Electronic leak detection is used for underground leaks when you don’t know exactly where they are. We implement the most advanced equipment available to pinpoint the exact location of your leak. This test method is useful in a number of situations including:
- Shower Pan and Bottom Testing – We test the shower pan by placing a test ball just under the shower drain riser. We fill the pan with water and observe it for twenty minutes. If the water level drops, the leak is probably in the shower pan. Sometimes we also inject dye into the corners, cracks, and crevices to see if there are leaks.
To test for a leak in the shower bottom, we insert a two-inch ball into the shower drain. Next, we make a test mark about two inches above the drain grate. We then fill the shower base to the test mark and, again, observe it for twenty minutes. In addition to observing the level, we can also use dye to detect leaks.
- Tub-Shower Riser Pressure Test – We remove the showerhead and connect a pressure gauge to the bib after all the air is cleared out of the riser. Next, we turn the hose bib to the on position and pressurize the test gauge between the shower riser and the valve body. We then turn the shower valve off and observe the gauge for twenty minutes. Sometimes we also use an electrical acoustic test that allows us to hear leaks in the wall and pipes.
Gas Leak Detection
Electronic leak detection and electronic gas sniffers are also useful for locating gas leaks. The last thing you want to do is leave a gas leak in the hands of someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing. You can count on us for the skills and the best equipment for detecting gas leaks.
If you smell gas, turn it off at the source. Eliminate any source of sparks or flames. If there is cause for concern, call the gas company or 911. Call the experts in electronic leak detection to find any kind of gas leak in your home.
Leak detection takes a combination of scientific and artistic skills. Electronic leak detection and electronic gas sniffing equipment goes a long way towards getting the best results. Putting the equipment in the hands of a trained, experienced technician ensures the best results. Our technicians use these skills and equipment daily to keep them sharp. We have more than 35 years of experience in the industry. Those are just some of the reasons to trust us with your plumbing and sewage problems.
Contact us today for expert electronic leak detection. We are a results-driven plumbing company with a AAA rating for price, quality, and appearance. We are also a trusted member of the BBB and adhere to high ethical business standards.