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Locate The Leaks Before They Cause Major Damages

Mar 9th 2015 at 2:35 AM

There are many of us, who face the problem of leaks in our houses, but don’t have idea about how to tackle them. While you know that there is a leak in your house, how do you find out where the leaks are, and how do you go about rectifying them? Well, there are special leak detection devices and processes, which can not only save time, but also save a lot of efforts and money. These devices can find out the source of the leaks, before you start doing excavations.

How will you find out if your underground water pipe has leaks? Well, we give below some symptoms:

• If you can hear the water running even after all the pipes are turned off

• If the water meter keeps turning, even when everything else is turned off

• If the water bill is more.

Well, so if any of these symptoms are there, you should use the underground locating services, for locating the leaks.

So, how does the technology work? Well, the technology makes use of electromagnetic and the ground penetrating radars, for locating the water surface and distribution piping around the property. These are known as the underground locating services. With this technology, the people are able to locate the exact position and point of leaks. After this, a sensitive sound transducer and level amplifiers are used for detecting the sounds. These transducers can detect even the minutest of sounds. After this, a testing is conducted at every appearance of pipe, valves, hydrants, risers, meters, so that the pipe area, which makes the highest sound, can be located. The leaks are also detected with the help of helium, which is a safe gas, and can be detected above ground surfaces.

Once the leaks are detected, the holes will be driven inside the ground, by making use of rods, so that direct contact can be established with the pipe. These are the best methods for locating the leaks, and one will not have to dig, unnecessarily. And, even if the joints are newly constructed, one will not have to worry about digging the new joints.Other than these methods, one can also make use of vacuum excavation, which can excavate an area without causing damages to the nearby underground utilities. These methods can be safely used for finding broken joints, large holes, cracks, etc. And, these are non-invasive, and do not cause any destruction to the property, or landscape.

Author Bio:

The author is a renowned blogger of various plumbing articles. He has a wide experience in leak detection, and has written various articles about underground locating services.

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