When it comes to leaks in plumbing systems, some are obvious and some are not. A leaky pipe under a sink will drive a resident made with incessant dripping while creaking pipes in the basement can point to other potential leak issues in other parts of your plumbing system. With over 20 years experience as a professional Toronto plumber we are versed in discovering leaks and solving them for good.But what if you know there’s a leak, but are unsure where it is or how to move forward. It turns out a plumbing professional, with the right equipment, can actually hear those leaks just like that dripping sink pipe or creaking plumbing in your basement. The technology is called acoustic leak detection, and its the safest, most reliable, and easiest way to discover leaks without excessive digging, drilling, or undue labour costs.
Acoustic Leak Detection
Here’s how it works: a tiny, specialized microphone is linked up with a low frequency sound amplifier to create a soundscape attuned to pipes below the surface. From there, a trained specialist can listen to the variety of sounds that water makes in pipes. A soft whooshing noise can indicate a sound pipe, while bubbling sounds can point to problems. These sounds can be filtered and amplified with the right tuning, which can be done with pinpoint accuracy. Changes can be made in real time using the equipment to account for things like soil type, plumbing materials, and even its proximity to other systems. That means a more accurate reading, and one that’s done with an ear for what really matters.
Faster, Cheaper, Easier
The most advantageous aspect of using acoustic leak detection over traditional methods boils down to its efficiency. Unlike the usual leak detection model, which is to dig around until excessive water is found, professionals can find leaks, no matter the size, without picking up a shovel. Instead, the water leakages are found using the microphone and sound amplifier. So when a leak is found, the digging will be localized and done with certainty.
Less digging means that leak detection using acoustic methods also keeps costs low and affordable. By cutting down on laborious and time-consuming digging, the process is faster and less of a hassle for property owners. And when the time comes to look at the bill, you’ll notice a difference based solely on the hours worked. Acoustic leak detection isn’t just better for your plumbing system, it’s also better for your wallet.
Contact A Professional
Toronto residents can detect water leaks in a few different ways, but the most effective means is with the help of a plumbing professional. Using the latest in water leakage detection technology, a trained and certified professional can pinpoint the exact location of any leaks, and provide the services necessary to get things flowing properly and safely once more. If you suspect your home or property has a water leak, but are unsure of where and how to proceed forward, be sure to contact a trained plumbing professional. It’s the most effective and most reliable way to deal with any plumbing issues.