Do You Have an Underground Water Leak?
Do you think you have a hidden water leak? There are two easy methods for checking for underground leaks or undetected leaks in a home:
- Turn off the main water valve inside your home and then go outside and check your water meter. If it is still turning you may have an underground leak.
- Alternatively, write down the numbers on your water meter at the beginning of a period when your home is going to be unoccupied for a few hours. Check the meter when you return; if the numbers have changed, there may be a leak somewhere inside the home.
Professional Leak Detection San Diego Services
If you do have a leak, call a professional plumber so they can find and fix the leak before it causes more damage. Even a small leak can damage dry walls, cause wood rot, or encourage mildew/mold growth. If you suspect you have an underground leak, give Village Plumbing & Heating a call. Strategies to find water leaks include:
Acoustic Listening Devices
Technicians can use ground microphones and listening discs to find underground leaks. With the right equipment, you can hear the rushing of the water or the drips under the floor and concrete.
We can also use heat scanners to check behind walls and under floors to pin-point where water leaks exist. Finding leaks this way prevents unnecessary damage to adjacent spaces.
Video Pipe Inspection
The third method we use is more involved but it may be necessary if the leak cannot be detected by the above two methods. Here, a mini-camera and light is mounted to a fiber optic cable and inserted into the drain or pipe. The camera will relay the information and you will be able to see where the leak is located.
If you suspect you have a water leak and you can’t find it yourself, call Village Plumbing & Heating for leak detection San Diego services: (619) 296-8844