Frequently Asked Questions About Our Leak Detection Services
Common plumbing issues range from a slightly clogged toilet to a geyser urgently in need of repair. One issue that most homeowners will experience at some point, though, is a leaky pipe. Finding the right leak detector professionals can be tough – it is hard to know whom you can trust, and which companies are most reputable. With us at Alpha Plumbing, you never need to wonder what kind of quality you are getting, you can simply rely on our industry-leading expertise. We’ve been in the business for over three decades and we specialise in the A to Z of plumbing – leaks included. Below, we look at common queries we receive about our leak detection services and how to get in touch with us.
What Causes Leaks?
No matter how new your water reticulation system is, leaks are still possible, and having a professional leak detector on speed dial is wise. Factors that contribute to leaks include corrosion, excessive pressure in the pipes, improper installation, accidents that cause damage, and more.
What Are the Signs of a Leaking Pipe?
The frustration of a leaking pipe is that oftentimes, one does not know it is there until it has already caused damage or cost money. For this reason, it is a good idea to employ the services of esteemed leak detector professionals to come and assess your home for leaks every few years. This is a preventative measure that will save you the cost of repairing water damage. Some signs cannot be ignored, however, and they include:
- An inflated monthly water bill.
- The presence of mould, mildew, and more humidity in the home.
- Rising damp on the walls.
- Noises from your pipes such as hissing or gurgling.
- Discoloured patches on the wall or cracking in some places.
- Warped floorboards and skirtings.
Can Leaks Be Ignored if They Aren’t Causing Harm?
It may be tempting to patch that pipe up with a pipe clamp, but this is hardly ever a long-term solution. Even small leaks that do not seem too much of a hassle may become bigger over time, and lead to significantly greater damage. It is also unethical to let any water go to waste in a country where drought conditions are common. For the sake of one’s own well-being and the well-being of one’s surrounding community, a leak detector service should be employed in the event of an issue.
Can I Find and Fix Some Leaks Myself?
It is possible to purchase leak detector tools and attempt to fix one’s own plumbing, but this is quite expensive. The job requires various devices and training to accurately identify the issue. Leak detection and repair is, at the end of the day, more affordable when qualified professionals are called.
Which Leak Detection Methods Are Used?
Each plumbing company will make use of their own detector methods, but here at Alpha Plumbing, we stay up to date with innovative, top-tier solutions. We employ detection technology such as:
- Hydrogen and nitrogen gas injections.
- Thermal imaging cameras.
- Ultrasonic sensors.
- Electronic moisture meters.
- Acoustic ground microphones.
- Fluorescent dye (best used in pools).
How to Contact Us
For fast, affordable, and sought-after leak detection services, you can get in touch here or call on us at 010 001 8364.