Water mains provide homes and businesses with water from the cities reserves. This water is pumped under immense pressure in order to get to all the homes, giving you your fresh clean drinking water. When there is a leak within the system, it can have a drastic effect on the pressure of the water going to people's homes. Large leaks are usually easy to spot as they will show up on the surface, but small leaks can be very hard to detect, and due to the high pressures the pipes are under, even a small leak can lose a lot of water in a very short amount of time.
When a leak is too small to find visually, special leak detection tools and software are required to help quickly detect the site of the problem. Folsom Leak Detection specializes in using state of the art leak detection technology to quickly and accurately find any leaks within a system. Our complex leak detection systems are portable and enable us to quickly arrive at a site and start working out where the leak is located, the systems we use are extremely accurate and can help us pinpoint exactly where the leak is so it can start to be repaired.
Size of Leaks
We've all been driving down the road and seen a major leak from a burst water main, they can be hard to miss, sometimes jetting water high up into the air. Large leaks like this don't generally require detection services as most cases they are reported by people driving past. These leaks are a result of large splits in the pipes and require extensive repair. Smaller leaks, however, aren't quite as easy to detect. As they don't jet out as much water, the effects don't always reach the surface which often makes these smaller leaks extremely hard to find.
A small leak in a water main can still expel a huge amount of water in a short time. In a large system it can be hard to notice whether there is a leak, often taking weeks for any noticeable change to register in the main system. This is why it's so important to act quickly once there's a possibility of a leak. We can dispatch a technician straight away to begin searching for any small leaks so they can be quickly found and repairs can begin immediately, saving valuable water and preventing the leaks increasing in size to the point where they are a much bigger problem.
Getting ahead of the problem and acting proactively is the best way to prevent expensive repair costs, discovering a leak while it's still small allows much more cost-effective repairs to be made before the issue gets bigger and more expensive to fix. Having routine inspections performed in key areas can help to detect and prevent leaks throughout the system. Our team is able to perform these inspections anywhere through the mains pipe system, covering large areas due to the portable nature of our equipment. To discuss with us about our detection service and inspections, use the phone number or email on our contact page. Find out much more details about us.