Leak Detection Experts In Melbourne
A leak can destroy key elements of your home if you don’t catch it in time. Unfortunately, sometimes the signs of the leak are simply not all that obvious. A pipe might be leaking small amounts of water every day without seriously disrupting overall water pressure or making any noise. The first sign could then be brown water stains on the floor, walls, or ceiling.
Like all things, it’s best to catch it early. Reed Plumbing & Drainage Solutions can provide you with advanced leak detection in Melbourne using the latest tools and technology. Our check will ensure that your water supply system is in full working order without any leaks or scratches. Because we use the best technology, we can determine for certain whether or not you have leaks, where they are, and what size. We then proceed to apply the best possible fix asap.
Call us today for advanced leak detection in Melbourne – 9331 6633.
How much does leak detection cost?
In Melbourne, you can expect to spend around $300 to $2,000 for professional leak detection with a full inspection report. Rates vary greatly depending on the kind of water leak detection method used, and factors such as the size and difficulty of the job can increase the final quote. It’s difficult for any plumbing company to provide a fixed quote until they are able to assess the situation on site. Call us at 9331 6633 or book a service online through our website and we can provide a firm quote after our visit.
Types Of Leak Detection
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Do you notice that your water or gas bill is getting bigger? Do you hear running water when you are sure the taps are all off?
You could have concealed leaks that can cause significant damage and pose health hazards in your house.
Water Leak Detection
Leaks can cause permanent and structural damage if left untreated, fostering the growth of mildew and mould.
Gas Leak Detection
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We provide accurate, non-invasive leak detection services to help protect your home and property from structural damage
How can we help?
We use high-resolution thermal imaging cameras and electronic listening sticks to provide our customers with the most efficient and effective leak detection poissible.
Reed Plumbing is ready to detect leaks in simple domestic setups as well as complex, large-scale commercial properties.
Quick Tips & Tricks
Leaks can occur in various areas of the house, and they are not always easy to pinpoint. Without the use of specialised equipment, it can be near impossible to find the exact origin of a leak, or its cause.
If you have a leaking tap, you are literally putting money down the drains. The amount of water that drips out of a tap will add up quickly.
We are able to assist with all plumbing issues, no matter how big or small.
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Common Questions About Leak Detection In Melbourne
If you notice that something is wrong with the water supply, then you might want to consider a leak detection report. The most obvious sign is that you notice signs of moisture, which is something of a giveaway. But if there are other problems with your water supply, like slow taps or strange noises, then you might also want to consider it. As a rule of thumb, when something is ‘up’ with the water supply, it is caused primarily by either a leaky pipe or a blocked drain. These are the two first points of call and are among the easiest to rectify.
There are 4 primary methods to detect water leaks. These are:
1. Thermal Imaging – An infrared camera pointed at an area will show lower energy levels in the area around a leak.
2. Acoustic Listening Device – Microphone held close to a wall. Sounds will be produced in areas where the pipe is cracked/leaking.
3. Tracer Gas – Two gases are introduced into the piping system. Tracer gas will leak out where there is a leak in the pipes. The gas itself is completely non-toxic.
4. Leak Correlators – Used in larger piping systems like farms and industrial complexes. Electromagnetic sensors are placed at strategic locations along with the piping system and can detect leaks by comparing time delays between signals.
Some types of water leaks will leave behind signs so you can locate them easily. Water presence or damp areas on your floor are the most obvious indicator that you have a slab leak. Other things that you should watch out for are the sound of water rushing underneath your floor, warm spots on your slab that indicate leaking hot water lines, and “heaving” or lifting of your slab. However, if there is an unexplainable rise in your water bill and there are no visual or auditory signs to help you find the leak, it’s best to call your plumber to locate faulty pipes.
Along with thermal imaging, acoustic listening devices are by far the most common and effective means to detect leaks in comparison to tracer gas and leak correlators. An acoustic listening device is able to differentiate the leak from the regular sound of the water flowing through the pipe. The benefit of this method is that it works on virtually any piping material and is 100% non-invasive. Leak detection is highly accurate and the size and location of the leak are irrelevant in terms of using this method.
We at Reed plumbing use a combination of high-resolution thermal imaging in conjunction with acoustic listening devices to detect each and every potential leak in your home, in the fastest possible manner.
Absolutely. There are leak detection tools on the market that can alert you to any leaks as they arise. This will save you time and money. However, it’s important to know the strengths and weaknesses of each device. Many of them will not suffice to detect all leaks, all of the time. Others work on certain pipe materials only.
Leaks should never go ignored. Water leaks are bound to worsen over time and can cause expensive home damage. If left alone and unfixed, it will start to increase your water bill, lower the water pressure around your house, cause bad odours, aid the development of mold and mildew, and can ultimately cause your house to be unsanitary and structurally unsafe to live in. Leaks should be addressed as soon as they are detected to avoid costly repairs down the line.
Unfortunately, leak detection is not covered by most insurance policies. Still, it wouldn’t hurt to check with your provider as each policy is different. What most insurance policies do cover is fixing water leaks and water damage from sudden or accidental discharge like in the case of storms and flooding. Most policies will specifically exclude gradual leaks and water damage, especially if they could have been avoided with regular maintenance.
For more information on leak detection tools and advanced leak detection in Melbourne, call us now at 9331 6633.