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Water Leak Detection Services

A leaky faucet or toilet is often obvious. However, not all leaks are as apparent. Water leaks can happen in hidden places, like underground pipes, pipes in walls, and even pipes underneath your basement. When these leaks happen, it can be hard to tell if something is wrong until it’s too late.

What you definitely don’t want to do is start digging up your yard or knocking down walls in search of a pesky leak. To help you resist this destructive impulse, we offer leak detection services for a variety of locations in your home. And once we detect a leak, we’ll get to work fixing it ASAP.

Do you suspect there’s a leak in your home? Read on to learn more about the professional leak detection services provided by Mr. Rooter® Plumbing.

Slab Leak Detection and Repair

A slab leak is a leaky pipe located underneath your home’s concrete slab or basement floor. This unfortunate location makes slab leaks difficult to locate. But leaving these leaks alone for too long can lead to foundation damage.

Despite the difficulty of finding a slab leak, there are several telltale signs that one is happening:

  • You can hear the sound of running water even though your faucets and toilets are not running.
  • You notice wet carpet, flooring, or concrete floor.
  • There is wet or mouldy drywall on the lower floor of your home.
  • You can smell mildew in your basement.
  • Your water bills skyrocket.
  • You notice visible damage to your foundation.

If you suspect a slab leak, don’t delay in seeking professional water leak detection and repair services. A good plumber will quickly locate your leak, create the smallest possible opening in your slab, complete the water leak repair, and then restore your slab.

Find out if a local Mr. Rooter Plumbing location performs slab leak detection and repairs.

Water Leak and Slab Leak Detection Technology

Plumbers can use a variety of tools and technologies to find water leaks buried under soil, inside walls, and beneath concrete slabs.

Here are three identification tools we commonly use:

  • Acoustic Listening Equipment
    This technology amplifies the sound of water leaks inside walls or under concrete slabs. Using these audio cues, plumbers can closely estimate a water leak’s location before they start digging or drilling.
  • Video Inspection Equipment
    Small cameras allow plumbers to see what’s happening inside pipes. By measuring how much cable went down the pipe before spotting the leak, plumbers can accurately diagnose pipeline problems and calculate the leak’s location. These devices can also be used to retrieve items like car keys and wedding rings from drainpipes.
  • Soil Probes
    Soil probe devices give plumbers a simple way to listen for pressurized water shooting into the soil surrounding water mains or sewer lines. This technology minimizes how much of your yard needs to be dug up in order to locate and repair your leaky pipe.

Water Leak Repair

Repairing copper, PVC, concrete, and cast-iron pipes calls for different materials and techniques. No matter what your leaky pipe is made of or where it’s located, your best course of action is to call a professional plumber who performs expert water leak repairs. This is especially true for hidden leaks. Over time, unchecked water leaks can cause mould growth and even structural damage. Eventually, your high water bills will be the least of your worries.

Think you have a hidden water leak? Find a Mr. Rooter Plumbing location nearest you for leak detection services.

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