Water Leak Detection
Expert Water Leak Detectors in Draper, UT & Utah County
Water leaks in your plumbing can cause a lot of headaches. In addition to costing you more money in utility bills, leaks can result in discoloration on ceilings, warped floor boards, ruined furniture, stained walls, and weakening of the overall structure of a house. Parley’s PPM Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling provides precise water leak detection services in Draper, UT and Utah County to find the source of your leak and repair it quickly to minimize the damage to your home. What makes leaks so complicated for homeowners is that the source of the leak is rarely in the same place as the first visible sign of water damage. Water can travel great distances before it makes itself known, such as running along pipes or along ceiling joists. Your best and most reliable bet is to call us and have one of our professional leak detectors find and fix your problem
Signs You Have a Water Leak in Your Home or Building
While pinpointing the exact location of a water leak is difficult for homeowners and untrained professionals, spotting the signs of a water leak is not. Evidence that you have a water leak in your home or even outside in your yard include:
- A sudden rise in your water bill
- The constant sound of running water
- Wall cracks
- Ceiling stains
- Wood floors that appear to be warped or buckling
- Musty or moldy smells
- Unexplained puddles of water in your home
- Standing water puddles or a soggy lawn
- A lush or overgrown spot in your lawn
The Importance of Professional Leak Detection & Our Methods
When a homeowner sees a stain on the ceiling and realizes they have a leaky pipe, the first inclination might be to cut open the ceiling in that spot and look for the leak. But as we mentioned before, leaks rarely start where the problem is first visible, which is why calling the leak detectors at Parley’s PPM Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling is so important. Using professional equipment and our experience in water leak detection, we pinpoint the source of your leak with minimally invasive procedures. We employ methods, such as:
- Acoustic Detection: We use listening devices to identify sounds that are consistent with water leaking in pipes, such as rushing or hissing sounds. These get louder as our leak detector moves closer to the source of the leak along the pipe.
- Pressure Readings: Using pressure gauges and flow meters, we can measure the various points in the pipe for drops in pressure. Higher pressure at the beginning of the pipe compared to a point further down the pipe signals the leak as at a point in between those various points in pressure.
Should an Annual Leak Audit Be Performed on Plumbing?
If you own a home or commercial building with a lot of square footage, it’s a good idea to schedule an annual leak audit to protect yourself against structural damage caused by water and overspending on utility bills. It’s more difficult to notice water leaks from pipes in larger buildings but a comprehensive annual audit by the plumbers at Parley’s PPM Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling will detect any water pipe leaks on your property. Annual audits allow our team to analyze year over year data so we can stay ahead of any issues with pipes and plumbing.
Get Peace of Mind with Professional Leak Detection
A water leak in a pipe can feel overwhelming because it is essentially money leaking out of your pocket to pay for water that isn’t going to any use, not to mention the damage it can cause to your home. Fortunately, Parley’s PPM Plumbing, Heating, & Cooling offers fast and accurate leak detection in Draper, UT and Utah County. As professionally trained plumbers, we can handle all kinds of pipe maintenance to minimize damage and save you from wasting money on high utility bills. Contact our friendly team of technicians to schedule your leak detection or leak audit services today.