At Charlie the Plumber, we locate and fix leaks every day. So today we thought we’d tell you a little bit more about the different leak detection methods used in the plumbing industry and how they can be used to detect leaks in your home.
Acoustic Listening Technology
Factors such as water pressure, soil type and depth, surface cover and pipe construction, a leak will alter the frequency and volume of a leak’s sound. With acoustic listening technology, a plumber can trace the sounds of the leak and pinpoint the leak by finding where the sound is the loudest.
CCTV Camera Inspections
CCTV Camera Inspections are becoming very popular as they allow a plumber to inspect inside pipe systems without having to dig up pipes or cut through concrete. During this method, a plumber inserts a CCTV camera into your drain and pushes it through the pipework . This provides a visual of where the leak may be occurring and what may be causing it.
Thermal imaging equipment allows a plumber to measure and detect the changes in surface temperature that are not visible to the naked eye. By identifying surface temperature changes a plumber can pinpoint leaks under concrete slabs, in walls, ceilings and behind tiled surfaces.
Need a leak detection specialist on the Gold Coast?
Charlie the Plumber specialises in leak detection for residential, commercial and industrial properties across the Gold Coast. We offer a range of leak dedication services, including CCTV camera inspections and other non-destructive methods. So, if you need help finding a leak, contact us today.