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Are you worried that you might have a leak? No need to pressure yourself! We at Alamo Plumbing Solutions will bring the pressure to you!
Hydrostatic pressure testing is one of two methods of using pressure to check for leaks in your plumbing. As compared to pneumatic pressure testing that uses air, hydrostatic pressure tests use incompressible liquids such as water or oil to carry out plumbing pressure testing.
Absolutely! We at Alamo Plumbing Solutions guarantee that hydrostatic testing is safe. This is because incompressible liquids such as water and oil do not store energy when submitted to high pressure.
This means that, in case of a leak, the plumbing section subjected to a pressure test will not explode as seen in many cases involving plumbing pressure testing that uses air.
Hydrostatic testing is the best and safest leak detection and plumbing pressure testing method for both commercial and residential properties.
Although certain parts of a plumbing system made using different materials (especially the pipes), the procedure for hydrostatic testing is pretty simple.
When a part of your plumbing system is tested, the technicians will first seal it and then fill it with an incompressible liquid such as water or oil. For systems that may suffer damage from the use of such liquids, the technicians may use other liquids that are more suitable to the plumbing section.
After the section has is sealed and filled, the technicians will subject it to a certain amount of pressure for a certain amount of time. Different materials subjected to different pressures depending on their pressure rating and the current pressure testing laws in effect.
Generally, most plumbing systems subjected to pressures above 1.25 times their ratings for about two hours.
This pressurization causes the plumbing section to expand and the technicians take note of the pressure readings. The technicians will also physically inspect the plumbing system and check for any shape distortion and leaks.
To make the detection of leaks easier, the incompressible liquid used to carry out the hydrostatic pressure test may be dyed.
Once the tests complete and the results recorded, the liquid is drained from your plumbing system. It is at this point that the technicians will advise you on the next steps you need to take, depending on the state of your plumbing system.
When you have high water bills and you are absolutely sure that you have not increased your usage, it may be a sign that your plumbing system has a leak. In such a scenario, a hydrostatic test using dyed liquids may be the best and fastest way to find the leak in your plumbing system.
Banging and knocking sounds or vibration coming from your pipes may be a sign that you have too much water pressure. If that is the case, a hydrostatic test is the best way to check if the amount of pressure in your pipes is too much and whether you need to get new pipes or go after other solutions before you experience a leak caused by too much pressure.
When there is too much pressure in pipes, it causes them to expand and get permanently distorted. This change in shape and size, especially in pipes embedded within the walls of a structure, may lead to cracks and deterioration in the overall safety of a building.
If you have cracks along plumbing lines in your building, a hydrostatic test is the best way to confirm whether the cracks are caused by too much pressure in your plumbing system.
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Alamo Plumbing Solutions proudly offers professional sewer repair, drain clog and plumbing repair service.
We provide residential & commercial plumbing services across San Antonio and surrounding areas.