The Signs Of A Leak In Residential & Commercial Buildings In Detroit
There are often tell-tale signs that alert property owners to a leak. These include an unexplained increase in the water bill, pooling water, mildew, odor, and dripping. Floodings and water damage, such as spotting on ceiling tiles or drywall, are obvious symptoms of leaking and can lead to severe damage if ignored. Likewise, mold and mildew can become health hazards when left untreated. At Mr. Rooter Detroit, we urge all of our clients to take leaking seriously and schedule an inspection whenever a leak is suspected.
Leaks can spring from piping, faucets, and appliances and cause long-term damage that requires excessive remediation costs. This is why noticeable symptoms of leaking should be addressed as soon as they are identified. Sometimes, the source of a leak is obvious, but other leaks can occur underground and remain mostly undetected, which is why Mr. Rooter Plumbing recommends yearly maintenance inspections that include professional leak detection work.
How Professional Leak Detection Services & Equipment Works
At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we use professional-grade equipment to examine the pipelines and identify any leaks that may be causing damage to your property. During professional leak detection, our technicians employ high-definition cameras and infrared technology to diagnose and locate underground leaks. These technologies combined allow trained plumbers to identify areas of disrepair in the pipeline without having to rip open drywall or dig through the landscaping at your property.
In the past, plumbers were forced to damage infrastructure and topography to locate leaks and damage to pipelines. This often resulted in excessive property damage, as they searched for the exact location of disrepair and dug up irrelevant areas. Today, the preferred methods of pipe inspection and repair are trenchless, meaning they are performed entirely underground or within the existing pipeline.
Mr. Rooter Plumbing performs professional leak detection by inserting a high-definition camera with infrared light and a transmitter attached to it into the pipeline. The transmitter sends a signal up to the technician above ground, while the camera simultaneously sends a feed of live and recorded images. The images provide a detailed look inside of the pipeline with enough information for the technician to be able to diagnose breaks and cracks, while the transmitter emits a signal that can pinpoint where exactly in the pipeline the leak is.
The entire process is conducted inside the pipeline via an existing access point called a cleanout. Utilizing the existing access point is how technicians are able to perform trenchless inspections, as opposed to traditional methods of investigation into pipe function and health. The camera and transmitter can be driven on a tractor through the pipeline up to approximately 300 feet or attached to a rod and manually moved throughout the pipeline. Fast and easy, this method of leak detection is an effective way of diagnosing existing disrepair and a form of preventative maintenance that can expose pending issues before they become disasters and extend the overall life of the pipeline. When the severity and location of the leak are established, the next step is deciding which type of pipe repair method is appropriate for the situation. Mr. Rooter Plumbing technicians are knowledgeable about various pipe repair methods and will have the tools on hand to perform leak repair to your preference.
The Benefits Of Detecting Leaks In Pipes With Advanced Equipment
At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we believe in upfront, flat-rate pricing. The technician will discuss the cost of the inspection before performing the work. Most leak detection services are relatively inexpensive, making it well worth the investment, because it can mean the difference between serious property damage when the source of a leak is not correctly ascertained, and a dry environment with smooth-running plumbing.
Beyond being cost-effective and beneficial, leak detection is quick and easy. After our technicians locate the access point, they will get to work examining the inside of the pipeline and searching for the source of the issue. Since the process does not require extensive labor, it is fast to complete, allowing clients to resume their normal routines, rather than spend the whole day figuring out the plumbing situation at their properties.
Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing For Affordable & Effective Leak Detection Work In Detroit
At Mr. Rooter Detroit, we strive to provide all of our clients with exceptional service and lasting repairs, which is why all of our work is guaranteed. We ensure you receive the best workmanship, using the most reliable methods and parts, thanks to our satisfaction guarantee. All of our plumbers are expertly trained, licensed, and insured. We also subject our staff to background checks, so you can be sure you will always welcome a reliable, professional technician to your property. A marked truck stocked with all the tools necessary to handle any inspection or repair arrives on site promptly, at your scheduled appointment time.
Knowing that most clients who call to schedule an inspection for leak detection are already experiencing signs of water damage or are in the middle of a full-blown plumbing emergency, we prioritize each call and have a technician out to the site at your earliest convenience.
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for emergency service, Mr. Rooter Plumbing's representatives are always on hand to walk you through easy self-inspection, answer questions, or schedule service. When it’s time for an inspection on your pipes in the Detroit, Michigan area, call us day or night for a free estimate.