Taking proper care of your home is one of the responsibilities of ownership. Unfortunately, there are times when disaster strikes and there is little you can do about it until after the fact. This is usually true whenever a plumbing problem occurs since broken lines and sewage backups happen almost unexpectedly. Broken plumbing can occur anywhere there are pipes. In most cases it happens to the fresh water supply because those are the pipes that are under constant pressure. With most municipal supply systems the water pressure ranges from twenty to forty PSI (Pounds per Square Inch) which puts a constant strain on the pipes and fixtures.
Generally, when a leak occurs the first hing you want is to call for Plumbing Repair Huntsville AL. However, there are times when a leak exists and the homeowner doesn’t know about it. For instance, a small leak in a wall might go undetected for days or even months if the water is soaked up by the very materials the home is constructed from. This makes these types of leaks very dangerous to the home because they can destroy its supporting framework. Leaks in the supply pipes outside the home are just as bad because they can undermine the foundation of the home resulting in severe stress to the building.
Leaks in the walls are easier to locate when you have the right equipment. For a plumber searching for those leaks this means acoustical electronic sensors that listen to sound variances in the walls. The acoustic signals they receive can help them determine how bad the leak is as well as determine its position. This helps to reduce the amount demolition required to access the pipes at the time of the repair.
Locating a leak in the water mains can be a little harder. It mostly depends on how bad the leak is and where it is in the line. A large leak is usually noticeable unless the water is rapidly running under a driveway or foundation. Even then there may still be telltale signs of mud in the area. Without these signs the plumber may have to replace the whole pipe or resort to ground based radar which can be very expensive. You can learn more about Plumbing Repair Huntsville AL by contacting Dean Plumbing Co Inc.
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