Hidden Plumbing Problems
Your water bill is sky high and you have no idea where the water is going. You take a look outside and you notice a large area that is soaked in water. It doesn’t take a genius to know that the problem is a major water leak. Yet, before you go on a digging spree, you need to find the exact location of the leak.
Location, Location…Water Location
Unless you have an endless supply of energy and time, it is best not to try to locate a leak haphazardly. Most people hire a local plumber who is trained in leak detection to find the source of trouble. Drainmaster Plumbling uses Goldak electronic leak detection to minimize evasive search procedures. Using this method, we have been able to find leaks in concrete slabs, walls, and underground. After locating the source of the leak, you have a couple of options.
Surgery or Amputation
Whether you will need to dig underground, break up concrete, or cut into a wall depends on the damage assessment and the location. In some cases, it is possible to use a trenchless line repair. For instance, when we perform slab leak repairs, we weigh the costs of going into the concrete vs. using our MaxLiner procedure. Unless there are some extenuating circumstances, we usually opt for the most affordable option. Still, when it is necessary to break into concrete or cut into the wall, it is always best to minimize the damage. If the plumber finds a large section of piping that is damage, he may recommend replacing the section with couplings.
Don’t let a leak repair job get you down. Drainmasters Plumbling can fix these problems easily. We also do drain cleaning, water heater repair, and water heater installation.