Hidden Leaks In Your Home
Leak detection is very important to prevent water damage to your home. The effects of water leak may not be serious in the early stages, but it gets worse overtime. The only way to deal with such situations is to observe the right steps to determine water leaks in its early stages.
There are systems and methods that can help you determine the leaks on your own. However, if you want accurate results, it is best that you entrust the job to a professional plumber especially if it’s an emergency.
Damages caused by plumbing leaks can be reduced to 10% if proper measures are taken in time. Early leak detection can help you save a lot of time, money and effort.
Double Check - How To Detect Water Leaks In Your Home
Any leak in the pipes creates a risk of water contamination. When there’s water leaking in the pipes, there is a good chance that molds would grow. This can result in virus, bacteria or parasite contamination. If the water you are using at home is contaminated, you will certainly suffer from various health concerns and expenses.
If anything happens that hints there’s leakage in the pipes, make sure that you double check everything. Contact a plumber if you notice anything strange such as mold growth.
Water Leak Detection Instruments
Water leak detection instruments are electronic alarms used to determine water leaks. These tools are located at areas where there’s a high chance of leak detection like near the dishwasher or underneath the toilet tanks. It’s also used in enclosed pipes. When the tool comes in contact with the water, it produces a loud sound.
There are three main water leak detection instruments – underground, active and passive. Underground sound detection systems use sophisticated microphones to determine leaks via sounds. These tools detect the quiet mumbling of water as it flows out of a hole or break.
Passive leak detection instruments are powered by batteries and placed near areas susceptible to water leaks. These tools are equipped with an alarm generating system and dampness sensor. When it senses water leaks, it produces a startling sound. Alarm sound is generated when the moisture sensor becomes wet.
Active leak detection instruments, on the other hand, also have alarming system that produces a sound to alert you about the existence of a leak. They have a function that stops the flow of water. These tools can turn off the main supply of water as the alarm sounds. There are two types of active leak detection instruments – whole and individual appliance system. Whole active instruments have moisture sensors.
These systems exit the main supply of water when a leak is detected. Individual active instruments detect leaks from one appliance such as washing machine.
Detecting and fixing water leaks in its early stages can help prevent water damage and huge financial loss. If the problem is something you cannot deal with on your own, you should call a professional plumber right away to avoid causing further damage to your plumbing system.
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