Professional Slab Leak Detection Methods
Slab leaks occur when a pipe cracks or ruptures under your home’s concrete foundation. This can result in water damage and mold growth if not promptly addressed, compromising your home’s structural integrity and your family’s safety. Professional slab leak detection is the best way to identify and fix the issue before it worsens, and as the go-to plumber in Lake Elsinore, CA, A.M. Plumbing & Rooter shares a few non-invasive methods that experts use for this procedure.
Acoustic Leak Detection
With this technique, technicians can use specialized microphones and amplifiers that are sensitive enough to pick up the unique sound patterns made by leaking water. This lets them pinpoint the exact location of a slab leak, often without digging through the concrete foundation. Acoustic leak detection is a versatile method that can be used even in emergency plumbing situations, as it provides a quick and accurate diagnosis.
Thermal cameras detect temperature variations in the concrete caused by leaking water. These variations appear as “hot spots” or cold areas in infrared images, allowing professional technicians to identify potential leaks and their approximate locations.
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
GPR sends electromagnetic waves through the concrete, creating a visual map of the underlying structures. Any anomalies, such as water accumulation, reflect differently, helping a plumbing company locate leaks accurately.
Hydrostatic Pressure Testing
This involves filling a pipe system with water and applying pressure until they find the weak spot. This method is slightly more involved than acoustic or thermal imaging, but it can effectively pinpoint even the most difficult slab leaks. Hydrostatic pressure tests are usually done during scheduled maintenance to check if any hidden leaks need immediate plumbing repairs.
A.M. Plumbing & Rooter has years of experience providing quality plumbing services that help ensure your plumbing system runs optimally. We prioritize the safety of your property as much as you do, so we utilize the latest plumbing technology to find and address slab leaks fast.
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