Much of Southern California is once again in a drought and there is little relief in sight. With water prices projected to continue to rise, it’s only smart to keep a close watch on your home water usage and suspected leaks. The best leak detection companies are the experts you want to turn to if you suspect even a small leak. Even a small leak can turn into a costly problem. A leaky faucet that drips at the rate of once per second can waste more than 3,000 gallons per year. That’s the amount of water needed to take more than 180 showers! An irrigation system with a leak 1/32 of an inch in diameter (about the thickness of a dime) can waste 6,300 gallons of water per month. Both of these examples can add up to hundreds of dollars a year to your water bill.
In addition to the money you could be losing on your water bill each month, you could also be facing thousands of dollars in costly repairs due to the water damage in your home. It is best to take care of the leak as soon as possible to prevent water staining and mold. Mold can start growing within 24 hours of the start of the leak!
One other area that San Diego leak detection experts address regularly, are pool leaks. It’s top season for pool use in San Diego and this is an area homeowners can easily overlook. Evaporation due to sunlight, water temperature, atmospheric humidity, and wind all play a factor. In the middle of a San Diego summer with the right conditions, a pool can lose upward of 1/2 an inch a day. Splashing and climbing in and out of the pool every day will certainly lower that water level faster, and overfilling a pool can also make it look like there’s a leak. If after watching your pool use closely you still suspect a leak, it’s best to call your Leak Detection Expert right away.
The best San Diego leak detection companies use the most modern, state-of-the-art location and imaging equipment available. This equipment can only be used to the fullest extent when there is a technician trained and experienced in interpreting the readings – and most importantly, that technician stays sharp by using it every day. Experts know pool leaks, and they know where to find them.