Water Leak Detection Services in Sugar Land
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Think you have a water leak in your home? Haven’t checked your home’s pipes in a while? Keeping tabs on the health of your plumbing system and potential leaks can help you avoid issues in the future. It is not always easy to pinpoint the source of a pipe problem, but we are here to help. Doug Turner Plumbing CO. provides customers throughout Sugar Land and nearby areas with accurate water leak detection to ensure your home stays safe for the long term.
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What Causes Water Leaks?
There are a number of things that can cause a water leak, but some are more common than others.
Clogged drains and toilets: It is common for clogged drains to result in a water leak. Anything from food and grease, to hair, and even a child’s toy can cause a clog if it enters your drain.
Deteriorating or shifting pipes: Over time, the pipes within your home can begin to deteriorate or shift. When this happens, leaks occur. It is difficult to track down leaks resulting from this without professional assistance.
Roots in pipes or external plumbing: There are times when roots can break into your pipes and cause it to burst. This is another type of leak that can be hard to locate or even notice.
What are Professional Leak Detection Techniques?
If you notice that your water bill has increased, but are not sure why, we can help.
Here are the different techniques we use:
Dig and drill: This involves digging to find the pipes, or drilling into various parts of your walls or floor to find the cause of the leak.
Meter detection: We will use a device to determine the water pressure within a pipe. Knowing what the standard water pressure should be, we can then rate the actual water pressure. If it is low, there is likely a water leak within the pipe.
Infrared technology: A special type of infrared camera is used to take pictures of the pipe at different angles. This gives us an up-close view of the pipe in order to spot any cracks or potential issues.
How Can You Avoid This Problem in the Future?
Here are simple steps you can take now to try and help save yourself from the headache of a hidden water leak:
- Remove any outside hoses in the winter months.
- Insulate any pipes in your home that will be exposed to cold temperatures.
- Do not use any pipes as a place to hang your clothes.
- Have leaks fixed as soon as they are found, no matter how small they are.
What are the Dangers of Leaking Pipes?
Leaking pipes can cause a great amount of water damage to your home, including rotting walls, flooring, furniture, and other items the water is in consistent contact with. The moisture can eventually lead to pesky mold growth.
Knowing how leaks occur, how to prevent them, and the dangers they pose can help you better maintain your home. To make sure your hidden water leaks are found and repaired quickly, call(281) 201-6065.