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Concrete Slab Leak Detection

Slab leaks are often difficult to detect and can lead to mold, mildew, and water damage. This makes it very important to find them and perform a slab leak repair sooner than later.

The experts at United Plumbing have to necessary tools and experience to detect water leaks in slabs, walls and ceilings. We also perform water leak repairs daily at affordable rates with quality service.

Our service technicians use specialized equipment to locate leaks quickly and accurately. We use state-of-the-art equipment that is sensitive and accurate, allowing us to make repairs quickly and efficiently. Electronic amplification equipment and electromagnetic pipeline location equipment help our plumbers locate leaks quickly and efficiently.

Prevent Water Damage From Slab Leaks

Most houses have water leaks at some time, but a majority of homeowners are not aware that they have a leak in the pipes. Leaks happen when the pipes are old and thin, or when there is too much water pressure in the pipes. These leaks can cause flooding and poor drainage for homes, which can result in water damage to floors and walls. A professional plumbing company should be contacted if you suspect a problem with your plumbing system. Our professional plumbers will come out to make an assessment of your home’s plumbing system so that the leak can be found and fixed before any more damage occurs to your home or property. We provide Rio Rancho Leak Detection and also service all other local cities.

Signs you Have a Concrete Slab Leak

Water leaks can be a big problem in your home. Here are some signs that you may have a leak:

  • Discoloration
  • Wetness Around Pipes and Fixtures
  • Increase in Water Bills
  • Unusual Noise
  • Foundation Cracks or Slab Cracks
  • Mold and Mildew Near Foundations

How to Find Concrete Slab Leaks

Ultrasonic Leak Detection

Concrete slab leaks can be detected in a number of ways. Some techniques involve using electronic devices, such as an ultrasonic leak detection device to detect air bubbles and a hydrophone, which is used to detect water movement. These are useful because they provide an accurate picture of where the leak is coming from or going to. The most common method for detecting concrete slab leaks involves using an electronic device that detects air bubbles and water movement. This provides an accurate picture of where the leak is coming from or going to.

Pipeline leak detection remains the primary method for detecting and locating pipeline leaks The method of acoustic leakage detection involves systematically using listening equipment to survey distribution systems, identify leak sounds, pinpoint their exact locations, and determine the cause of the leak. If water escapes under high pressure from a leak or crack in a pipe, it may make a rushing or hissing sound as it travels along the length of the piping system. As a medium for transmitting sound, the pipe acts as an intermediary between the source and the destination. It can act like the strings of a guitar, vibrating at different frequencies depending on their length, diameter, and material. Metal pipes can carry sound for longer distances than PVC pipes.

Pressure Difference Leak Detection

These are measured by sensors that can detect leaks by measuring the difference between two different locations. If flow rates at the start point of a pipe are significantly higher than at the end point, then it is likely that there has been a leak somewhere between these two points. If the pressure drops compared to the initial operating condition immediately after installing the system, it means that water is escaping through the system. The two systems can help locate leaks by using the pressure and flow differentiators to bracket the leak‘s location and then using mobile acoustic sensors running along the length of the bracketed area to pinpoint the leak’s exact location. The use of the latter saves considerable time and tedious efforts by the former.

Concrete Slab Leak Repair

Water leaks can waste more than 10 thousand gallons of water in an average single-family household every year. With growing drought concerns, increasing water rates, and ever-increasing water bills throughout Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, this is a major issue.

The location and severity will determine how long it takes to repair. If there is a leak in a crawl space, it may be fixed in a half day. For deeper, foundational links, this process can take up to 3 days. Concrete may need to be removed, and pipes replaced.

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