumbing
Leak Detection Services - Investigation and Repair
The first step in repairing a leak is to find out where the leak originated. Since water travels in specific but unpredictable patterns, finding the exact origin of the leak can be difficult.
Expert plumbers are experienced with inspecting complex water trails and formulating effective leak repair plans based on the source of the leak..
Surveying the property to gauge where a leak could have surfaced is another common technique used by leak repair experts.
The ground is softer and less absorptive near the leak site; this gives the leak repair expert an idea of where to start the leak repair process.
If an outside pipe is the suspected problem, contractors will dig in the area where the ground is losing its density and firmness.
Leak repair experts must tread lightly to avoid sinking heavy construction equipment into the soft earth and causing more damage.
Leak Detection Services – Repair Technology
Leak detection and repair is a delicate discovery process, and contractors and plumbers use technology to facilitate the discovery and repair of leaks. Specialized equipment can uncover areas that contain a higher moisture level than surrounding areas. Remote cameras can be rigged to fit into the smallest pipes to determine if there are any areas of concern within the piping system.
Legal Ramifications of Leaks
Property owners must work with the applicable local governments to determine if outside pipe and leak repairs are the responsibility of the property owner or the local public works department.
There are many retail complexes and various housing developments that include both single family homes, condominiums, and apartment buildings, and that means a large burden for aging underground pipes.
As developments around the nation continue to emerge the potential for additional leaks and ruptures of citywide plumbing systems also rises.
It is important to ensure that the correct responsible party pays for the leak detection and repair services to prevent additional litigation.
How Union Restoration Leak Detection Experts Detect Leaks
One strong indicator of a leak is the water meter. When the water meter is opened in a residential building, the indicator – often shaped as a triangle or a circle – is exposed.
If the flow indicator is spinning, this indicates a severe leak that requires the leak detection expert to shut down the main shut-off valve.
When shutting down the shut-off valve stops the indicator from spinning, the leak is internal.
When shutting down the shut-off valve does not stop the indicator from spinning, the leak is outside of the building – often underground – and the expert must use specialized equipment to locate the leak.
Once the expert discovers the source of the leak, the expert solves the issue by replacing the pipe or covering the leakage area, depending on the location and severity of the leak.