WATER LEAK DETECTION
FIVE IMPORTANT POINTS
FACT: Water leaks in structures creates havoc. It causes BILLIONS of dollars in water damage annually.
FACT: If found too late, they cause structural damage, rot, and issues like MOLD.
FACT: A FULL-SERVICE water leak detection company is not just a plumber or a handyman.
FACT: An arsenal of water leak detectors are required to find EVERY kind water leak.
FACT: One leak detection tool may work for pipes, another for roof leaks, others for window leaks
HIDDEN WATER LEAK DETECTION
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Finding a slab leak is like finding a needle in a haystack. You aren't where it is. You cannot see it when it is hidden under a floor or in a wall or ceiling. That's why you should call a water leak detection service. One clue that you may have a slab leak is when you feel a WARM SPOT in your floor tile. Or, your socks got wet when stand on a particular WATER LEAK under your bedroom carpeting. Or, you may SMELL "mildewy" (or mold-like) odor. For all of these reasons, you need to call a professional water leak detection company to find your underground slab leak and repair needs.
Hidden water leaks in walls, ceilings, floors need to be found fast and accurately. Water leak detection should be based on facts - not hunches. Catching leaks early can save you tens-of-thousands of dollars in damage stemming from MOLD, ROT, and destruction to framing due to hidden water leaks.
Leak detection specialists don't base their diagnosis on a hunch. They use the latest, state-of-the-art leak detection equipment today to enable them to verify, verify, and verify again. This high-tech equipment is very expensive. You can't just go out and rent it. It can cost tens-of-thousands of dollars to fully equip a real leak detection specialist. One of the tools that is best for locating your pinhole pipe leak - is called acoustic leak detection. It uses ultrasonic technology, just the way we see a submarine use sonar to find a target in the movies.
Ultrasonic leak detection systems , best of all, find your slab leak in a non-destructive manner. They trace that pesky subsurface leak by using listening for specific sounds (that are not audible to the human ear). The ones associated with the pinhole leak in a slab are a kind of whooshing or hissing noise. This typically happens at or near the source of the leak - where the breach is causing the pipe to vibrate and make turbulent noises at the pressurized water sprays out of the pinhole and into the soil or neighboring slab.
Water leak detection equipment from different perspectives such as infrared thermal imaging cameras, moisture meters, pipe locators, and helium-sniffing devices can all be used together to create the most comprehensive slab leak detection and verification process. This may cost a little bit more money up-front - but, historically, it can proven that it can easily save you thousands of dollars and lots of heartache in the end.