When it comes to your home’s pipelines, plumbing and physics might be more related than you think. As we all know, an object at rest will stay at rest until outside forces act upon it. Unfortunately for your home’s plumbing, something as simple and uncontrollable as pressure can be a strong enough force to cause a leak when you have a broken pipe!
Even what seems like a small leak has the potential to cause big impacts when left alone for too long. That’s why the team at Jim’s Plumbing Now is here to help you catch the issue fast with our static testing services.
Static testing, also known as hydrostatic testing, is a great way to uncover the truth about the condition of your pipes. That’s because pressure tests will determine if your pipes have any leaks or damage that threaten their strength.
These tests aren’t just great for examining your home’s pipes. This method can also be used on other pressurized systems such as a boiler, a gas cylinder and more. In order to complete a hydrostatic test, a professional will fill the system in question with water.. From that point, the system will be monitored to determine if water levels drop. If it does, then the system is damaged.
Hydrostatic testing plays a vital role in ensuring the security of certain systems. Something as common as the water in your pipes can have devastating effects on a home when there’s a leak. For this reason, it’s important not to treat this matter lightly.
No matter how good your eyesight is, sometimes you just can’t see the small gaps or structural problems that exist in a pipe or tank. This is especially true in cases such as slab leaks where the pipes are underground and not easily accessible. Luckily, Jim’s Plumbing Now is here to provide a static pressure test when you need one.