Common Causes of Water Leaks
Water leaks can cause extreme damage to your home. Some of the most common causes for leaks include:
SHIFTING PIPES – If your home is settling, or if your area has recently experienced an earthquake, you may be more prone to water leaks. As your pipes shift they can break and deteriorate, causing ruptures or leaks.
CLOGGED DRAINS – One of the most common causes for water leaks are clogged drains. Clogged drains are caused by the buildup of grease, oil, food and other sediment. Non water-soluble items such as diaper and excess amount of paper towel can also cause clogs.
ROOT SYSTEMS TAKING HOLD – Roots have the ability to break through your pipes into your water system. These types of leaks are often more difficult to fix and notice.
Methods of Detection
methods to detect water leaks in your home. The methods are:
METER DETECTION – As one of the less invasive methods, we are able to test the water pressure in your pipes and compare it to a healthy pipe. This allows us to determine if there is a leak, and where the leak is located.
INFRARED TECHNOLOGY – This is the most modern method of leak detection. It involves using an infrared camera to take pictures of the pipes at different angles to detect the clog.
DIG AND DRILL – This method is the most invasive option, but is still quite effective. It involves digging into your pipes or walls to detect the leak.
Tips and Prevention
Try some of these tips to prevent any future water leaks from occurring:
Insulate pipes that could be exposed to cold temperatures.
Remove outside hoses during colder months.
Keep your pipes in good condition by not using them for alternative reasons, such as a place to hang your clothes.
Inspect your pipes often for small leaks and get them repaired immediately.
Leak Detection and Repair
Helping You Stop Hidden Water Leaks
When you are invested in taking care of your home or commercial space and making sure that everything stays in good order, you are likely most concerned about the things that you can see. You may know how to take care of drips and standing water, but what happens when the problem is not only beneath you but also encased in cement? A slab leak is an example of just such a scenario.
What Is a Slab Leak?
A slab leak is essentially a leak that occurs inside the concrete building slab that is the foundation of your home. This type of leak is fairly common. Sewer, water, and gas pipes run underneath every home, and these metal pipes are prone to corrosion. Tiny pinholes can cause nearly undetectable leaks while a settling foundation, soil movement, or even an earthquake can trigger a leaking pipe. Any home over 25 years old is especially susceptible. In any case, this is something that needs immediate attention from a professional.
Signs that You May Have Slab Leaks
Slab leaks manifest themselves with water pushing up through the floor in your home or through the ground near the home’s concrete slab outside. However, they can go undetected for quite some time, delaying critical basement leak repair. Depending on the location of the leaking pipe, the water might not show up for weeks or months after it starts.
You won’t find a slab leak unless you look for it, but there are warning signs to look for, which include:
Moisture or pooling on your carpets, flooring, or yard
Very high water bill, which indicates water loss
Frequent stoppage or backup of toilets, tubs, and showers
Cracks in your foundation
Mold and mildew growth
Warm areas on the floor
Sudden loss of water pressure
Hearing hissing or running water
Unexplainably damp areas
Do You Suspect a Hidden Leak in Your Home?
There are various methods of slab leak repair, but rest assured will find the right one for you. work is fully guaranteed, and know how important it is for you to have your home in working order. Too many plumbing services will waste your time and money.
Plumbing leaks can be devastating. Leaks can cause everything from damage to your home’s structure to buckling in your foundation to mold growth in places that you can’t see or get to. When it comes to finding leaks
Even small plumbing leaks can result in severe consequences, but thankfully, it’s possible to outsmart hidden leaks and find them before they can really wreak havoc on your home.
Do You Have a Plumbing Leak?
can come directly to your home and perform a thorough plumbing inspection to determine the location of any leaks you may have. However, how can you tell that you might have a leak that needs to be professionally addressed? There are a few things that you can look out for to help you discover a leak on your own.
You May Be Experiencing A Leak If:
You notice cracks in your walls or your floors
Certain areas of your floor are hot
You can hear the sound of water running when none of your water fixtures are on
Mildew or excessive moisture appears under your carpets
Steps You Can Take to Prevent Further Damage
If you notice a leak, there are a few measures you should take while you wait for our leak detection and plumbing repair team to arrive. First, locate your master water supply, usually located in your garage or somewhere near the front of your home, and shut it off by turning it clockwise. This prevents further damage to your property and stops water waste.
What Is a Slab Leak?
Possibly the most damaging type of leak is one that develops in your home or business’ foundation, commonly referred to as a “slab leak.” Slab leaks can develop over time as buildings settle and shift on their foundations, placing pressure on plumbing lines running through the concrete slabs. If left undetected and unrepaired, a slab leak can cause significant structural damage and even cause a building’s foundation to crumble. As such, it is imperative to catch a slab leak early on to protect your property from potentially catastrophic damage.
What is a leak detection system?
CPLD detection systems are used to determine if and where a leak has occurred. Using hydrostatic testing, infrared and laser technology, Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), video pipe crawling and concrete scanning, if there’s a line break, leak detection systems will find it.
As a full service plumbing, advanced leak detection specialists and slab leak repair company, CPLD is with you every step of the way. From the moment start to assess your water leak, through working with your insurance company, to cleaning up the water damage, will be there.
What are the types of leak detection?
Simply put, a leak is any opening in a closed system. Air Conditioning systems, water pipe systems, sprinklers are all closed systems. When a break occurs damage can be substantial. With the latest technology and equipment, CPL Detection specializes in finding those leaks before they cause more damage.
Video Camera Pipe Inspection
CPLD uses video camera equipment to successfully detect in-line drain and sewer problems. This is often an infrared camera placed into a line at a toilet drain, existing cleanout or roof vent. Using a video camera pipe inspection, they can identify a small problem so it can be corrected before sewer repair services are necessary.
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)
Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) is a method that uses radar pulse to figure out the subsurface. This non-destructive method uses high frequency electromagnetic waves detected by radar. Unlike other locators, ground penetrating radar can display images in real time of exact locating and depth of up to 12 feet. This determines any electrical conduits, rebar pattern and its quality, post-tensioned cables, measure slab thickness, width and depth of voids, PVC conduits, and cooling/heating lines. radar equipment that allows CPLD to locate buried objects easily.
Water Leak Detection
Wasted Water. Wasted Money.
Sometimes we don’t take water leaks very seriously. A faucet is dripping? “It can wait.” A few drops around your water heater? “Probably nothing.” Well, all water leaks are “something” and bound to become bigger somethings unless taken care of right away.
do much more than repair or replace leaking pipes. related services include:
Electronic water leak detection so we can locate unseen water leaks…these tend to cause the most damage as they can go undetected for quite some time
Slab leak detection…if you have a carpet over a concrete slab and the carpet has a wet spot or feels wet to the touch, no doubt you have a slab leak
Sewer and drain camera detection…using state-of-the-art cameras, can locate the source and extent of drain clog or leak, both above and below ground
Water Leak Inspection | Electronic Leak Detection
investment in cutting edge technology helps save you money. That’s right: faster and more accurate detection saves time, money, and prevents unnecessary digging. Plus, early detection and repair means less damage to walls, ceilings, valuable possessions and more.
Finally, let’s not forget how much water you can save through early detection and repair. Consider the following. If your faucet dripped once every second every day, all day, it would take only four and a half hours to reach one gallon