Leak Detection Tarzana
Even a tiny water leak inside your home can become a very serious and even deadly problem. When water leaks are left unrepaired, they create constant moisture which is the perfect place for toxic black mold to grow. As a result, you and your family could be getting sick from something that you can’t see, but is inside the walls and floors or your home. The solution for any leak is calling in a professional who will locate the leak quickly and with little damage to your home.
Turbo Plumbing and Rooter is far and away the most trusted leak detection company in Tarzana. Trust the company that your friends and neighbors trust because our best references are the thousands of satisfied customers who continue to thank us with recommendations and great reviews. Call (818) 740-6830 today, and know that we will find your leak quickly and provide you with a written estimate for the repairs needed to eliminate the leak and ensure that your home is safe again.
Types Of Plumbing Leaks
Water is a very valuable and important natural resource, so we never want to waste it because of needless plumbing leaks. Some small leaks are very easy to identify and can easily be repaired by the licensed plumbers at Turbo Plumbing and Rooter. In the plumbing industry, we refer to these as overt leaks because they are easily observed. Some very common examples include:
All of these can be noticed but should never be ignored because they are creating unwanted moisture in your home. And those moist areas could easily become the home of toxic black mold.
The leaks that are more challenging, and also more troubling to homeowners, are the hidden ones. These can be leaks that are concealed within the walls, floors, and ceilings of your home. Or the leak could be underneath the slab foundation of your home. Contacting the leak detection specialists at Turbo Plumbing and Rooter is the fastest and most cost-effective way to locate and repair these leaks. They rely on the latest in leak detection technology to locate leaks rather than using a sledgehammer to create holes in your home.
What Is A Slab Leak?
A slab leak is a very serious issue that occurs when one of the water or sewer lines that runs underneath your slab foundation develops a leak, cracks, or even bursts. What makes these leaks so challenging is that they are in the soil beneath your home, so it is impossible to locate them without specialized leak detection equipment. The Turbo Plumbing and Rooter plumbers use the latest leak detection technology, their vast experience, and hours of training to locate these hazardous leaks under your home’s foundation. Finding and repairing these leaks quickly is critical, as they can often wash out a great deal of soil which can cause serious damage to your foundation.
How Are Slab Leaks Located?
The challenge with slab leaks is that there is no way to visually locate the leak. However, there are a few pieces of technology that can help a highly skilled leak detection specialist locate a leak that is concealed under a foundation. One of the critical tools is electronic amplification equipment. These sensors will amplify the sound of moving water, even through your homes solid foundation. But for the process to be successful, the equipment operator must know what to listen for, and how to use the sound to pinpoint the actual leak. An electromagnetic pipe locator can also be used with the amplification equipment to map out the location of the pipes and zero in on the leak more quickly.
While the latest in slab leak technology is often very helpful, some tried and true older methods are still very functional and are often the first step in the leak detection process. To determine that there is definitely a leak, Turbo Plumbing and Rooter professionals will pressure test the pipes to be sure that there is, in fact, a leak. With all of the water turned off in the house, the pressure in the water pipes should remain constant. If the water pressure is dropping at all then there is definitely a leak, and it is time to employ the leak detection tools.
How Are Slab Leaks Repaired?
The goal when repairing slab leaks is twofold. The obvious result is to eliminate the leaking pipe while restoring your water supply. But the other goal is to cause the least amount of damage possible to your home. With this in mind, rerouting a new pipe around the leak is always a first choice. This could mean running a new pipe in the walls, ceiling or floor or your home or even under the edge of the slab foundation. In some rare cases, the leak is near enough to the edge of the foundation that it can be exposed by digging a tunnel under the foundation. In this case, the repair is made to the pipe and no re-piping is needed. The last resort is cutting a small hole in the foundation to repair the pipe.
Once any slab leak is located, your Turbo Plumbing and Rooter professional will help you to determine which repair method is the best to meet your needs and budget. Our goal is always to meet our customer’s needs and provide a solution that is also cost-effective. If you believe that you have a leak in or under your home, call (818) 740-6830 immediately to schedule a leak detection appointment. The faster we locate your leak, the less damage and expense it will cause you.
Call us today at (818) 740-6830 to schedule your plumbing leak detection in Tarzana with our top rated local plumbing service. Your satisfaction is guaranteed!