Leak detection, leak repair, and burst pipe repair are jobs for plumbing contractors who’ve achieved a level of skill and experience. Leaks are a common plumbing problem, but they can be difficult for a homeowner to fix. It’s one thing if the pipes beneath the sink start to leak, but what if the leak is in the walls, the ceiling or even the cement slab beneath the house? That’s when it’s time to call a professional company like Miami FL Plumber, the premier leak detection company in Florida. We are experts in finding leaks using state of the art technology for leak detection in Florida as well as leak repair and burst pipe repair once the leak has been located.
Indeed, a leak may go on for some time before the homeowner begins to realize that something’s wrong. First, the water or energy bills may have spiked, though the household hasn’t used any more water over the past month than it normally does. One sure way to know if there’s a leak is for the homeowner to turn off all the faucets in the house and then watch the water meter. If it moves even a little, there’s a leak somewhere in the house. If a main drain needs leak repair in Florida, the homeowner might see wet spots and smell foul odors in their lawn. Then, it’s time to call us for leak detection followed by leak repair and if necessary; burst pipe repair in Florida.
A leak may also be detected through the sound of running water beneath the floor when no fixtures are turned on. There might also be wet or hot spots on the floor or in the walls. One piece of advice we give our customers before we show up to the effect of a burst pipe or necessary leak detection in Florida is to shut off the main water valve if they think they have a leak they can’t get to and then sit tight until we get there to perform expert leak detection services and leak repair services.
Before Miami FL plumber perform leak repair services or burst pipe repair, we’ll need to perform leak detection services in Florida if it’s not obvious where the leak is coming from. For leak detection in Florida, we use special equipment, including a tool that resembles a stethoscope. That way we can perform accurate leak detection and get on with the leak repair and/or burst pipe repair all locally in Florida.
One problem with leaks that happen in ceilings, floors or behind walls is that after leak has been detected we’ll need to cut into these structures to do burst pipe repair or leak repair. When it comes to burst pipe repair or leak repair in a concrete slab, we may have to use jackhammers to open up the floor to do the burst pipe repair or leak repair in your Florida residence or business. We might even do leak detection by running a cable attached to a monitor through the pipe. Using this type of leak detection we can pinpoint the location of the leak and perform leak repair and/or burst pipe repair as efficiently and effectively as possible.
There are several ways to do leak repair and burst pipe repair in Florida. With an internal pipe, we perform the burst pipe repair by removing the damaged part of the pipe and replacing it. Often, when it comes to leak repair Florida, we will replace the old pipe with a newer and more efficient type of piping, like PEX. Burst pipe repair of a main drain is a bit more evolved. In the past, when a plumber performed leak detection and the damage was in the main line, a huge trench needed to be dug to do the burst pipe to perform the leak repair. This type of burst pipe repair and leak repair had the potential to ruin the customer’s landscaping. Things are no longer done in such a hazardous way.
Now, after leak detection has been performed in Florida and we found that the problem lies in the main drain, leak repair can be essentially trenchless. A sleeve can be pulled through the damaged pipe and inflated or a new pipe can be installed within the old pipe. To be very accurate, one of our professionals will go out into the yard with special leak detection equipment and find out where the breakage is. This way the new pipe can be installed in just the right spot.
So, for leak detection as well as repair, residents and business owners in the Florida area shouldn’t hesitate to call us. Contact Miami FL Leak Detection of Florida at 954-335-2990