Leak Detection Gladstone
It’s important to service leaks immediately to prevent permanent damage to your home. Atkin Plumbing & Gasfitting provides fast and efficient leak detection services in Gladstone.
Whether you have leaky faucets or burst pipes, we will ensure that the problem is dealt with as soon as possible. No job is too big or too small for our professional team.
When you choose Atkin Plumbing & Gasfitting, you can benefit from non-evasive leak detection methods. We provide emergency and routine leak detection services.
For more information, contact us today.
Common Causes Of Leaks
However, under any circumstance, leaks are always contributing to your water bills and impacting your monthly finances.
Just because you can’t see a leak, doesn’t mean you don’t have a problem. Here are some common causes of leaks to consider:
- Broken seals
- Clogged lines
- Loose water connectors
- Damaged pipe joints
- Rapid temperature changes
- Excess water pressure
- Disruptive tree roots
Leak Detection Technology
Atkin Plumbing & Gasfitting uses advanced leak detection equipment to ensure that we pinpoint the source of your leak the first time around.
Non-evasive equipment means that we don’t have to tear apart your home interior or exterior to identify the problem. This allows our customers to save on repairs and potential damages.
Our leak detection equipment centres around a listening device that allows us to determine the flow of water and where it’s coming from. Based on the nature of the problem, we will then dig up the affected area and carry out appropriate repair work.
This leak detection technology allows customers to benefit from the least amount of disruption to their home environment as well as speedy solutions.
Why Hire A Professional For Leak Detection Services
As professionals, we have the expertise and knowledge to identify leaks in any part of your home – even the most advanced areas, such as sewer lines.
We have the tools and resources necessary to carry out solutions in a timely fashion. This means you can save money on purchasing DYI products that may not be useful.
You can also save money as our expertise ensure that we pinpoint leaks before they cause serious damage. What could have been an expensive re-piping job may become a standard leak repair with quick action.
Professional leak detectors can also provide you with a more thorough understanding of your plumbing system. We can assess the condition of your pipes and recommend maintenance services where appropriate. This is called ‘preventative maintenance’ and helps stops problems before they occur.
Why Choose Our Leak Detection Team?
- We offer competitive prices
- We have more than 10 years of experience
- We don’t charge for call-outs
- We have specialist equipment
- We’re a friendly team of professionals
Frequently asked questions
Prevention is always better than the cure, especially when it comes to water leaks. They often start as small drips that are no real danger on their own, but escalate over time as moisture accumulates in your walls or ceilings and the drips turn into trickles. All of a sudden, you could be left with a burst pipe, a collapsed ceiling or major structural damage. It’s always best to have the professionals check for any leaks at least once every two years.
Obvious water leaks are simple to detect, but what about pipes that are in the walls, above your ceiling or underground? Luckily, there are some telltale signs that you may have a concealed leak. Some of these signs include:
- Higher than usual water bills
- Dark patches, stains, mould and mildew appear on your walls or ceiling
- Wooden surfaces become warped
- You notice bulges or sagging in parts of your walls or ceiling
- Water is pooling in your yard and not draining away
- Your water pressure has dropped suddenly
- Paint has started to blister or peel on your walls or ceiling
- You hear strange noises coming from your pipes
If you spot any of these symptoms, don’t delay – call a professional plumber immediately. That way, the leak can be repaired before it escalates into a full-blown plumbing emergency.
It is highly advised that you do not treat this as a DIY project as there are many complexities to plumbing and you can do more damage to your property. The equipment used for testing and repair is highly specialised and expert plumbers are trained in the safe and correct use of this commercial equipment to minimise any risk of damage to your property.
Plumbers use advanced technology like CCTV cameras and acoustic devices to locate the source of the leak. In many cases, these problems can be fixed using no-damage pipe relining surfaces so there will be no need to cut into your walls or excavate your yard. This pipe relining service will see a thin bladder fed into the pipe, which is then inflated so that it bonds with the pipe and hardens, creating a brand new pipe. This new pipe is often stronger than the original was and will last for a long time.
If excavation or access through the walls is essential, a professional plumber will minimise the damage and ensure it is fixed so there is no chance of further damage from occurring.
It’s imperative that you only choose a licensed plumber that has up-to-date insurance for your protection. Their licence is your assurance that they have completed all mandatory training and carry out jobs according to the latest Australian standards. Insurance is vital because it means you are covered if anything goes wrong and there is damage to your property – which is more likely when using an unlicensed plumber.