The words leak detection probably don’t bring good thoughts to your mind, but the truth of the matter is that, at some point in life most people experience a leak in gas, sewer, or water lines. Here, we will discuss these three types of leaks and why you should act quickly and call for our Tulsa plumbing services if you suspect any of them.
According to Home Water Works, “Research has shown that the typical home can lose 2,000 to 20,000 gallons (7.6 m3 to 76 m3) of water per year due to leaks. Some water leaks are obvious, such as dripping faucets and leaking water heaters. Unfortunately, many leaks go undetected for years because the source of the leak is not visible.” If you notice dripping noises behind your walls or anywhere that your plumbing pipes run, or if your water bill is significantly higher one month, you might have a water leak. Water leaks are not always significant, but should still be treated in a timely manner.
A gas leak can first be detected by a rotten egg type of smell, dead or discolored vegetation in an otherwise green area, dirt or dust blowing from a hole in the ground, bubbling in wet or flooded areas, or a blowing or hissing sound (source: Consumer’s Energy). Gas leaks are very dangerous and get out of hand quickly. You should evacuate the premises immediately if you suspect a gas leak.
A sewer leak can be easy to detect because you will probably notice the sewer-type of smells in your bathroom. “Watch out,” warns inspectapedia.com, “Because sewer gas contains methane gas (CH4) there is a risk of an explosion hazard or even fatal asphyxiation. Sewer gases also probably contain hydrogen sulfide gas (H2S) In addition some writers opine that there are possible health hazards from sewer gas exposure, such as a bacterial infection of the sinuses (which can occur due to any sinus irritation).”
Contact Us to find out how our trained plumbers can help you detect and fix these kinds of leaks at your Tulsa home or business.