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How Plumbers Test For Home Leaks

Super Plumber cartoonPlumbing leaks in the home whether large or small can be a headache in the long run. From damaged drywall to mold and mildew growth, testing for leaks can help save you from costly repairs. Here’s how professional plumbers can test your home for leaks and fix the problem.

Kitchen, Bathroom, and Basement Inspection

Checking areas where leaks can happen such as in the kitchen, bathroom, and basement, can be an easy way to detect the most visible leaks. Your plumber will check the following fixtures as well as their plumbing components:

  • Water heater
  • Septic tank
  • All indoor and outdoor faucets

Tools of the Trade

While the naked eye can find the most obvious leaks, plumbers come equipped with some high-tech tools that can find leaks in hidden places to help avoid a plumbing emergency. Some of the most common tools plumbers use are:

  • Ground microphones – listening devices can help plumbers hear the sounds of water escaping and dripping through the toughest and most dense materials including concrete.
  • Heat Scanners – When water escapes, it can cause temperatures to change and if a heat change is detected, your plumber can investigate further to get to the bottom of the leak problem.
  • Video pipeline inspection – One of the best ways to detect a leak is by having a video pipeline inspection.  A camera mounted on fiber optic cables can snake into piping and relay images of the inside of your pipes back to your plumber. This can make it a fast and easy way to find and fix plumbing leaks in your home.

When you Need a Plumber

When it comes to plumbing leaks, ignoring them can cause a boatload of problems. A yearly pipe inspection can save you from expensive home repairs. 

From water pipe clogs to foundation cracks and wet drywall, it may be time to schedule an appointment for a full plumbing inspection. Contact AAA Service today for all your plumbing needs! 

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