Witnessing spiking energy bills, slow water flow, or a constant dripping sound from an undetectable source in your building? An electronic leak detection (ELD) can help you solve your problems. An electronic leak detector makes it easier to identify the source of a leak when it is not visible.
Underground water leaks, gas leaks, and leaks hidden beneath concrete slabs can be detected using electronic leak detection method. Employing advanced detecting equipment is crucial for accurate detection and appropriate rectification.
Why Work With San Diego Plumbing & Pipelining?
Trust San Diego Plumbing & Pipelining to use the best device and the most qualified crew for electronic leak detection. We have the experience, expertise, and infrastructure to deliver the highest standards of service and quality to our customers.
Our plumbing research investments enable us to lead the way in the use of the latest plumbing techniques and technologies. We have well-trained and reliable technicians and employ each crew member after a thorough background check. Also, we offer the most generous warranty in the industry!
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.
Is there a Water or Gas Leak in your Building?
Sometimes, leaks do not reveal themselves visibly. In such cases, electronic leak detection shows the way with its ability to identify leaks from their noises. Water leak detection is performed on the basis of frequencies of sounds made by dripping water.Sounds and their respective frequencies differ among leaks. Each leak has a different sound and frequency. The water pressure in the pipe determines the frequency of a leak.
An electronic leak detector captures different types of frequencies and converts them into a range that can be detected (heard) by humans. The expertise of a plumber is crucial at this stage. A plumber must be experienced and trained to decode these sounds and identify their source.
Technicians with our California water leak detection company understand the working of an electronic leak detector in and out. They use the device in combination with their knowledge to identify if a leak is in your pipe, drain, toilet, or other water sources.
Our team keeps up with innovations and developments in this technology. So, we are able to provide the best service and guidance in ELD.
Get in touch with our experts if you notice any of the following signs of underground water leaks:
- Unusual increase in energy bills when your usage is normal
- Your toilet keeps making the noise of running water
- Water blots on the wall or roof, especially in the kitchen or bathroom
- A floor that feels damp often
- Growth of mold, mildew, or patches of greenery in unusual spots
Gas leaks can be extremely dangerous, which is why locating the leak early is crucial. Seek immediate help from your gas company or 911 if you smell a leak. Call our water leak detection services immediately for gas leak detection and resolution. We offer 24/7 service at no extra fee.
Our crew is well-trained and methodical in electronic gas leak detection. With 35+ years of industry experience, our plumbers use electronic gas sniffers efficiently to detect a leak faster. As expert plumbing technicians, we understand the value of cleaner equipment. Our crew maintains plumbing equipment in the most efficient manner to ensure the most accurate leak detection results. Our quality, service, and professionalism carry a AAA rating. We also have the honor of being a trusted BBB member, which reflects our commitment to the highest professional standards of quality and ethics.
How Our Electronic Leak Detection Benefits You
A gas or water leak poses multiple dangers. Some issues are immediately evident while some stay dormant and reveal themselves in the long run. Most damage is already done when an issue is detected in a later period. The risks of such damages make early detection imperative.
End your search for "water leak detection services near me", with a call to San Diego Plumbing & Pipelining. Our team will arrive at your doorstep and identify the leak and resolve your problem immediately.
We Employ the Most Advanced Equipment
We invest in the most advanced infrastructure as part of our commitment to deliver the highest quality results to our clients. Our equipment is wielded by technicians that have been part of the industry for decades.
This combination of technology and excellent human skill makes our leak detection faster and more precise. Our efficiency translates into minimal downtime, cost savings, and a smooth experience for you.
We Perform a Thorough Search
Our crew works with the goal to find the exact leak position. Some ways we use our water leak detection system include:
Shower Pan Testing
In this method, we test for a leak in the shower pan. To detect the leak, our technician places a test ball below the shower drain riser. The pan is then filled with water and placed under observation for 20 minutes. In case of a drop in water level, our technician suspects the shower pan to be the source of the leak.
Shower Bottom Testing
In this test, a 2-inch ball is inserted into the shower drain. Our technician makes a test mark at approximately 2 inches above the shower grate. The shower base is then filled with water till the test mark. The base is inspected for 20 minutes for any drop in level, which indicates a leak.
Sometimes, leaks may also occur within open surfaces such as cracks and holes. Our crew does not leave any stone unturned while checking for leaks. We check crevices, cracks, and corners for a leak. We inject a dye into these surfaces and use our electronic leak detector to confirm any leak.
Shower Riser Pressure Test
The shower head is removed for this test. The riser is freed of all air. A hose bib is fit into the fixture. A pressure gauge is attached to the bib. The bib is moved to an “on” position. The pressure between the valve body and the riser is increased through the gauge. The valve is then moved to an “off” position. The results on the pressure gauge are recorded for 20 minutes.
This test may be combined with an acoustic leak test, which enables us to detect leaks by listening to their sound in pipes and walls.
Our 24/ 7 availability, equipment, and experience enable us to provide the best service for plumbing emergencies. We can also be the best maintenance partner for your plumbing system. With our well-informed crew and advanced equipment, major plumbing risks can be prevented.
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.
When Early Leak Detection is Crucial, Trust the ELD Experts
ELD is invaluable because of its ability to help identify sources of leaks immediately. You do not have to watch your property being ripped apart in a trial-and-error to find the leak.
Electronic leak detection is popular for the accuracy with which it helps locate the leak, even a pinhole-sized leak. In addition, an electronic leak detector is efficient on all types of surfaces - new, old, dry, wet, horizontal, or vertical.
An ELD can also alert you to aging or poorly-installed pipelines. Our California pipe lining experts rectify leaks before it leads to expensive repairs. If our pipe inspection reveals a need for pipeline replacement, then we employ advanced methods such as trenchless pipelining.
San Diego Plumbing & Pipelining guarantees lasting results and the best warranty for all your plumbing issues. Get in touch with us today!