Detecting Plumbing Leaks

Serving Vancouver WA | Portland OR

PLUMBING LEAK DETECTION in vancovuer WA and Portland ORA homeowner’s greatest fear is the destruction from a massive plumbing leak. Every day, homeowners across the country receive repair bills costing hundreds of dollars. Is there a way to prevent large plumbing leaks?

Yes! Thanks to today’s technology, there is a non-invasive way to accurately find a hidden water leak within your home. Pacific Plumbing & Drain specializes in performing water leak detection. If you call us as soon as you notice there may be a problem, we have a strong opportunity to limit any extra damage to your property.


Typical Locations for Water Leaks

We’ve seen a lot of different leaks, but there are locations that pop up consistently, due to typical pipe locations or environmental factors. Here are just a few of the regular locations within a home where we find leaks:

  • Irrigation systems in the yard
  • Under concrete slabs and foundations
  • Behind or inside walls
  • Roofs and attics
  • Basements
  • Garages
  • Sidewalks
  • Main water lines in flower beds and lawns
  • Water meter connections

Plumbing Leak Detection Technology

Are the water bills higher than usual? Is there a pool of water on the floor coming from behind the washing machine? There’s a good chance there’s a leak somewhere! With help from Pacific Plumbing & Drain, your leak can be located quickly to avoid any further damage.

We use electronic sonic listening equipment to pinpoint the exact site of the hidden leak. With this plumbing leak detection technology, the smallest leak can be located–even in concrete or asphalt! The art of this electronic water leak detection system is amazingly accurate. Once the leak is found, our team will assess and advise the homeowner on the situation to help alleviate the leak before it becomes any bigger.

How to Check for Plumbing Leaks

Plumbing leaks vary from minor to serious. While you might not be able to catch every plumbing leak before it happens, here are some basic steps to check for minor plumbing leaks:

  1. Inspect walls that contain plumbing pipes checking for mold, moisture, or any discoloration.
  2. While running garbage disposal and dishwasher, check for any signs of leaking under the sink.
  3. Check the valve piping and valves of the water heater for any leaks.
  4. Occasionally check for leaks around pipes of all sink faucets, the base of faucets and sink drains.
  5. During the winter months, check exterior exposed piping and cover exposed pipes.
  6. Check washing machine water hoses for leaks.

If you see any unexpected hikes in your water bill, you should call a professional immediately! That is a tell-tale sign of a plumbing leak.

Expert Plumbing Leak Detection

At some point in every homeowner’s life, leaks will occur. Even with taking the utmost caution, plumbing leaks materialize without notice. They can occur for almost any reason. Sometimes it is just a bad pipe connection, aging pipes or unexpected freezing weather that will affect the conditions leading to leaks. Whatever the problem, the plumbing leak detection experts at Pacific Plumbing & Drain can help find that leak. If you suspect you have a water leak, contact the professionals at Pacific Plumbing & Drain today!

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