Mesquite, TX is a suburb of Texas, with most of it being located in Dallas County. Having a functional plumbing system is a must. But how do you know that your plumbing system has integrity and is reliable? That is where hydrostatic testing comes in. Here, we will discuss what it is and how you can benefit from it.
What Is Hydrostatic Testing?
Hydrostatic testing is a method employed by plumbing professionals to determine the integrity of your sewer system and to find leaks. Think of it as a quality control method since it determines the structural soundness of your pipes. It isn’t only used for home plumbing systems, though. This procedure is also used to determine if gas cylinders, pipelines, boilers, and certain types of storage tanks are structurally sound and safe to use.
How It Works
The method works by creating high pressure in your sewer line. One of our plumbing experts will insert an inflatable ball into the sewer clean-out area of your drain system, where it basically creates a blockage. The sewer line is then filled with water. Our plumber will watch the water levels in the clean-out area closely for a set period of time. The water level will rise to the level of the slab that your home sits on if it is in good condition. If the water level recedes or never reaches the slab level, then you probably have a leak that needs prompt repair.
If we find that you have a leak, we will walk you through your options and answer any questions you may have. Once we have your approval, we will get started on repairs right away.
The Benefits of Hydrostatic Testing
We can find tiny leaks using this method and repair them before they grow and become a major problem that will cost a fortune to fix down the road. Hydrostatic testing is one of the easiest ways to find small cracks and leaks in sewer lines, and it should be a part of routine maintenance and performed every one to two years.
If you have a small leak that is not repaired, it can grow and even burst. This may require the entire line to be dug up and replaced, which can be devasting to both your yard and pocketbook. Save money and hassle now by having this simple test done.
Your Go to Leak Detection and Repair Specialists
Whether you want to schedule hydrostatic testing or think you have a leak somewhere, we can help you. We have the professionals and equipment to quickly find and repair leaks, big and small. We work on everything from sewer lines to water mains to gas lines. Give Metroplex Leak & Line a call today to learn more about our services and to schedule an appointment.