How do plumbers detect leaks in walls?

Once you know you have a leak, you'll need to hire a plumber. But how do plumbers find leaks? Plumbers use moisture meters and determine the wall area with the highest humidity levels. Sometimes, the leaks are located with infrared cameras, which pinpoint the coldest (and wettest) areas behind walls. Once you notice any of the following problems, it's important to call a plumber as soon as possible to avoid major damage.

David Balkan is a professional plumber, CEO of Balkan Sewer and Water Main Service and president of Balkan Sewer and Drainage Cleaning. To detect a water leak in the wall, look for pools of water accumulating near the walls or near major appliances that use water, such as the washing machine. If you are looking for a reliable plumber to repair water leaks, it's time to contact Barker's Heating & Cooling. If the leak has been going on for some time, there may even be clusters of black or brown mold spots on the wall or ceiling.

David is committee chair of the Master Plumbers Council and has served on the executive committee of the New York Subsurface Plumbers Association for more than 30 years. Long-term leaks can cause structural damage to walls and can also cause serious mold problems on the walls. You can detect wall leaks by looking for the main signs of water damage, such as peeling paint or wallpaper or discolored spots. While many water leaks are due to faulty piping, leaks can also come from rainwater draining inside walls or from cracked foundations and leaking.

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