01 Feb. 20

Leak Detection- It Now Relies On Technology, Not A Sledgehammer!

The thought of a water leak hidden inside or under your home is undoubtedly a reason for concern. Not only can even a small water leak cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home and belongings, but it can also pose a very serious health risk to anyone who is in your home. And that risk is not limited to humans. Your pets could also suffer many issues related to mold growth in your home.

In years past, homeowners were never eager to call in plumbers to locate a hidden leak, because the search methods were often very crude and destructive. Knocking holes in drywall, ceilings, and floors is not a very efficient or cost-effective way to find a water leak that is not obvious to the eye. Fortunately, leak detection techniques and tools have vastly improved over the last decade. And the licensed plumbers at Flow Plumbing have years of experience and expertise in locating even tiny leaks hidden under the concrete foundation of a slab home. If you suspect a water leak is lurking in your home, call the pros at (214) 388-8838 for an emergency or same-day leak detection appointment.

How The Process Begins

When a Flow Plumbing licensed plumber arrives at your home, the first stop will be your water meter. This is the best way to confirm that there is a water leak somewhere in your home. With no water faucets or appliances in use, your water meter should remain motionless. If the small triangular indicator is moving, then water is flowing somewhere. This tells us that there definitely is a leak. Next, it is helpful to know if the leak is in the hot or cold water piping. Hot water leaks will create warm spots in the floor near the leak. We can also close the valve on the discharge side of your water heater to see if the hot water pipes remain full or have leaked water while the water supply was turned off.

Sound Is Important

When your home is very quiet, it is easier to hear water running or dripping. Our team is trained to listen for the sound of a water leak using their ears as well as some modern technology. Sound amplification tools allow our highly trained pros to hear even the smallest drip of water. Even when it is located under your home’s slab foundation.

Other New Tools

In addition to listening devices, our crews are equipped with tiny video cameras, thermal imaging cameras, pressure testing apparatus, moisture meters, and pipe locators. All of these tools in the hands of our highly trained licensed plumbers all Flow Plumbing to pinpoint the leak in your home before we ever open a wall, floor, or ceiling.

The Benefits Of Calling In the Pros

When you entrust the safety of your home and your loved ones to Flow Plumbing, we pledge to provide you with the best customer service experience possible. In addition, because of the years of experience of our team and their expertise, we are able to locate leaks more quickly and with less unnecessary damage to your home. This means you are saving money on your plumbing bill and repairs to your drywall, floors, and the finishes in your home.

Advanced technology and tools are expensive, but our investment allows up to be more efficient and keep your repair costs reasonable. Don’t let an unlicensed plumber or handyman convince you that we overcharge because of all of our fancy tools and equipment. And also, don’t expect those cheaper repair people to offer you a 100% customer satisfaction or a guarantee on all of the parts and labor used in your leak detection and repair.

When you think that you might have a water leak in your home, time is critical. A fast call to (214) 388-8838 will save you worry and money. A Flow Plumbing leak detection specialist will arrive promptly and get to work locating the water leak in a non-invasive manner. And our pros are able to identify and repair almost every residential water leak on the first visit.

Don’t risk the safety and structural integrity of your home when you think there could be a water leak. The money you invest in professional leak detection service will save you thousands in water damage repair and mold removal. And in just hours, your home will be leak-free, and your worries will also be eliminated.