Water Leak Detection Services, Everett WA
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Have you noticed a significant spike in your water bill, without increasing your usage?
Or are there unexplained moist spots in your walls or ceilings? These could be signs of a water leak. A water leak can cause extensive and expensive damage to your property. The consequences could as drastic as soil erosion creating a sinkhole, and compromising the structure of your home or business without any water ever appearing on the surface.
Broken pipes or fixtures are obviously identified and fairly simple to fix, however, inside the walls or underground pipes present a unique and difficult challenge.
Danika Plumbing provides professional water leak detection services to help you track down those hidden leaks and repair them, with minimal disruption or damage to your property.
Call us when you need fast service at an affordable price.
Don’t let water leaks go unchecked
Signs/Symptoms of Water Leaks
Although water leaks can be difficult to detect, you can look out for some signs which may suggest a water leak. These symptoms include:
- Lawn or garden areas that are always wet or soggy
- Unusual wet patches on walls or floors, and ceilings
- Musty smells or dampness in the air
- Visible mold or mildew growth
- Trickling sounds coming from the walls or underground
- Declines in water pressure
- Leaks or drips from pipes, faucets, and toilets
- Warped walls or floors
- Cracks in the foundation or walls of your home
- Excessive moisture around pipes, faucets, and toilets
- Unexplained increases in your water bill
Effects of Unchecked Water Leaks
Structural damage to your property
An underground leak may take time for the water to show up on the surface and can cause severe structural damage. Water seeping into your foundation or walls can weaken its structure and cause cracks, and in extreme cases, structurally unsound conditions that may lead to collapse. A water leak may be caused by:
- High system pressure
- Corrosion of pipes due to age
- Improper installation and maintenance
- Burst pipes due to frost and freezing
- Damaged and failing joints
- Ground shifting due to erosion or earthquake
Health hazards due to mold and mildew buildup:
Water leaking into your home can create a damp, humid environment and cause mold and mildew growth. Not only is this unsightly, but long-term mold exposure can cause serious health problems such as difficulty breathing, coughing, and skin irritation.
Increase in water bills:
Lost water can easily add up and result in skyrocketing water bills. You may not be aware of the leak until you’ve already replaced your entire plumbing system, or worse yet, have to pay a hefty fine from the water company. Possible areas where a leak may occur include:
- In water supply lines or pipes leading to or from the main
- Sewer lines
- Inside the walls
- Under the floor or in the crawl space
- Inside the appliance
- At the water meter or connection point
- Appliance connection joints
Possible contamination of your drinking water:
If the water leak is coming from a sewer line, there is a risk of contamination in your drinking water. This may cause harmful bacteria to enter your home and make you and your family ill.
Standing water provides a breeding ground for insects and pests, which can quickly become a major problem in your home. Not only can they do serious damage to furniture and property, but they may also spread diseases and cause serious health risks.
Give us a call for:
- Clogged bathroom sinks
- Backed up kitchen sinks
- Slow draining showers and bathtubs
- Drain cleaning
- Sewer repair
Underground Leak Detection Methods
At our locally owned plumbing company, we use state-of-the-art technology to detect water leaks underground, in walls, ceilings, and other hard-to-reach areas inside your home or business. We use noise correlators and acoustic leak detector services to spot areas that could be indicative of a water leak problem. Our services also include line location and tracing, pressure testing, and infrared imaging to ensure you get the most comprehensive diagnosis of your water leak problem.
To eliminate the need for digging out the ground and searching for the source of the leak, we use advanced detection methods which have proven to be more reliable and accurate. We have significantly reduced our response time and repair costs by utilizing these underground leak detection methods.
1. Acoustic Leak Detection:
We use advanced acoustic microphones and amplifiers to detect even the slightest changes in pressure or sound that occur when a leak is present. We can pinpoint exactly where the leak is coming from and its severity, allowing us to repair it quickly with minimal disruption or damage. The size and material of the pipes also play a crucial role in how accurately we can detect any leaks. Small diameter and metallic pipes are particularly well suited for this technology.
2. Ground Penetrating Radar:
This is a non-destructive method used to locate and determine the size of underground leaks. It works by sending out radio waves, which are reflected off objects in the pipes. The resulting data helps us to accurately identify and map the location of any leaks.
3. Infrared Thermal Imaging:
This is a cost-effective method of detecting and locating underground leaks. It works by detecting changes in the temperature of pipes, which can indicate a leak. This method is particularly useful for detecting leaks in PVC pipes, as it is relatively easy to detect changes in temperature.
4. Leak Noise Correlators:
This method uses two or more microphones placed at different points along the pipeline system. It listens for noise or vibration associated with a leak and then uses the data to pinpoint its exact location. An automated process identifies the source of the noise and generates a report with its exact location on the main control unit. Immediately after, we can then take the necessary measures to repair it quickly.
Solve Your Water Leak Problem with Danika Plumbing
Danika Plumbing offers professional water leak detection and repair services. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable technicians can quickly diagnose the problem and provide fast, reliable solutions. Using the latest in advanced technology, we can pinpoint the exact location of your water leak and provide the best possible solution to fix it. Whether you’re dealing with a minor leak or a major repair job, we have the expertise and technology to get the job done. Contact us today for more information. We look forward to helping you with your water leak needs!