Hydrostatic testing is the process of putting an object under pressure and then making note of how the object reacts under that pressure. The purpose of this test is to determine how much pressure a material, such as a pipe, can withstand. Hydrostatic testing is often used to see if a pipe or storage container has a leak. Another reason for this test is to determine if storage containers can withstand years of use.
How Is Hydrostatic Testing Performed?
When our plumbers perform hydro-tests, they fill an object with water until it’s completely full — such as pipes, storage tanks, cylinders — and then they check to see if there are any leaks. The test is also a good way of determining how fixtures in your home will hold up in different environments. Mesquite, TX has very hot summers. In February, winter temperatures can sometimes drop to below freezing. These extreme temperature shifts can cause havoc on your plumbing system.
Why Include Hydrostatic Testing in Your Home Maintenance Plan?
Once you have a major leak in your main sewer line or in any of your pipes, the damage can be enormous. In order to prevent these underground pipes from suddenly breaking, you should have our plumbers perform a hydrostatic test. We can check for any hairline cracks in your mainline sewer or pipes. These cracks may be due to tree roots, rust, or years of corrosion.
In Mesquite, oak trees and cedar trees have large roots that penetrate deep below the earth’s surface. When these tree roots are looking for water, they will gravitate towards your pipes and eventually crack them. Over the years, your pipes will grow old after being exposed to the elements and rust will be inevitable. Rust will eventually weaken your pipes. Your sewer line and pipes may also be old and may need an upgrade. Or, sometimes, a mineral balance can corrode your plumbing system.
If you have a leak in your main sewer line or in your pipes, there will be obvious signs. There may be higher-than-normal water bills, you may have damp floors, or there could be mold growth on your floors. In cases like these, you’re probably facing a major repair job.
Our goal is preventative maintenance. If you schedule hydrostatic tests every few years, you’ll be sure that your pipes and main sewer line are always in good condition. Catching small leaks can save you a lot of money and prevent major damage to your home and your plumbing system.
Contact Professional Plumbers
Contact Metroplex Leak & Line when you need plumbing services for your home. We provide repairs for gas lines, pipes, sewer lines, and water pipes. We also perform foundation leak inspections, underground leak detections, and slab leak repairs. We have been in business since 1989 and have years of experience with water leaks.