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What to do when you encounter a concealed pipe leak

Views: 30     Author: pqwt     Publish Time: 2022-11-03      Origin: PQWT

When the home in the arrangement of plumbing, water pipes are basically arranged in the floor or wall, is the hidden project. Therefore, it is very bad to deal with the water leakage once the concealed pipes. So, how do we check whether the water pipes in the underground and walls are leaking and the solution?


Concealed pipe leak detection method

Close the main valve and open the faucet for 20 minutes to make sure no more water is dripping, then close all the faucets. Then open the main valve and check if the water meter is moving, including a slow walk, if there is a walk, i.e. a water leak. If there is no movement, it means that the concealed pipe is not leaking, so it is recommended that the construction must be done after the hydraulic test experiment.

After confirming the pipe leak, use the pipe leak detector to find the leak point, in general, the basic detection method is, connect the pipe leak detector host, headphones, sensors. Turn on the pipe leak detector switch, wear a good headset, the sensor placed on the road above the pipe line, placed step by step according to the length of the pace, step by step listening, the closer to the leak, the stronger the signal, the farther away from the leak the weaker the signal, by comparing the signal strength between different points to achieve the purpose of detecting leaks. Therefore, we use the instrument, a single point to listen to the leak signal is not meaningful, multi-point repeatedly to compare, compare the sound vibration of the larger place is the leak, of course, we have to consider many other additional factors, such as the direction of the leak breakage mouth, because the pipe is round, if the side of the leak, the larger point may instead be on the side of the road above the pipe, rather than being the pipe Above the road, so the location of the pipeline to know, in addition to tee, bend, water pressure, burial depth, buried layer, etc. will have an impact, the detection should take these into account.


Concealed pipe leakage how to deal with

1, if the waterproof layer leaks, do a good job of cleaning the base, the original tile removal. Cement mortar ratios after the ground to do flat, in further waterproofing treatment. Waterproofing treatment after the wall height control at about 30cm, the wall after good waterproofing treatment can better prevent bathroom leaks.

2, if the bathroom waterproofing layer leakage, do not need to scrape tile, just use the new penetrating waterproofing agent in the bathroom surface to do another waterproofing, so that water does not enter the ground, directly from the waterway flow away.

3, if it is a plumbing problem, and the water pipe on the ground, you need to consider shaving tile, but do not necessarily redecorate the bathroom. For example, if the water inlet pipe is leaking, you can replace the open water pipe, not replace the leaking water pipe. If the water pipe leaks, you also need to find the specific location of the leak, according to the situation to determine whether it is part of the planed tile to solve, and do not need all planed tile.

4, the bathroom is more humid, the bathroom is often surrounded by water vapor, bathroom leaks can be considered to replace the ceiling with a good waterproof PVC clips, installed in the keel to cover the water pipe. The pressure on the ceiling is also huge when the bathroom leaks, and good moisture control of the ceiling is also a necessary strategy.

5, for a water pipe on the ground, hot and cold water pipe leakage, you should first plan the floor tile, find the connection of the water pipe, sealing treatment, if the water pipe itself cracks, it is necessary to replace the water pipe, after the completion of the treatment of the water pipe to re-conceal the ground buried, repair the waterproof layer within the range, restore the floor tile.

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