Montgomery Slab Leak Detection and Repair
Slab leaks and foundation leaks are a serious problem. If you suspect you may have hidden water leak causing slab foundation damages to your home or business, call us now at (334) 279-8919!
Electronic leak detectors work by amplifying the sounds within a certain frequency range that pressurized water leaks typically make. These leaks must be of sufficient turbulence and pressure to make a noise detectable to the instrument. However, water leak noises can occur in areas not necessarily where the leak occurs. An example might be where a 20 foot long pipe has water rushing through it until it gets to the end and leaks out of a small pinhole. If the area of the leak is buried within an area comprised of materials such as sand that tend to absorb the sound, locating the leak can be more involved and even sometimes not possible.
Even hard surfaces such as concrete floors can grip pipes penetrating up through them and transmit more noise through these big surfaces acting like a big speaker and produce a louder leak sound than where the leak is actually coming from. Also, some leaks are just too small to be detected.
Other things that can make leak detection more problematic are areas that are substantially saturated with water, which can muffle leak sounds. When this happens, sometimes additional procedures are necessary to continue to try to locate a leak source. This can include procedures where we impart a gas, such as air or carbon dioxide, into the suspect pipe or electronically tracing the pipe or both. We don’t necessarily perform these additional procedures unless warranted upon our extensive experience and findings. These and other diagnostic procedures would be at an additional cost.
Other factors which can render leak detection difficult or sometimes impossible is wood flooring which tends to absorb sound considerably, or thick carpet with padding. Because of all these variables and the inherent limitations to the best technology the profession has available, sometimes circumstances exist where cabinets, for example, are removed, also access ports or holes through the concrete or other floor must be made, and this may not be where the leak is. This doesn’t happen very often, but it is a possibility.
Although we are experts at leak detection, location and repairs, we wish to keep you advised of these and other inherent limitations and risks associated with technology that is not perfect, but is the best currently available to the profession. Our plumbing firm has located many leaks very accurately and has affected many permanent repairs with minimal disruption to our clientele. We want to assure you that we will use our expertise to resolve your problem using the best instruments and trained service technicians the profession has to offer.
Notice any damaged foundation in your home? You may have a slab leak that needs to be taken care of immediately. Call us now at (334) 279-8919 so we can help you as soon as possible!