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Water Leak Detection Methods

The ecosystems highly depend on water as part of its balance. Water consists of a higher percentage in our bodies, it covers most of the earth’s surface, many human activities require water as basic resources, and most important water support marine life. As the saying goes, water is life; the immense value of water makes a single drop of water priceless. Water leakage is a small and undetectable problem in most homes and corporate buildings, small problem results into a mammoth problem within the time. Water leakage cause Water bill to skyrockets, it leads to destruction of the building construction and the items in them, water contamination among other devastating issues.

Water pipe leakage occurs due to change in weather/temperature, natural courses such as earthquakes, and human activities such as excavation, and high pressure that exist in the water pipes. In the curse of saving water leakage, it is an important check, maintain and repair water pipes after such distractive events occur. Detecting water leakage is the first step of water conservation, different technologies and approached have been designed to detect water leakage.

One modern approach of detecting water leakage is through the use of  leak busters; they accurately locate cracks in the hidden water pipe system and reduce mold remediation threats, with the aid of the latest detection items. The leak busters dig accurately to the precise part of the pipe, it cut it the leaky part of the pipe out and replace the part with polyethylene pipe.

Simple approaches of detecting water leakage include, observing and listening to water sound in bathrooms, kitchens, and water outlet points, closing all water outlets for an hour and observe any changes in the water meter readings, comparing water bill charges to identify any rise in the water bills, observing wetness, moist, and discolored parts of the floor and walls, use your smell sense to identify foul odors from floors and walls, recognize for building cracks and vegetation growth that shows the presence of water.

Radar Detection
They acutely identify the leak pipe surface and give additional information about the leak such as the size of the crack; they are effective in outdoors environments. The device uses radar waves that travel through dense objects and materials, the waves reflect back with signal change that gives leakage information. Time taken by the wave back and forth, is a factor in this devices. The wave hit.

Gas Filling
This is a common method in the industry sector dealing with long distance water pipes. Water pipes are filled with hydrogen gas, a device sensitive to the gas track the pipe. Due to the high pressure of the gas, it escapes in the pipe cracks and gets detected by the device.

Geophones
Sound is amplified by the devices in order to identify the leakage by listening to the ground. Pipe leak either big or small, creates sounds, locating the sound means locating the leak.

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