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Your Local Source for Leak Detection, Ontario

November 27, 2023

When you suspect a leak, and it isn’t visible, the damage has already been done. Unfortunately, leaky pipes underground or behind concrete take their time before they make themselves apparent to you via warning signs. Whether you are experiencing a drop in water pressure or even clogged drain issues, you need professional inspection and leak detection. Ontario plumbers at Hy-Pro Plumbing & Drain Cleaning are experts in plumbing diagnosis and inspection services. What may take you weeks or a month to conclude, we can determine the root cause within an hour with our specialist tools.

From slab leaks to a sewer leaks, trust our local pros to bring the relevant expertise, experience and professional equipment to quickly diagnose the underlying problem and offer fast, long-lasting plumbing solutions to recover your pipework’s original function. When you experience telltale signs of a hidden water leak, call our knowledgeable office team at 877-554-9776 to schedule an appointment for leak detection! Ontario residents are in the hands of experts!

About Our Ontario Leak Detection Service

You might call certain warning signs subtle. But in our eyes, they are insidious, as they will creep up on you, indicating that they’re capable of doing more damage than already done. When you hire Hy-Pro Plumbing’s Ontario leak detection experts, they will utilize their professional equipment to get down to the source of the leak.

Leaks typically originate from buildup, such as clogs, but corrosion on metal pipes, such as copper, is also a possibility. One of the first steps we take is to use our video camera inspection tool to inspect a pipe’s interior and locate any blockages. A camera is mounted to a fiber optic cable and lowered into the pipe to inspect its condition. We’ll also be able to mark suspicious areas we believe could have a leak. Once our Ontario plumber has located the clog and determines that your drain line or water line is in good health, we’ll move on to using our hydro jetting device which we usually use for drain cleaning and sewer cleaning. It shoots pressurized water jets that break through blockages. It also cleans the inside of the pipe from buildup caused by calcium deposits, sludge, and even tree roots. Now your skilled plumber has a clear pathway to work with and can move on to using additional tools to investigate the leak issue.

Methods of Ontario Leak Detection

Ontario plumbers are highly trained professionals who rely on visuals and sounds. During a professional leak detection, Ontario homeowners will be introduced to the following plumbing tools by our licensed plumbers:

Thermographic Imaging

This is a very effective tool that people often compare to infrared imaging. But there is a huge difference between the two devices. Infrared imaging is merely a component of thermal radiation, which means it is already integrated into the thermal imaging tool. All objects naturally emit infrared energy, which you may also refer to as heat signature. But that alone is not enough to locate a leak. On the other hand, thermographic imaging provides you with temperature abnormalities in the form of heatmaps. So areas that show an increased abnormality of temperature fluctuation are likely the spots our Ontario leak detection experts are after.

Acoustic Listening

This device allows your certified plumber to sharpen their ears and listen carefully. When using acoustic leak detection, Ontario plumbers are able to differentiate leak sounds from natural water flow sounds. Acoustic measurements help us limit an area which we suspect needs repairs.

Soil Probe

Although soil probes have become less common these days, they are still in use. A long metal soil probe rod has a sensor that can measure the conductivity of soil, which means it shows different responses to wet or dry soil. It is a slightly more time-consuming process, but they can come in handy when you want to check for soil activity in your area.

Why Hire Hy-Pro Plumbing For Leak Detection | Ontario, BC

The Hy-Pro Plumbing Plumbing brand has been going strong since the 2000s, when plumbing technology was already highly advanced but not yet widely available or in practice. But Hy-Pro Plumbing didn’t waste one minute thinking that a task was impossible. We always operate with the customer’s safety and well-being in mind. And thanks to technological advances in the plumbing industry, our Ontario plumbers are proud to be able to provide their local community with professional, high-quality plumbing services that have a proven track record of success!

Another reason why Ontario and surrounding areas, such as Hamilton, Oakville and Kitchener-Waterloo, choose Hy-Pro Plumbing Plumbing is that we have a dependable 24/7 emergency plumber on standby for emergency repair services. No matter if day or night, we’ll answer the phone even after hours because no one should be alone during a plumbing emergency. Your safety is our top priority, which is why Hy-Pro Plumbing does not charge overtime fees on emergency services. You can always expect our Ontario plumbers to deliver a high level of professionalism with guaranteed workmanship and superior customer service.

FAQs About Our Ontario Leak Detection Service

What Are The Warning Signs I Need Leak Detection?

Ontario homeowners who suspect a hidden pipe leak should pay attention to the following signs:

  • Reduced water pressure (despite adjusting the pressure regulator)
  • Musty smells
  • Water meter acting up
  • Mildew and mold growth
  • Increased levels of humidity in home
  • Hot spots on the floor in lower levels
  • Damp walls
  • Wall cracks
  • Increased energy bills
  • Bubbling or peeling paint
  • Hearing running water
  • Leaking plumbing fixtures

Ontario leak detection services do not solely focus on busted water lines. Other serious occasions include a sewer line leak caused by the pressure of a clog or tree root intrusion. Here, the warning signs may include clogged drains. So during leak detection, Ontario service technicians will follow their usual inspection procedures as mentioned above. Starting with your household drain lines, they will then move further down to examine your sewer lateral.

What Is Hy-Pro Plumbing’s Leak Repair Procedure?

Suppose our service technicians discover a major leak underneath your concrete slab. In that case, we’ll have to further investigate the severity of the broken first and ensure the damaged line is still intact.

After inspection and leak detection, Ontario property owners will be offered the trenchless repair method which, unlike traditional excavation, is a minimally invasive repair method that occurs solely inside the pipe.

The common methods of trenchless technology include:

  • Pipe Lining: An inflatable replacement liner is soaked in epoxy resin before it is guided into pipe to the damaged area. Once there, we’ll inflate the liner, so it sticks to the walls and cures in place. After about 48 hours your water line’s original functions will be restored.
  • Pipe Bursting: The bursting method involves using hydraulic power to break the damaged line into small pieces. Two access holes are drilled, so we’re able to pull out the small pieces through one hole and pull a brand-new liner into place through the other hole. This method is regarded as a trenchless replacement.

Do I Need Leak Detection If My Shower Head Is Leaking?

That is a tricky one where the last resort involves taking down your tile wall installation. But before that, our technician will inspect your shower head for clogs. Because Ontario has a high level of water hardness, many households have installed water softeners. A softening system provides a more comfortable washing experience and also promotes the longevity of your household pipe by reducing the risk of calcium and magnesium buildup.

If cleaning your shower head and replacing its cartridge valve solves the problem, you should be fine. However, if it continues dripping, and you experience other warning signs, such as musty smells or cracked caulk in the area, you likely have a busted water line behind your tile wall. Your local plumber will be able to provide you with a quick leak detection.

Ontario homeowners are on the right track when they treat a leaky shower head or faucet with high suspicion. It’s better to be safe than sorry!

Does Home Insurance Cover Leak Repairs?

If you have comprehensive home insurance coverage, you can expect your insurance company to cover some water damage mitigation, given that the incident happened suddenly and accidentally. But they don’t typically cover plumbing repairs. On the other hand, some agencies need proof that your broken pipe was originally installed by a professional and has been receiving regular maintenance. That said, you are lucky if your insurance coverage is ready to cover any type of leak repair for you.

Need Professional Leak Detection? Ontario Can Trust The Pros At Hy-Pro Plumbing!

Plumbing leaks are not only a nuisance, but they can be rather destructive when discovered too late. The best way to protect your home from costly repairs is to take action from the first moment you notice any strange activities. While a drop in water pressure could indicate problems with your water heater, it is also likely that you need professional leak detection.

Ontario residents are invited to call our friendly customer service representatives at 877-554-9776 to book an in-home appointment with one of our qualified plumbers. Take preventative measures today, and you will protect your home from a plumbing disaster tomorrow!

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