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Locating Pipes Throughout Your Building

Ensure you know where the pipelines are throughout your property with J.C. PLUMBING. Based in Roanoke, Virginia, our plumbing company locates pipes for future bathroom, kitchen, water system, and sewage projects. Count on us to inspect your property if:

• You need to know where an underground pipe is located.
• You want to minimize guess work and unnecessary labor trying to find that pipe.

• You want to do as little demolition as necessary.
• You want to pinpoint where you have to dig.

Innovative Technology

When you have to locate a pipe, our radio detection equipment is what you need. We tell you where any pipes are located underground, or in a wall, ceiling, or floor. We'll even locate water, steam, gas, electric, and any other metallic line. When you need to add a camera or work on the drain system, we locate the plastic and metal drain lines to pinpoint exact locations along them. Locating a pipe helps you understand where you need to work around.


Finding Hidden Pipes

The plumbing pipes in your home or business are conveniently hidden away, which makes it difficult for future construction projects. When you want to add an extension or remodel the design of your building, it is important that you understand where these pipes are located, allowing you to finish the project without any guesswork. Trying to find these pipes by guessing will leave your home looking destroyed. With our pipe locator technologies, we're able to find hidden pipes, such as ground-penetrating radar, radio-detection, infrared, and X-rays.

Radio Detection

Radio Detection is a method of locating pipes by inducing a radio signal into the subject pipe. This is done by either directly contacting the pipe with a transmitter or by an indirect induction method, which is a broadcast coil that is mounted on the surface. Once the signal is induced into the pipe, we then map the pipe's path with a handheld receiving antenna on the surface. This is a quick and efficient way to locate metal pipes hidden underground or in walls. For non-metal pipes, we place a small, radio-transmitting probe into the pipe and follow along the top side with the receiver as the probe is pulled, pushed, or flushed down the pipeline.