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Have signs of a subsurface water leak? Need to pinpoint its location?
If you need leak detection and a repair, use this as your comprehensive guide…
Subsurface leaks can be challenging to find. Since leak detection instruments cannot be rented from your local tool rental, relying on a professional leak detector is the best way to locate the leak source.
Here at Legendary Home Services, we use leak detection equipment on a daily basis. Because we service 3,000 properties every year, we have amassed an enormous amount of experience detecting all sorts of water leaks. Through this accumulation of knowledge, we have listed some of the most common questions asked of us. By reading on, you will gain insight into leak detection and the repair methods.
What is leak detection?
Leak detection is a term used to describe the process of locating a pipe leak. This can be a leaking drain or sewer pipe, water pipe, gas pipe, or plumbing fixture. By utilizing a combination of tools, a professional leak detector can pinpoint the source of your leak.
What are the Methods of Leak Detection?
There are three, main methods of leak detection used for commercial and residential properties. These methods are listed below:
A hydrostatic test is a way to test pipes for leaks, by filling them with water and pressurizing the system. This testing method is more commonly used when detecting a drain pipe leak. If you have a sewer odor or slab foundation problems, hydrostatic testing is an excellent way to locate the source.
Thermal imaging equipment senses the difference in temperature between items and then displays it on a camera screen. If you have hidden moisture in your walls that is not visible to the naked eye, a thermal imaging camera is capable of detecting the moisture. This type of leak detection is very commonly used when attempting to pinpoint a hot water leak.
Acoustic leak detection equipment allows the professional leak detector to narrow down the source of the leak using equipment that pinpoints acoustic sound. When you have a water pipe leak, the water emitted from the pipe makes a distinct noise. This “noise,” can be detected by acoustic equipment. This method of leak detection is most commonly used when you are experiencing a slab leak.
What is a Slab Leak?
A slab leak is a term used to describe a water leak generating under your concrete slab. This can be a water pipe or a drain pipe.
What are some Slab Leak Symptoms?
The most common sign is water surfacing from under your flooring. This can be followed by hearing a constant “running water” sound in the walls. Additional symptoms may include foundation issues, cracks in your flooring, settling of your property, sudden cracks in your walls or drywall, and an unexpected warm spot on the floor. (This is usually due to a hot water pipe leaking causing the floor to heat)
What does a Slab Leak Repair Cost?
Most slab leak repair costs in the Phoenix and surrounding area will range from $900 to $2200 to repair.
What is the Slab Leak Repair Options?
This would depend on whether your leak is deriving from a drain or water pipe.
If you have a water line leak, repairs usually consist of:
Direct access repair. This means excavating up the spot in your floor where the water pipe is located.
Water Pipe Reroute: This repair consists of abandoning the leaking water pipe under your floor, and installing a brand-new water pipe to your fixture. This is accomplished by utilizing attic and wall space to conceal the new pipe.
If you have a drain line leak, repairs usually consist of:
Direct access repair: Digging up the floor to access the drain is the most common method used to repair subsurface drain leaks. This type of repair can be a bit invasive to the property. Often, it is the only way to repair the drain.
Pipe Lining: Under certain conditions, a pipe leak can be sealed utilizing a pipe liner. This method is also known as a trenchless sewer repair. A fiberglass sleeve saturated in epoxy is inserted into your drain pipe. A balloon inflates the sleeve to take the shape of the pipe. This sleeve is cured, and the balloon is removed. You are left with a new pipe within the old leaking pipe. You can read more about trenchless technology here.
Do I have Slab Leak Insurance Coverage?
Coverage for slab leak repairs is mainly dependent on your insurance provider. Check your homeowners insurance policy to ascertain coverages. In many cases, we find that standard insurance policies provide some level of coverage for the typical slab leak.
Please take note that we are not an insurance company, nor are we affiliated with any insurance agents or brokers. The statements we make are solely based on our experience. It is always best to check with your insurance provider to determine your level of coverages.
Here are some facts about the leak detection process in Phoenix, every homeowner should now.
As you call around to find a company to perform leak detection in Phoenix, you may notice that most companies avoid discussing pricing until they are present at your property, often for a “trip fee.” Here at Legendary Home Services, however, we welcome pricing discussions over the phone. Being transparent, as well as very passionate about educating our customers, we can often narrow down the possible reasons for a leak over the phone, giving our clients some sought after insight regarding their problem. From there, we discuss the possible causes, repair options, and repair costs. We want our customers to know the potential costs of services before they commit to scheduling with us!
Does Legendary Home Services detect and repair all types of leaks?
No. We do not handle certain types of swimming pool leaks. Fortunately, this is something that is very easily distinguished from other leaks. With a few basic observations, a swimming pool leak can either be confirmed or ruled out. If a homeowner does not feel comfortable and/or confident performing any initial evaluation themselves, then we only charge $99.00 to complete this essential assessment. This fee is waived if leak detection is necessary.
What is the Leak Detection process?
Pinpointing a leak is a process of elimination. First, we conduct an audit of the plumbing system. This helps us rule out any obvious causes of a leak. We check all plumbing fixtures; the toilets, under the sinks, the water heater, pool filler, irrigation valves, and any other plumbing fixtures you may have. We perform a water meter reading, which informs us if a pressurized water leak is present. By shutting off individual valves and backflow devices, this will help us determine which water system may have the leak. Once established, we use electronic sub surface detection equipment to help us narrow down the source. We may also use line tracing equipment and thermal imaging equipment to assist in the leak location.
How long does it take to complete Leak Detection?
This would depend on the type of leak you have. If it is a hot water leak under your slab, an hour is usually all that is needed. If you are experiencing a leak outside your home, two hours may be necessary. Most leak detection services will take 1 to 3 hours.
If we have you repair the leak, is the Leak Detection service waived?
In most cases, yes. If your leak is under the slab, and we complete a water line reroute or an under slab repair, the leak detection services are waived.
Does the leak under my slab result in foundation problems?
If the leak is neglected, it can lead to a foundation problem. If you recently noticed the leak or discovered a high water bill, you probably don’t have anything to worry about. If the leak has persisted a few months, a foundation inspection may be warranted.
How much does leak detection in Phoenix cost?
That depends on where the leak is and what type of material the leaking plumbing component(s) are composed of. Most of the time, a mysterious high water bill is a result of a leaking water line under a house’s concrete slab. At Legendary Home Services, our primary objective is to offer the best, most financially sensible solutions possible, so we trace out the entire water line. What this does is determines the two above-ground endpoints for the leaking water line. With this information, we can provide a cost-effective solution to abandon that unreliable, leaking water line, and replace it entirely with a new water line above ground. Not only does such a solution provide far more value, but is it also usually far less invasive to your home, as well as cheaper. The new water line is installed with a modern PEX material. This PEX material, which is the industry standard for current house builds, is, unlike copper, very resilient to Arizona’s very hard water. What many people do not realize is that hard water is the cause of plumbing components breaking down. This above-ground solution is viable under most scenarios.
How can I avoid this problem from happening again?
As mentioned above, hard water is the cause of plumbing components breaking down. Addressing hard water with appropriate water treatment is a very financially sensible proactive approach to protecting your house’s plumbing components. Modern water treatment options not only treat the water to protect plumbing components but also treat water to make it safe and enjoyable to drink. These systems, while compared to old salt-based systems are more expensive to purchase, are very cheap to own, as they require virtually no maintenance or salt refilling.
Do you have a wet basement? It might be a slab leak. Call (602) 900-9010 today for fast, reliable Phoenix slab leak detection and repair and honest pricing. Just let us know what’s happening and we will send a technician out to diagnose the problem and find an effective solution. Click here to save money with our online specials and coupons.
Slab leaks are some of the more mysterious water leaks that can happen in a residential property. Most homeowners have never even heard of them, and they aren’t visible to the naked eye when they begin and usually for some time after. However, serious water damage and even structural damage can occur if a slab leak is left for too long.
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Slab Leak Characteristics
The “slab” of a slab leak refers to the concrete floor of the foundation in your home. The leak starts in a pipe under this concrete slab and can carry on for quite some time before being detected. If you have a slab leak in your home, you may end up with serious water damage that requires costly repairs and cleanup. Slab leaks often happen in pipes that are older or have become weakened from some other cause.
How Can I Tell If It’s a Slab Leak?
There’s no way for a homeowner to see a slab leak as it is happening, but you can see the signs after they have a chance to build a little. Since it takes place under the foundation floor, you may see signs of moisture in the basement like excess condensation, puddling or pooling of water, damp carpets and walls or patches of mold growth. If it carries on for any length of time without you noticing, you may see a rise in your water bills.
Slab Leak Can Cause Big Damage
If the initial signs of a slab leak are ignored, you may end up with a great deal of damage to your basement and possibly the ground around your house. The grass can end up completely saturated and spongy, you may have large mold outbreaks, rotted wood, saturated walls and floors, saturated electrical outlets and more. This is why it is so important to report any signs to your plumber, before the situation gets out of hand.
If you want to have any chance of minimizing the damage caused by a slab leak, it’s important to get professional attention as soon as you realize there’s a problem. Call Legendary Home Services at (602) 900-9010 in the Phoenix, AZ area and we will send someone to inspect the area right away.
Examples of the plumbing issues regularly handled by our professionals:
When you want plumbing services for your home or business, you will be delighted with the range of services offered including by our professionals – water heater repair, copper repiping, sewer and drain replacement, toilet stoppages, as well as sink, shower and tub problems. It’s one of the reasons why we are the Phoenix plumbers of choice for homeowners. So whenever you need a plumber in Phoenix, it will be a relief when the plumbing experts from Legendary Home Services arrive on-time, and with a total commitment to your satisfaction. It’s an assurance of a great solution to your plumbing problems. Call the Phoenix Plumbing experts today at: 602-428-6143
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