Dealing With Copper Pipe Leaks
Copper pipes are popular for sewer systems because they’re durable, but they can still leak like any other pipes. If you have a known or suspected copper pipe leak, Specialized Pipe Technologies, experts in leak detection in Sarasota, FL, as well as in Tampa, Pinellas County, St. Petersburg, Brandon, Clearwater, and Orlando, FL, shares what you need to know about dealing with leaks of this nature.
Look of Signs of the Leak’s Source
Start by looking for clear signs of a copper pipe leak. This may be possible if the leak is in exposed copper pipes under your sink or ones that are suspended from the ceiling in your basement or along basement walls. Other times, however, you may need to pay attention to non-visual signs of a copper pipe leak that could include:
- Sounds of water coming from walls
- Higher-than-usual water bills
- Sudden damage to your foundation
- Water coming from concrete-covered surfaces
Turn Off the Main Water Supply
The next thing to do when you are dealing with a copper pipe leak is to shut off the main water supply. It’s important to do this to minimize damage to your walls, ceilings, floors, landscape, or foundation. A leak detection specialist can then use special tools and techniques to diagnose and resolve the issue.
Get Assistance with Leaks That Aren’t Obvious
Rigid copper pipe is sometimes used for certain underground pipe installations. If this is where your suspected leak is likely located, it’s best to call on specialists in underground leak detection. If you aren’t sure of where the leak is, we can provide you with a thorough pipe and sewer camera inspection and offer the best solutions for your problem.
A fast and affordable way to deal with copper pipe leaks is to get in touch with the experts at Specialized Pipe Technologies. We have years of experience in water leak detection and pipe repair and can easily pinpoint the source and recommend a solution that’s as efficient and affordable as possible.
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