Hydrostatic Testing


Professional Hydrostatic Tests for San Antonio, TX

Hydrostatic testing is a method for testing pipes for strength and leaks. During the test, we will fill the pipe in question with liquid, usually water, sometimes with a dye added. This helps our team find leaks; it will also pressurize the pipe to a preselected pressure. Hydrostatic testing can be used for plumbing pipes, boilers, fuel tanks, and gas cylinders. It’s an excellent and non-intrusive method for leak detection. If we find a leak, our team can easily repair it for you as soon as possible. We will also replace any pipes that the test shows to be unstable or irreparable.

Benefits of Hydrostatic Testing

Hydrostatic testing is considered to be one of the best methods to locate leaks and test the strength of your pipes. There are many reasons that we use this type of testing:

  • Non-Intrusive: The test uses a liquid, usually water, to determine where a leak is or the strength of the container or pipe. There is no need to cut up floorboards or dig up your yard.
  • Easily Tests Strength: Through hydrostatic testing, your plumbing system’s integrity can be tested to determine whether you need to replace any pipes or not. You will not have to worry about your pipes busting from being over-pressurized. Our test will determine if a given pipe can handle the average pressure your plumbing system experiences.
  • Accurate Leak Detection: Finding a leak can be difficult at times. Your pipes run all over your property. There are so many places where a leak can form, which can make it difficult to pinpoint an exact location. With hydrostatic testing, you can find the leak with ease. Thanks to the dye in the liquid, it is easy to spot even the tiniest of leaks and work quickly to repair them.
  • Affordable: Hydrostatic testing is an affordable service that any homeowner can afford. It does not cost much because there is not much to the test. There is no digging up your yard or cutting through floorboards; we will simply send liquid through the pipes.

When Do You Need Hydrostatic Tests?

Hydrostatic tests are most commonly used to gauge whether leaks are present and identify their location. This type of testing also assesses your system’s strength. If you are not sure whether you need hydrostatic testing, check to see whether you meet any of the following criteria:

  • You’re Buying a Home: Getting a thorough home inspection is generally in your best interest when buying a new house. This can include an analysis of the property’s plumbing integrity. A hydrostatic test will ensure that you are not left with any surprises.
  • There are Signs of a Leak: If you notice a sudden loss of water pressure, changes in your water meter, spikes in your bill, or discoloration on your walls or flooring, you might have a leak. Hydrostatic tests can help you tell for sure.
  • Your Home is Older: Homes built before the 1970s tend to have cast-iron piping, which can develop problems more easily than other materials. If your home is older, or it has had previous foundation issues, hydrostatic testing might be a good idea.
  • You Have Recently Undergone Plumbing Repair: If you have recently repaired or replaced any part of your plumbing, hydrostatic tests can confirm that the work was done properly. This provides peace of mind and allows our team to address any additional issues.

If you think that you need hydrostatic testing for your property in the San Antonio, TX area, don’t hesitate to reach out to the team at Good Leif Plumbing!

Contact Our Residential Plumbing Company Today!

At Good Leif Plumbing, we provide professional hydrostatic testing services to the San Antonio, TX community. These tests are great for leak detection. If you think you have a leak, consider utilizing this service. Our team will arrive promptly to conduct the test and analyze the results. We can then use those results to find and repair any issues. Contact us today to learn more about our plumbing services!

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