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House Leak Detection: Common Methods and Solutions

Views: 5     Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2024-01-19      Origin: Site


Water leaks in houses are a vexing problem for many families. As the waterproof layer and concealed pipes are hidden, it is quite laborious to detect and relatively costly to repair. So, what are the effective methods of water leakage detection in daily life? This article will provide you with a detailed introduction, so that you no longer know what to do when you encounter water leakage problems.

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First, the common water leakage detection methods


1. Inlet pipe leakage detection


Close all the water equipment at home, record the water meter readings, after 2-3 hours and then check. If the water inlet pipe leakage, the water meter reading will have obvious changes. For water leaks in interior wall plumbing, this usually results in damp walls. The solution is to find the leaking pipe and replace it. If the leakage seeps downstairs, it may mean that the waterproof layer on the floor of your house has failed.


2. Drainage Leak Detection


Turn off all water sources in your home and drain any areas where water may be accumulating. Then use a hose to flush the floor drain and observe if there is a leak downstairs. If there is a leak downstairs, the drain may be leaking.


3. Floor drain leakage detection


Block the floor drain, put water in the bathroom, observe whether the water leakage downstairs intensified. If the water leakage phenomenon downstairs is aggravated, then there may be a problem with the floor drain. At this point, you can try to replace the floor drain or repair the concrete floor around the floor drain.


4. Waterproof layer leakage detection


Turn off all water sources in your home and drain the water from the pipes. Conduct a water closure test upstairs for 24-48 hours to see if there is a leak downstairs. If there is a leak downstairs, and the water pipe and drain are normal, it is likely that the waterproof layer is damaged resulting in water leakage. At this time you need to re-do the waterproof layer or local repair.


5. Pressure test comparison method

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This is the most common method of water leakage detection. The pipeline valve is closed, connected to the water leakage detector, to ensure that the entire circuit is well sealed. Through the pressure test, the use of water leakage detector to determine the location of the leakage point. This is one of the fast and effective water leakage detection methods.


Second, the solution


Once you find water leakage in your house, you should first analyze it calmly to determine the location and cause of the leakage. If it is the problem of water inlet pipe or drain pipe, you can consider replacing the water pipe or repairing the broken part; if it is the problem of waterproof layer, you may need to re-do the waterproof layer or local repair; if it is the problem of floor drain, you can try to replace the floor drain or repair the cement floor around the floor drain.


For some more complicated cases, it may be necessary to seek professional repair services. When choosing a repair service, it is recommended to choose an experienced and reputable repair company or individual. At the same time, it is important to get detailed information about the repair program, materials and prices to avoid unnecessary disputes.


In conclusion, house leakage detection and repair is a highly technical work that needs to be carefully analyzed and handled. Through the introduction of this article, we hope to provide you with some help and guidance when dealing with house leakage.