There are many good reasons to have our professionals check for water leaks: avoiding property damage, reducing your operating costs, accounting for noticeable water losses, and to avoid serious line breaks.
Leaks most commonly occur in older properties. However, newer properties experience problems as well. Factors such as severe climate changes, soil conditions and ground movement, and even poor construction can contribute to unexpected pipe damage, which if left undetected, can have detrimental and potentially costly side effects.
Leak detection is a necessary and vital component to water systems. Accurate determination of the position of leaking water pipes within a supply system and subsequent repair serves to save money and conserve water as well as energy. Water that is lost is money and energy wasted.
Conducting a leak detection survey generally involves a primary survey and secondary survey. The primary survey investigates a suspect section of the pipe system. The secondary survey pinpoints or discounts potential leakage spots identified in the primary survey. This can potentially be a very time-consuming process because the survey must systematically check the whole system.
Locating water leaks in pipes used to mean messy exploratory digging that was time consuming and expensive. Our trained technicians use the most modern equipment and techniques to locate potential and actual problems quickly and therefore cost-effectively.
New technology for commercial, industrial and municipal pipe systems is being produced to automate the primary portion of the leak detection process. The technology includes a single unit comprising audible leak detection hardware teamed with a data logger, radio transmitter and a long-life battery that is good for 10 or more years. Multiple units are permanently installed at specific locations in the water supply pipe system that continually monitor for sounds characteristic to pipe leakage. When a unit detects sound that is indicative of leakage, the onboard radio transmitter sends a signal to an above ground receiver. Maintenance crews need only to drive about the survey area with the receiver to identify problem spots where leaks are indicated. This automated technology can significantly reduce the time involved to locate pipe leaks. Cameras are also commonly used to assess the location of existing leaks.
Rainforest Plumbing & Air technicians are certified and well-trained to handle leak location and repair. Give us a call today at (480) 615-7766
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