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If you suddenly find you have a LARGE WATER BILL or you actually SEE WATER POOLING somewhere around your home or water stains running down a wall, coming out of the floor, toilet or any other place in your home, you need to call ECM and let our expert plumbers find the location of the leak. Even though you detect water in one location of your home, the source of the actual leak may be in an entirely different place.
Underground Leak Detection
ECM offers an expanded array of services to meet the needs of even the toughest plumbing problems. Using the latest plumbing technology, ECM can perform underground leak and line detection as well as main sewer line camera inspections.
Determining the Origin of the Leak
There are a few things you can do to determine whether or not you actually have a leak.
- Turn off any faucets and fixtures using water in your home to make sure no water is being used.
- Find the water meter box for your home. This is usually in a covered box near the front of your home, next to the property line.
- Once you locate the box, open the meter to see if any of the needles are spinning. There is a meter that is usually shaped like a triangle. It is the most important. This is the meter that indicates a leak. If the needles are spinning on this one, water is flowing through the meter and you have a leak.
- If the needles do not seem to be spinning, you may still have a leak, but cannot see it right away because the needles are spinning slowly. So, write down the meter reading and go back inside your home.
- Wait anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes. Do not use any water in your home this includes flushing a toilet, turning on a faucet or use any appliance or equipment that requires water to function.
- After 30 to 60 minutes, go back out to the meter and check the meter reading. If the reading has changed, you have a slow leak.
Acoustic Electronic Line & Leak Detection
ECM uses the latest in acoustic electronic leak detection devices to pinpoint the source of a leak immediately. By correlating two established listening points, ECM plumbing experts can determine the exact location between two points where a leak exists.
Thermal imaging technology is another option ECM plumbing experts may choose to locate a leak in your home. Thermography is the use of an infrared imaging camera that sees and measures the thermal energy emitted from an object like water. Water energy can be easily detected and determined by the use of thermography.
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