As a general contractor or subcontractor, it is essential to protect your construction site and client’s property against water damage. Leaking and burst water pipes are two of the most common water damage sources. Unfortunately, such damage usually goes undetected until it too late. Knowing that you have sprung a leak is only half the battle. You’ll also need to determine the exact location of the leak to get it repaired. Luckily, with the latest, effective leak detection technology, finding leaks has become a much easier process.
What is Leak Detection Technology?
Leak detection technology enables contractors, subcontractors, and property owners to know if, when, and where a water leak has occurred. Presently, there are several leak detection systems available on the market. Some only sound an alarm when there is a leak while others are “flow interrupters.”
A flow-interrupter leak detection system shuts off the water when it senses an excess flow of water that is beyond a pre-set limit. These detection systems are preferred and installed by professional contractors. The latest detection technology can even send alerts to your smartphone.
What Devices Are Used for Leak Detection?
Leak detection devices are used to identify and locate leaks in various systems, including water pipes, gas lines, and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems. Different types of devices are designed for specific purposes and types of leaks. Here are some common devices used for leak detection:
- Acoustic Leak Detector
- Flame Ionization (FID) Detection Device
- Fluorescent Leak Detection
- Halogen Leak Detector
- Helium Leak Detector
- High Voltage (HVLD)
- Hydrogen Leak Detector
- Infrared Open Path Gas Leak Detector
Why is Leak Detection Important?
Without leak detection, threats to equipment and subsequent consequences may prove dangerous and costly. Leaks can waste water, damage your home or business critical equipment, and encourage unwanted organic growth. Without a water leak detection system, oftentimes problem goes undetected until it is too late. This is why monitoring any water build-up around critical areas is necessary, and a good and reliable water leak detection system is critically important.
How Leak Detection Technology Helps Contractors
Investing in leak detection technology systems provides peace of mind that your facility or property is protected from water damage, ranging from leaking pipes and appliances to sump pump failure and foundation water seepage. With leak detection technology, damage is prevented, lowering your costs in water waste and repairs.
At PlanHub, we understand that general contractors and subcontractors require a high level of knowledge, convenience, and organization. We strive to keep you updated on the latest trends in the industry and provide you with the tools to help you stay on top of your construction project.
For more information about our software, or to learn more about the latest trends in the construction industry, contact us today.