Why use a Video Leak Detection Service? Many of us go through our daily routine never expecting any surprises. However, some surprises creep up on us without notice. For instance, we may never know we have a pipe leak until we get that outrageous water bill. Sometimes we get a second and third bill; then, we start to think something is wrong. Finally, we decide to call our plumbing company for an assessment. After a quick inspection, our plumber tells us we have a water leak. They then isolate the problem between the irrigation and the home. Next, the plumbing technician thoroughly searches the house to check for puddling. Once your plumbing technician can locate the leak, they can repair the compromised area.
A Video Camera Leak Inspection Will Show What’s Taking Place In Your Pipes
This unique camera is waterproof and very easy to maneuver. The flexible line and a small video camera get inserted into the pipe. The small, sleek, flexible video camera lets your plumber easily navigate your pipes. Your plumbing technician has a monitor where in real-time, they can see firsthand what’s taking place in your pipes. The video camera is designed to navigate through the tightest corners. In most cases, finding a leak or blockage in your sewer line is a snap.
Video Camera Leak Detection Is a Massive Breakthrough
Your video leak detection camera only applies to finding water leaks and other problems in your pipes. Additionally, it works wonders in our sewer line. The camera can inspect a sewer line for roots, cracks, and other breaches. Another benefit is that the video camera can pinpoint the exact location of the problem. When they became available for pipes, it was a massive breakthrough for plumbing technology. It took the guesswork out of discovering a leak.
In the past, when your plumbing technician discovered a water leak, you could only fix the problem, but you wouldn’t know what was causing the problem. Now you can see firsthand what’s causing the problem. For example, the camera can see tree roots, debris, shifting soil, a bellied sewer line, or a cracked pipe. All of which would require a different approach to repair.
What Can A Leak Detection Video Camera Inspect For?
A leak-detection video camera can inspect various things depending on its specific capabilities and design. Generally speaking, it can inspect for the presence and location of leaks or blockages in pipes, ducts, and other enclosed systems. The device works by feeding a flexible camera attached to a cable through the system to capture interior images.
Specifically, a video camera leak detection device can inspect for the following:
- Water leaks in pipes, such as leaks in plumbing systems, irrigation systems, or fire sprinkler systems.
- Gas leaks in pipes, such as leaks in natural gas or propane supply lines.
- Sewer line leaks, such as leaks in sewer mains or lateral lines.
- Blockages in pipes, including clogs or obstructions caused by debris, tree roots, or other materials.
- The corrosion or deterioration of pipes can lead to leaks or other problems.
- Structural damage to pipes or other systems can also cause leaks or other issues.
- Condition of pipe joints and fittings, such as signs of wear or damage that could lead to leaks.
Overall, a plumber’s video camera device is a useful tool for identifying and locating leaks and other issues in various systems, making it an essential tool for maintenance and repair work.
What Does A Plumber Use An Acoustic Leak Detector Listening Device For?
A plumber may use an acoustic listening device to locate leaks in a plumbing system. These devices work by amplifying the sound of water escaping from pipes and can help pinpoint the exact location of the leak. This can be particularly useful when the source of the leak is not visible or accessible, such as in walls or under flooring. The plumber can use the acoustic listening device to follow the sound of the leak and then take appropriate action to repair it.
Ground microphones and listening discs are among the basic tools that plumbers use to pinpoint leaks. Using sound technology, they can hear the noise of escaping water and dripping even through a layer of concrete.
How Can A Plumber’s Acoustic Listening Device Penetrate To Find The Leak?
A plumber’s acoustic listening device can penetrate various materials to find a leak in a plumbing system. The device can detect the sound of water escaping through pipes, even if they are buried in concrete or behind walls. It can also detect leaks in underground pipes or pipes located beneath flooring or other obstructions. The acoustic listening device can help the plumber pinpoint the exact location of the leak without performing extensive exploratory work, saving time and money. However, it is important to note that the device’s effectiveness may be limited by factors such as ambient noise levels and the type of material the pipes are made of.
What Is A Plumber’s Heat Scanner Used For, And How Does It Work?
A plumber’s heat scanner, also known as an infrared (IR) thermometer, is a handheld device that measures surface temperatures without making physical contact. It works by detecting the amount of infrared energy emitted by an object and converting it into a temperature reading.
In the context of plumbing, your plumber uses a heat scanner to identify hot or cold spots in pipes, radiators, or boilers, which can indicate problems such as clogs, leaks, or blockages. You can also use it to check the temperature of water heaters, faucets, and other plumbing fixtures.
The Heat Scanner Is Easy For Your Plumber To Use
To use a plumber’s heat scanner, you simply aim the device at the surface you want to measure and pull the trigger to take a reading. The device then displays the temperature on a digital screen, allowing you to quickly and easily identify any potential issues. However, it is important to note that the accuracy of the readings may be affected by factors such as distance, emissivity (how much-infrared energy an object emits), and the presence of any obstructions or reflections.
We Have The Latest Technology
At Big B’s Plumbing, we have a video leak detection specialist for your home. We’ve taken the guesswork out of finding a water leak and come equipped with the latest technology because we know that time is money. We believe that quickly finding and resolving a plumbing problem will bring our customers the best value.