Incoming leak detection is another valuable service, since they are able to find pipes that are buried, as well as those that are under concrete. As you can imagine, accomplishing this task would be extremely difficult if not impossible on your own without the highly advanced technology of a leak detection service. Leaks cost money, waste water and can damage your home and property. With ground penetrating radar, pipes and other underground utilities can be located and inspected.
Dont Depend on Survey Maps
Not all of what may be under your home or lawn is always recorded, so survey maps and blueprints may not always give an accurate portrayal of the property. Old wells, septic and cistern tanks, and fuel oil tanks may be buried on the property and there is no record of them ever having been there.
How to Know You Should Call for Help
So when do you know it's time to call on a leak detection Tacoma area service?
Loss of water pressure
Overly damp spots on the lawn when there has been no rain
Dampness around incoming water lines in basements and crawlspaces
Before beginning any additions or new construction such as pools or garages
Just Say No to DIY
The services that are available when using a professional are those that really are not in the do it yourself category. Leaking in the pipes can be difficult to find, especially when it occurs underground, or inside the walls. The water will follow the path of least resistance, so where it is found may not always be where it originated.
Buried lines are impossible for the homeowner to inspect themselves without digging up the entire length of the pipes, and that can only happen if you know where they are all buried and can avoid all the other buried utility lines. Hiring a professional, and taking advantage of all the services they provide for current needs and future reference can go a long way toward maintaining your property investment.
What They Can Find for You
Pipes under buildings, foundations and driveways can be located with the ground penetrating radar equipment used by leak detector Tacoma services, giving a computerized image of what is under your property. There may be some truly hidden surprises that you were never aware of when purchasing the property that had been buried there decades ago, or longer, and never recorded in any official records.
Sinkholes or underground caverns
Small fault lines
Rubbish buried by generation long past
Underground springs or rivers
Unstable subsoil conditions prohibiting large building projects
Not all property issues are utility related as you can see. You would not want to start digging for a pool and find an underground cavern or stream you were not aware of, nor would you want to dig up utility lines that you were unaware of. Unless you know with total certainty what is under the surface of your property, using the services of a leak detection Tacoma service will be to your benefit.