Many of the specialized methods of locating leaks in outdoor piping are also used in precision location of under-slab or in-slab leaks.
Electronic detection is used on slab leaks to avoid the catastrophic property damage associated with “hunting” for slab leaks with jackhammers and similar demolition tools used by those unskilled in locating leaks without destruction.
Willoughby Water Leaks - Taps Shower Sinks Toilets
Dripping taps, showers, sinks and toilets and water leaks waste water and money. The smallest of drips and water leaks around your home should be repaired. A slow drip can waste as much as 15 to 20 gallons of water per day.
The most common places to find water leaks are:
Washing machine supply hose – found behind your clothes washer and dishwasher
Kitchen and bathroom taps
Angle stops – the valve under your sink and behind the toilet
P-traps – the U-shaped pipe under your sink
Shower valve – found inside the wall of your shower
Hose bib spigot – where you connect your hose
Water Heater Leaks Willoughby Plumbers
The city's responsibility ends on the customer's side of the water meter. The customer is responsible for everything from the meter to the house, including the plumbing inside the house.
Gas Leaks Willoughby Gas Fitter
Although natural gas is colourless and odourless, scents (in the form of traces of mercaptans) are usually added to assist in identifying gas leaks. This odour commonly takes the form of rotting eggs. If you detect this scent, you should evacuate the area immediately, usually to the outside. Do not light fires or cigarettes, and do not operate electrical appliances, light switches or phones, as these may act as points of ignition. Once in a safe area, contact your natural gas provider.
Once the gas company has determined that you have a gas leak, they will turn off your service. In order to have your service turned back on, you will need a licensed plumber to detect, locate and repair the section where the gas leak exists.
Willoughby Sewer Leaks
Sewer leaks are defined as leakage, breaks or blockage on drain, waste and vent piping or sewer service lines associated with sanitary sewer or septic systems. They involve leakage of hazardous sewer gases that contain highly flammable methane gases. These systems often require electronic location of cleanouts, followed by sewer taps. Sewer or sanitary drain-line leaks often are the source of mystery water damage in homes, as well as noxious sewer smells. Sewer leaks are also known as drain leaks, vent pipe leaks or drain-waste-vent (DWV) system leaks. Sewer leaks and drain leaks are easily repaired once the exact location is detected.
Precision location of sewer leaks, sewer breaks or sewer blockages often begins with an internal inspection of the piping called a sewer camera inspection. Our miniature inspection devices, sometimes also called borescopes or fibre-optic cameras, are made for rough service in drain lines of all sizes and can often see the interior well enough to video-record the inspection. Sometimes the inspection is called a sewer video inspection for this reason.