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Have a leak you just can’t track down? There’s a lot to be said for experience, but also the latest technologies. Our electronic leak detection services specialists combine both for fast, economical location. Do you suspect you have a leak but aren’t sure? We’ll either put your mind at rest or track down and fix the problem.
Small water leaks may seem like small problems. But if they’re hidden inside walls, in attics, under flooring, or other places they can cause a great deal of damage to your home or business property long before their presence becomes clearly visible. A single slow drip can release hundreds of gallons per month, and some water leaks can suddenly become gushers. So it’s important to catch these plumbing problems early.
Quite often the only sign that a residential plumbing or commercial plumbing system has a leak is a sudden jump in usage on the monthly water utility bill. But if you hear running, spraying, or dripping water but can’t identify the source that’s likely an emergency situation calling for immediate attention (such as shutting off the main supply valve!). Standing water and damp areas are also a pretty clear giveaway. Otherwise, clues can be subtle. Here are a few of the most common ones.
Hydrostatic (pressure) testing lets us know if you have a pipe or other leak anywhere, and is far more sensitive than testing using the utility’s water meter. Visible evidence can be far from the actual leak, so considerable skill is often necessary to determine the location. It could be within the building, a slab leak underneath a concrete floor, or underground outdoors. Don’t accept a “sledgehammer” approach in tracking it down. Our state-of-the-art electronic leak detection technology means we can accurately and non-destructively find the precise location. That can save big-time on floor, wall, and pavement repairs. It also lets us determine the most cost-effective and least disruptive repair methods. Here are the leading technologies