How to Find a Leaking Pipe in Your Walls

A leaking pipe will probably cost you hundreds of dollars in water bills if the leak is not fixed. You may never realize it until you find your self with mounting utility bills that you cannot explain. There are many ways to know if you have a leaking pipe. One of the ways of knowing that you have a leaking pipe in the wall is when you see a wall that has a dump baseboard. Other ways to know is through use of technological devices.

Leaking Sounds

Leaking pipes will normally emit sounds from the source of the leak. The sound will be in the form of a ‘hiss’ or a ‘whoosh.' These sounds come out due to pipe vibration and pressure. Other leaking pipes emit a ‘splashing’ or ‘bubbling.'

Technological Advancements

In the past, one needed to dismantle a wall in order to find the source of a leak. There was a lot of trial and error and many times the damage caused to the wall was extensive and costly. However, with technological advancements in sight, things are a bit different. Using infrared cameras, one is able to view images beyond the wall. Infrared cameras can pinpoint the exact spot where the leak is and so save substantial resources in demolition and rebuilding.

Alternatively, one may use hygrometers to determine the location of leaks