If your home was constructed more than fifty or sixty years ago, taking the time to check your plumbing system on a regular basis will help you avoid unpleasant surprises. It’s a good idea to have your pipes and fixtures inspected by a plumbing professional who can identify potential problems.
At J&C Plumbing and Sewer Service, Inc. we offer leak detection services for homeowners throughout Paramus. Leaking water lines are some of the more common problems affecting older properties.
Give us a call today to book an appointment for immediate leak detection and repair.
Signs Your Paramus Home Needs Leak Detection
Most leaks develop out of sight, either behind your wall or ceiling. In fact, some homeowners don’t realize they have a leak until weeks or months later, when their ceiling starts to sag or a severely corroded pipe suddenly bursts.
Although hidden leaks can be difficult to notice right away, there are a few warning signs you can keep an eye out for:
Our Leak Detection Process
Our experts at J&C Plumbing and Sewer Service, Inc. use non-invasive leak detection techniques to accurately locate the affected site. We will first look for your water supply line using a digital pipe locator, then inspect for leaks with acoustic or infrared leak detection equipment.
Acoustic leak detection is designed to locate leaks using sound. The site of the leak will emit a louder sound.
Infrared cameras are often paired with acoustic leak detectors for greater accuracy. The cameras will track water movement and temperature.
Confirming the Leak
Once the leak is found, we can begin going over the next steps in the repair process. Depending on the extent of the leak, we may recommend pipe repair or a full home repipe.
Why is Early Leak Detection So Important?
A small leak in your water line may not seem like a big problem at the moment, but it can eventually waste hundreds of gallons of water if left unresolved and drive up your water bill.
This is why it’s so important to get leaking water lines fixed as soon as possible. Not only will you have to pay higher water bills, your home is also at risk of major water damage. Since leaks typically develop in corroded or deteriorating pipes, this can cause a blockage and may result in your pipe bursting when temperatures drop. Leaking water lines can also lead to mold and affect your indoor air quality.