At Dial Up Plumbing, our plumbers are experts when it comes to installation and repairs for your pipes and leaks. From PVC S-bends to concrete sewer pipes, we provide a complete leaking tap service for all domestic and industrial applications. A leak detection service is appropriate for you, if your property is generating unnecessarily high water, gas or electricity bills, producing gaseous or sewage smells, or experiencing water damage on walls, floors or ceilings. It’s important to call a technician at the first signs of a leak, as leaving the issue unresolved may result in excessively high bills, water/mould damage to the property, carbon monoxide poisoning, and even fire hazards.
How we can help
We can find and fix any leak on your property, ranging from gas leaks to sewage and stormwater leaks. Our services in leak detection include resolving issues caused by pipes rattling within the walls, leaking pipes in walls, pipe replacements and installations.
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Leaking plumbing is something we’ve all experienced, and can be extremely frustrating to deal with. This is made worse by the fact that not all leaks are as easy to pinpoint as, for example, an exposed tap under your sink with a visibly broken seal. Many times, it is impossible for the average homeowner to locate the location of a leak within walls, underground, or even in exposed piping where the source is not immediately obvious. This is especially true for gas and sewerage leaks. Some telltale signs you may have a leak include:
- Damp or discoloured walls, ceilings or floors
- Dank, musty odour
- Signs of water on pipes, as well as on other home fittings, that is not condensation
- Unexpected paint damage (spot fading, flaking, cracking)
- Odour of gas
- Occasional odours of sewerage, or other unpleasant smells
- Low water pressure
- Knocking pipes, hissing, or sound of water running
Even the smallest water leak is no joking matter – due to the water pressure running through our homes, that same leak can quickly turn into a torrent of water that not only damages your plumbing but destroys your home and belongings. Our cutting-edge Sydney leak detection services allow our experienced technicians to find and repair water, gas and sewerage leaks before they result in high utility bills and costly damage.
Cutting-Edge Leak Detection Methods
At Dial Up Plumbing, our leak detection services are both rapid and as non-intrusive as possible. To achieve this, we use the most advanced water leak detection equipment as well as technology to diagnose other types of leaks. Advanced Leak Detection Systems can utilise a number of modern methods, including:
Audio detection – This type of equipment allows technicians to hear behind walls, in floors/ceilings and underground – even at volumes and frequencies not detectable to the human ear.
Thermal imaging – Leaking liquids or gases can create temperature differences at their point of escape. Thermal camera systems quickly show these unexpected hot or cold spots, and are especially helpful in dark areas and spots that are hard to get close to.
Miniature cameras – Extremely helpful in detecting leaks inside of walls and in tight spots like attic crawl spaces and roofs, tiny cameras such as fibre optic cameras allow technicians to inspect spaces that would otherwise require removal of building infrastructure. This is particularly advantageous because just ruling out these areas would otherwise require altering your home’s infrastructure to get a good look.
Early Leak Detection
Any leak, large or small, will eventually result in damage to your property. Firstly, the exposure of external pipes, seals, fittings and connectors to leaking liquid or gas promotes oxidation and rotting, dramatically shortening the life of your piping. Our pipe leak detection and Sydney water leak detection services, therefore, extend the life of your plumbing. Leaks also cause extensive damage to your walls, ceilings and floors – both water damage and damage from the resulting mould.
When piping completely collapses, the flooding causes catastrophic damage to your home and can destroy many of your beloved possessions. It is imperative that all leaks are detected before getting to this stage.
Just a small leak can have a negative effect on your water or gas bill. Left unchecked, it is not uncommon for bills to double or worse – and the utility companies will not reimburse you for charges due to leaks. Detecting a leak early on can save you hundreds or even thousands of dollars in bills.
Worst of all, an undiagnosed leak can put you and your family in danger. Water damage can weaken the structure of your house and cause wall, floor or support collapses. Without water pipe leak detection, water dripping on wiring can cause a fire, as can leaking gas. Gas leaks can result in carbon monoxide poisoning.
Early leak detection not only protects your home, but it also protects you and your loved ones from potential injury or serious illness.
Advanced Sydney Leak Detection
With decades of combined experience and the most advanced equipment, Dial Up Plumbing is your best option for Sydney water leak detection, as well as the detection of other leaks such as gas and sewerage. We even have the ability to pinpoint notoriously hard-to-find issues with our advanced leak detection methods. To find out more about our leak detection services,contact us today!
How do you check for leaks?
Other than leaks that are clearly visible in piping and at seal points, it can be quite difficult for the average homeowner to find leaks. Dial Up Plumbing uses advanced leak detection methods and equipment to quickly pinpoint the exact location of all types of leaks.
How much does it cost to detect a water leak?
Depending on the leak, simple or more advanced detection methods may be required. In either case, Dial Up Plumbing offers affordable rates so that your leak may be found before causing damage.Contact us today for a quote or to learn more.
How does a leak detector work?
We use a number of different types of advanced leak detectors at Dial Up Plumbing. Miniature cameras help us find leaks in small spaces, thermal cameras detect leaks by analysing the temperature differences they cause, and audio leak detectors allow us to hear the telltale noises of leaks, even through walls.