What We Inspect During Leak Detection

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Leaks for underground and above ground pipework end up costing a lot of money as they can go undetected for long periods. Water leak inspectors offer reliable and cost-effective water leak detection and inspection services. Speedy Rooter Plumbing is your trusted plumber in Staunton, VA. Here is what we often inspect during leak detection.

The Water Meter

One of the common areas to be inspected during leak detection in Staunton, VA is the water meter. This is done by first turning off all the water in your home. Every machine that uses water is completely shut off. Then check the meter and see If there are any changes. If there is a leak, the meter will show significant changes. A fast-moving leak will show changes immediately while a slower leak changes may be observed after some time.

The water usage can also be used to determine if there are any leaks. The average water usage in a typical family of four members is 12,000 gallons per month. If the volume exceeds this, then there might be a serious leak problem. A leak detection specialist can help to identify the leak and suggest solutions.

The Water Bill

If you notice that your water bill is rising consistently with any significant changes in your water use habits, then there might be a leak. Comparing past and present water bills will help to see if there is a steady increase. Your water bill should remain consistent from month to month with small negligible changes. You can consult leak detection services should you notice inconsistencies or unusual spike in your water bill.

Visual Inspection

This involves walking through to check for any leaks, defects or irregularities. Digital devices such as cameras may be used for underground leak detection. These methods are non-invasive and non-destructive.

Speedy Rooter Plumbing offers plumbing services including water leak detection. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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