If you notice that there are leaks in your company's pipelines, it is important to find out exactly where the leak is coming from so that you can then replace the leaking pipes with pipes that do not have leaks. This can be difficult because pipes that have leaks can be difficult to find in a complex system. However, there are some places you can check to find the most common sources of leaks.
Inspect Your Sinks
One of the most common areas where you can find leaks is in locations where your system is supplied with water. This is the point where the main water line connects to your business. When there is a leak, the water runs down pipes onto the subfloor. Your business may notice stains on a ceiling above where the water enters the building.
If the leaks are found near a sink, fill the sink with water. Then, check all of the joints under the sink for signs of leaks, which is where they are most likely. Try to correct the leak first by trying to tighten the slip joint. If this is not effective, take apart the joint and coat the washer with a joint compound.
Check The Walls, Floor And Ceiling
The floors, wall and ceiling are the most important places to perform inspections when looking for a leak because there will be warning signs of leaks in these locations. For example, the floor might be cracked, warped, or spongy. Look for pipes that are near areas where you find damage in order to pinpoint where the leak likely exists. Consider wrapping the area where you suspect there is a leak with a paper towel so that you can later locate the area that is most likely to be damp. By replacing the entire pipe, you may be able to avoid a visit from a plumber.
Check The Water Meter
Inspect the line that travels from the water meter to the building. Turn the shut-off valve and check the meter to see if it is turning. If it is turning, the problem is somewhere between the meter and the building. Even if your goal is not to fix the leak yourself, by narrowing down where the leak is located, you will be able to reduce the costs of hiring a professional like Guildner Pipeline Maintainance since he or she will be able to find the leak more quickly.Share