Leak Detection and Repair
Leak detection is useful if you think you have a water leak, but don’t know where the water is coming from. A static pressure test can establish if there’s any water leakage and if so, how bad it is. If the pressure drops, the plumber uses various techniques including visual inspections and specialized detection equipment to locate the leak. With sewer lines, the plumber may use a camera to inspect the integrity of your waste pipes. Another possibility is to block the drain line at an inspection port and perform a static leak test.
Plumbing and Drain Repairs
It is important to identify and repair all plumbing leaks. Should the overall condition of your plumbing have deteriorated, it may be wise to consider re-piping. This is especially the case with galvanized pipes that tend to get blocked with corrosion. Also, if your home has lead pipes, these should be removed and replaced with safer alternatives. Threaded PVC pipes tend to crack over time, and it is wise to replace these with modern piping consistent with our local codes.
With sewer lines, the plumber can clear blockages using drain cleaning equipment and hydro jetting. Rather than replacing damaged sewer lines, it’s frequently possible to reline the pipes using the non-invasive patch and lining systems.