Leak Detection Services That Save Money & Stress
A water leak that flies under the radar can turn into a complete disaster. S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting specialises in detecting water leaks with precision and speed to help home and business owners avoid catastrophic damage. We’re equipped with the latest and most advanced equipment to get the job done right.
What Are the Signs of a Hidden Water Leak?
Not all leaks are as obvious as something like a burst pipe. It’s not always completely apparent at first that you may be dealing with a leak. Here are a few signs to watch out for:
- Increased Water Bills - Higher-than-normal water bills can mean there’s an undetected leak somewhere on your property.
- Musty Smells - Water that gets into building materials can cause musty odours.
- Property Damage - Wet materials create perfect conditions for mold growth, rot, and foundation issues.
- Pooling Water - If any underground pipes have cracks, you might notice pooled water collecting around the foundation.
- Appliance Malfunctions - Leaks that lead to loss of water pressure affect appliances like washers, dishwashers, and more.
- Dripping or Running Water - Visible water accumulating under sinks, wet carpet areas and constant dripping at joints clearly indicates an active leak.
As soon as you notice any of these signs, reach out to us for leak detection services. We’ll uncover where the leak is coming from so it can be repaired and resolved quickly.
How We Detect Water Leaks
S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting utilises advanced equipment to find even the most difficult-to-diagnose water leaks, using technology like:
Infrared Thermal Imaging - Cutting-edge thermal imaging to visualise temperature variations caused by dampness and leaks.
Acoustic Soundwave Amplifiers - Highly sensitive microphones detect the sound of escaping water within walls and underground.
Underground Pipe Video Inspections - Fiber optic cameras reveal breaches and erosion inside pipes through small excavations rather than major ground disruption.
Zone Isolation Pressure Gauges - By shutting off home or building water system sections, pressure gauges identify which isolated zone is losing volume – which can uncover the source of the leak.Wireless Moisture Sensor Grids - Battery powered RF sensor networks installed throughout properties map humidity changes, pinpointing the source and severity in easy to interpret software interfaces.
Accurate detection is the first step in effective leak management. Our process includes:
- Site Assessment - A thorough inspection of your property to identify potential leak sources.
- Technology-Assisted Detection - We utilise our advanced tools to pinpoint the exact location and cause of the leak.
- Damage Evaluation - Our experts assess the extent of water damage to provide a comprehensive repair plan.
- Detailed Reporting - Get a clear, detailed report on the findings and recommended solutions.
Proactive Leak Prevention Tips
Here are some measures you can implement to avoid water leaks in your Brisbane home or business:
Regular Professional Inspections - Annual checkups by qualified plumbers help spot potential issues early before they escalate into major pipe failures or apply preventative fixes. Sometimes a loose joint or corroded connector can be reinforced to avoid a future breach.
Consider Tankless Water Heaters - Tankless systems have a life expectancy of 20+ years compared to traditional 10-15 year units. Their compact design allows easy access for routine maintenance too.
Monitor Usage Patterns - Detecting spikes in average water volumes can indicate silent hard-to-spot leaks draining more over time unnoticed behind walls or underground until bill spikes trigger further investigation.
Address Visible Plumbing Corrosion - Rust accumulation, mineral deposits and blue-green oxidation are red flags. Repiping or installing protective epoxy coatings early is more affordable.Maintain Appliance Service Plans - Dishwashers, washing machines and water heating systems over 5-7 years old are more prone to internal leaks. Sticking to replacement timelines and maintenance helps avoid issues.
We do Water Leak Detection Brisbane wide!
The team at S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting are locally-owned and we do Water Leak Detection Brisbane wide.
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S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting can fix all types of blocked drains. We have the knowledge and the experience to tackle any drainage issues you may have.
If you suspect a gas leak or need to install a new gas appliance, don't DIY it. All gas services need to be done by a licensed gasfitter.
At S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting, we use the latest in CCTV Drain Camera Technology to investigate problems with your plumbing.
With over 20 years of plumbing experience, the team at S&J Plumbing knows exactly how to diagnose, assess, and fix any problems that arise with the household throne.
Burst Water Pipes
S&J Plumbing and Gasfitting has years of experience in the plumbing industry, including repairing and replacing broken water pipes.
Whether it be emergency callouts, installations or maintenance programs, our commercial plumbers have the skills, experience and equipment to attend to your requirements.
Water Leak Detection FAQs
Common areas for leaks include under sinks/faucets, appliances like dishwashers, areas near piping joints/valves, concrete foundation cracks, water heater tanks, shower pans and below toilets.
The full detection process usually takes 2-3 hours for average homes including extensively surveying all main water supply branch lines and appliances for potential breach points.
Yes! Dripping taps wasting up to 300 gallons monthly can hike water and sewer costs noticeably over time.
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