Leak Detection Plumbing Services
Coast Runner’s plumbing leak detection services can help you find a leak quickly, rectify any issues caused and bring things back under control. As leak detection specialists, we understand the impact leaking water can have on business, home and everyday life.
The Coast Runner Approach to Water Leak Repair
With over 30 years of plumbing experience, we are leak detection specialists that can get to the cause of the problem quickly, without hassle, and get ahead of the damage that can be expensive to fix. No matter what type of leak you might be dealing with, we have the tools and experience to help fix the problem.
Our water leak detection services in the Perth area include:
Coast Runner’s expertise in leak detection for homes allows us to detect and repair the most challenging water and pipe leaks. If you’re not sure where the leak is coming from, we can help solve the mystery by running a complete analysis using non-invasive methods to help find the cause of the issue without any further damage to the property.
With the Coast Runner approach to fixing leaky taps and pipes, you can save time and money.
Signs That you Might Have a Burst or Leaking Pipe
A change in water pressure
If you’ve noticed a visible change in water pressure, then it’s likely there could be a leak in the pipes. If this is the case, it’s best to contact professional plumbing services in your area.
Visible signs of water leaks include paint bubbling or flaking, cracks in tiles or brickwork, or wet regions of the garden that never dry. Watermarks can help you locate where the leak is, and a professional can help fix the problem.
Taps are noisy
If your tap is noisy, it’s likely due to the water pressure. High water pressure can cause a sudden closing of the valve, which can cause your tap to make a hammering or whistling sound. If you have a rattling or dripping noise, you likely have a water leak.
Changes in your water bill
If your water bill has suddenly gone up and there’s been no visible change in your water usage, then it’s possible that you could have a water leak. Once you’ve turned off the water and your water meter still shows unusual activity, it’s time to call professional plumbing services to help you fix the water leak quickly.
Frequently Asked Questions
One of the best ways to tell if you have a leak your plumbing is to check the water meter. Start by turning off all the water in your home, including dishwashers, taps, and laundry appliances. Then look at the water meter, and if it continues to change immediately, you likely have a fast-moving leak. If it doesn’t move immediately but after a certain time, you might have a slow-moving leak.
If you think you have a water leak, the first step is to locate the source. Some common places where leaks can start include the toilet, taps, appliances connected to plumbing, including dishwasher and washing machines, outdoor hoses and your water meter for unusual activity.
At Coast Runner, we use several tools to help test and measure whether or not you have a water leak. These techniques include electronic detecting to find hidden pipes, thermal imaging to find hidden moisture, acoustic testing to identify the sound of a leak, hydrogen pressure technique to test pressure lost and live digital video inspection for stormwater lines and sewage.
If you think you’ve identified that your pipes and joints are leaking and have located where the leak is, you can use patch kits or waterproof tape to help fix it temporarily. These fixes are temporary and it’s best to fix it with a sound solution by calling a plumber so there’s no further damage.
If you think your pipes are leaking, start by looking for signs of water damage. These signs can include mould, bubbling spots, a rotten egg smell or your garden appears to be waterlogged and sunken.
How to stop a water leak under pressure will depend on the source of the leak. You can start by turning off the water, then using a temporary fix like a patch kit, compression seal tap or use a self-tapping screw through a rubber washer into the hole in the pipe.