The wave of the future in nearly every aspect of life is sound. I’ve said it before and I will say it again. But don’t take my word for it. Well, you can read my words , but they are based entirely on the really big sciency brains of those who have recognized the power of sound wave technology like me, but, unlike me, actually know what to do with that innovative foresight. While the wave of the future in so many aspects of life does indeed lie in using the power of sound waves, that future is here right now in the world of plumbing repair contractors and building construction.
Plumbing repair contractors are among the first to begin applying the theoretical to the concrete in the blue collar world of the sound wave revolution . Literally. High frequency sound wave technology has long been used for everything from providing expectant parents a glimpse of their unborn baby curled up within the womb to non-invasive annihilation of kidney stones. The future holds the promise of using sound waves for everything from keeping the windshields of your car clear during the heaviest of rainfall to replacing water as the cleansing agent in your shower. Theoretical applications looming on the horizon even extend to the extraordinary potential of manipulating the power of sound waves as a means of levitating objects.
But about that literal use of concrete in the world of plumbing repair and construction. The cost of plumbing repairs to stop water leaks beneath the ground rise in direct proportion to the labor required to locate the source of that leak. Add a layer of concrete over the ground and plumbing repair expands to include both demolition of the existing foundation and new construction to make things right again.
Now imagine being the plumber who has to tell the customer that it turns out the leak wasn’t actually located in the area beneath the concrete, after all. Or anywhere else where plumbing repair becomes a job that involves tearing up floors or walls or foundations or swimming pools or any other structure. The expense of finding out your leak detection technology failed when plumbing repair is limited to easily accessible pipes is like a mild feeling of discomfort across your forehead compared to the full scale migraine of realizing you’ve got a flawed leak detector only after tearing up half a construction site.
A faulty leak detection system is especially costly when a call for plumbing repair brings contractors to a site where the location of the leak in the pipes cannot be determined by sound or sight. Imagine being a plumber called to a construction site where all the evidence of a leak is plainly evident, but there’s no tell-tale sound of running water or the hissing of escaping air or stains on the drywall that easily allows the pinpointing of the location of the actual leak . The only thing that is eminently apparent is that there is a leak somewhere behind a wall, or under a yard or beneath a swimming pool.
If standard leak detection equipment fails, the only other recourse to pinpointing the source of the leak is demolition. One of the universal guarantees of life along with death and taxes is that the best plumbing repair is the quickest plumbing repair. Which is exactly why plumbers are the blue collar pioneers in the coming sound wave revolution of the future.
Ultrasonic technology can convert the minute vibrations inaudible to the human ear caused by hidden leaks into audible sound. The invisible becomes the visible. Such precision in isolating plumbing leaks translates into concrete savings on labor, materials, supplies and time.
Which is the sound of money. A sound nobody needs special equipment to hear.