We do leak detection
For reliable water leak detection professionals, count on Palatine Plumbing to find and stop leaks fast. Leak detection is an interesting aspect of the plumbing trade and one that requires skilled experts to take care of the problem. Most people detect their own leaks in pipes, sinks and other fixtures that hold running water because the leak is dripping right in front of them, making it clear just exactly where the leak is.
The problem with leak detection is that not all leaks drip on your head or are something you can put a bucket under. In some cases, you might see brownish tinges show through on your white ceiling from a leaky pipe between floorboards. Other times there could be a wet area on your carpet near the floorboards. When you know your pet is housetrained, that wet spot is quite possibly a leak coming from a baseboard pipe. But from where? And why? Other leaks with a mysterious or undetected pipe source can cause puddles in your basement, while you think it’s just rainwater seeping in. Sometimes, water pressure becomes low because of an undetected leak. Outdoor leaks, such as those from exterior sewer lines on private property, may be responsible for new puddles and smells in the yard.
Hidden water leaks, whether inside or out, are a real problem that need to be addressed immediately. They can damage your home and in some cases, run up your electric bill. There are many ways they are caused, but most of the time, homeowners have no idea anything happened to their hidden piping. Have you ever installed trim around your ceiling? Chances are you used a pneumatic nail gun. We’ve seen cases where a nail made a tiny pinhole leak in a copper pipe that slowly dripped within the wall until it became clearly noticeable as if a pipe burst. Sometimes hot water pipes around a room can get stepped on or even bumped when furniture is moved around. Not every inch of baseboard heating is covered by base covers and knocking into it can cause serious leakage that starts out very slowly.
At Palatine Plumbing, our years of experience have given us a strong understanding of where leaks in homes typically occur. With our knowledge of much of the local architecture throughout Palatine, we are familiar with the older style houses here and where the weak points tend to be. We are proud to say we can often trace a leak to its source if there is a clue, such as a water stain or trickle somewhere.
For those hidden leaks which are merely suspected, we have a wealth of leak detection equipment featuring state-of-the-art technology to find out what’s going on. Some of our detection equipment involves a myriad of lasers, probes, sound detection devices and other items that get the sleuth work done. But don’t be fooled by just anyone specializing in leak detection services who touts having the finest equipment with all of the bells and whistles. There is a pre-requisite for using this technology, which is a strong understanding of how leaks work in relation to piping systems. Basically, the technician needs to have a strong plumbing background, like our trained professionals, or you risk wasting your time and money.
We work with our customers and want to help them prevent serious water problems in their homes. By all means, feel free to call us if you just want a basic check to ensure that your piping system is running properly throughout your home and your home’s exterior. It’s always better to be safe than sorry, so if you have concerns about leaks, please call us today.