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Sep

  From the Midwest to the West Coast, September has seen its fair share of water leaks, sinkholes, and leak detection and containment efforts. Here are some of the major stories from Ohio to California. In Ohio, a leak detection expert was brought in and successfully identified three leaks below a street that had caused a sinkhole that…

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Sep

Individuals who own property need to focus on leak detection in order to prevent serious issues from developing with their plumbing. In fact, leaks are often a sign that one or more pipes are broken. A broken pipe can lead to some extremely serious issues that can end up being quite damaging and costly. The…

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Aug

Landlords have three ways they can manage their property. They can be reactive, preventive or predictive. When it comes to leak detection in building maintenance the only approach to take is preventive. Here’s a look at the three management approaches and the effects each one can have when it comes to leaks: Reactive: When a reactive…

12

Aug

In the field of water leak detection, Seattle has some of the best services available anywhere in the United States. That wasn’t always the case, however, and a look back at the history of plumbing in the City shows how far local residents have come since the founding fathers’ arrival. In the Beginning, There Was…

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Jul

Water leak detection is vital to the success of modern water supply systems, and the technology available for performing the task ranges from infrared imaging to amplified listening devices. It wasn’t always possible to detect leaks this way, however, and the methods of finding water leaks have evolved over the centuries alongside the methods of…

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Jun

There has been a lot of talk in the news media lately about the idea that the infrastructure in the United States is pretty much falling apart at the seams. One area in particular that is having no end of trouble are the water pipes in the U.S. Water mains all over the country are…

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Jun

Portable water is not just a valued amenity in today’s society — it’s also integral to daily life. American cities have poured countless dollars into developing a municipal infrastructure capable of delivering water to every resident and every construction. It’s a service often taken for granted, but it requires considerable upkeep to maintain the system…

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May

A nuclear power plant leaked nearly 80 gallons of very minorly radioactive water into Lake Michigan. Detecting leaks from nuclear power plants is extremely important because of the risks of radioactivity. Speaking of nuclear power plants, the Fukushima Daiichi plant is also struggling with containing water leaks. Though it was originally reported to have leaked nearly enough to…

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Apr

With the vernal equinox just past, we anticipate a number of leak detection calls. Snow melts, waters rise, and across the country, things can get a little dicey. In fact, the American Society of Civil Engineers has given the U.S. a D+ in terms of water infrastructure. Their report notes that there are an estimated…

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Mar

This week is the EPA’s 5th Annual Fix a Leak Week. American Water has produced a helpful guide to locating indoor and outdoor leaks for residential customers. Do your part and help us help you! Some local utility companies are handing out leak detection kits, and local businesses may offer reductions or rebates on water-efficient…