We Can See Behind Walls, Under Floors, and Through Ceilings…All to Your Advantage.
Burst pipes and water leaks can be pesky little problems. In fact, they can be pesky big problems too.
You see, not all burst or leaking pipes are readily visible or easy to detect. Plus, leaking and bursting problems can occur in many different locations including under concrete floors, set into walls behind the plaster or wall tiles, in ceilings, or underground outside buildings including patios, paths, driveways, and more.
The point is, they’re very seldom obvious to the eye and, left unresolved, burst or leaking pipes can cause untold damage and result in a major repair or replacement expense. They also have the potential to run up thousands of dollars in water bills.
Tracking Your Water Usage
Find out how to easily track your water use by conducting a meter test or regularly reading your meter. You can monitor or check your water use levels by reading your water meter and recording the amounts. This can help you confirm a bill, or identify whether you have a water leak.
- Read the black numbers from left to right – the black numbers represent kilolitres (1000 litres) and the red numbers represent litres. Water Corp charge per kilolitre.
- Read your meter at approximately the same time each day (note both the black and red numbers).
- Calculate your water use by subtracting the previous meter reading from the current reading.
- Compare your daily water use and note water use activities.
But Who Should You Call When You Suspect You Have a Leaking Pipe; a Plumber or a Leak Detection Specialist?
No need to despair over who is best to call; because one phone call to Kalamunda Plumbing will resolve the matter. Not only do we have the latest in electronic leak detection and location equipment, our technicians also have the skills and years of experience to provide the best solutions to offer for your consideration: either quality repairs, or cost effective replacement of faulty pipes, including “reroute”.
Who Needs Electronic Leak Detection?
Everyone is a candidate for a hidden water leak and the damage it can cause. Yes, they’re more likely to occur in older structures, but newer homes and commercial buildings are not immune. Even there, a hidden water leak can occur due to low quality building materials, poor installation methods, excessively high water pressure, expansion and contraction of pipes, and other prevailing conditions.
How You Benefit from Our Service
Without effective electronic leak detection, holes must be dug and damage incurred simply to locate the source and extent of the problem. But choose Kalamunda Plumbing for the job, and all that damage can be avoided.
What’s more, we are equally well-equipped to repair or replace broken, corroded, cracked or leaking pipes to prevent the same from happening again. And our solutions more often avoid costly repair or replacement of floor and/or wall tiles, or removal of plumbing cabinets.
The Tools of Electronic Leak Detection
Our state-of-the art equipment includes:
- Metallic pipe locators
- Acoustic ground microphones
- Thermal imaging or infrared cameras
- Moisture meters
Thermal imaging involves the use of infrared cameras to measure and identify changes in the surface temperature of a certain area. In short, it uses the latest military technology to identify heat signatures. To support such a conclusion, we also employ sonar listening devices and acoustic leak detectors to hear the escape of water under or behind solid surfaces as well as years of experience to help make the right conclusion.
If you even suspect you might have a hidden water leak, contact Kalamunda Plumbing today to either put your mind at ease or locate and correct the problem before it grows and worsens.