Water Leak Detection Services

Roto-Rooter is a national leader in plumbing and water leak detection services. As soon as a water leak is discovered in your home, it’s crucial to have it fixed to avoid damage to your belongings and home. The most obvious household plumbing leaks include dripping faucets and leaking water heaters. Have a water leak in your cellar? No problem! Roto-Rooter professionals are specialists in leak detection and repair. Our highly specialized plumbers can quickly locate leaks and repair them using only the right equipment that secures your property from potential problems.  

Are you experiencing expensive water bills? Cloudy or discolored water? Strange water accumulation with no “apparent” source? You might be in the presence of problems in your water pipes that, if left unattended, can bring significant problems to your plumbing system not to mention the structural damage on your property, which can lead to expensive water damage restoration jobs.

Leak Detection Services

At Roto-Rooter CA, we offer a wide range of leak detection services to make sure we cover all the basics when it comes to successfully detecting and repairing water leaks on both residential and commercial properties. Our detection services include

Slab leak detection:

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Slab leaks are not that common, especially on new properties. A slab leak is a water leak on the pipes that run beneath the concrete floor and that is why they are the number one nightmare for both residential and commercial owners. Slab leak detection usually requires highly specific equipment, which Roto-Rooter CA plumbers always carry with them. This avoids even more costly repairs and brings effective solutions that avoid property damage.

Water heater leak detection:

Water heaters are an essential part of any house or business and they also can suffer from leaks on their pipes and plumbing system. If left without repair or inspection, water heater leaks can quickly create mold, compromise your running water quality, and bring structural damage, putting at risk your property and the health of your employees or family members. Roto-Rooter CA plumbers can replace the broken or corroded pipes of your water heater to bring it back to life. You can find out more about our water heater services here.

Bathroom water leaks:

Dripping faucets are probably one of the most common plumbing problems for both commercial and residential property owners. They can occur due to bad installation, severe clogs, or simply outdated plumbing pipes. Our leak detection services cover all the above common causes and can bring same-day repair services for any leaks coming from your bathroom faucets, toilets, and even showers.

Sewer lines leak:

Sewer lines are also an essential part of water systems. However leak detection for sewer lines can be complicated. They might require excavation and major repairs, depending on how serious the leak is. Roto-Rooter CA offers sewer line leak detection services. With video camera inspection and other advanced methods, our plumbers can detect the source of the leak before starting digging and that way save thousands of dollars on repairs. If you suspect any leaks on your sewer lines, it is better if you leave it to the professionals.

Water Leak Detection Process

Visual Inspection: one of our professional plumbers will conduct a visual inspection of your plumbing system to look for visible signs of water damage or leaks. They’ll look for wet spots, water stains, and other signs of water damage that can indicate a leak. As we have mentioned so far, some leaks might be visible but usually, they are concealed within the plumbing system.

Pressure Testing: The plumber will perform a pressure test to identify any pressure drops that could be caused by a leak in the system. They’ll use specialized equipment to pressurize the plumbing system and monitor any pressure drops.

Meter Reading: a meter reading checks for any spikes in water usage that could indicate a leak in the system. If the water meter reading indicates a higher usage than usual, it could be a sign of a leak.

Thermal Imaging: A thermal imaging camera is used to identify temperature variations in walls and floors. This highly specified technique can help to identify the location of the leak by detecting areas of moisture or temperature changes.

Acoustic Listening Devices: Acoustic listening devices are used to identify the sound of water escaping from pipes. The plumber will use a sensitive microphone to listen for the sound of water escaping from pipes or fittings.

Digging and Repair: Once the source of the leak is identified, the plumber will dig up the affected area and repair the leak. They may need to replace damaged pipes or fittings, or they may use a sealant to fix the leak. The entire process of detection and repairs can be done on the same day if the leaks and the source are not that serious, but it all depends on the seriousness of the issue. Roto-Rooter CA professional plumbers will provide an accurate estimate of the time of completion for the job.

24/7 Leak Detection and Repair Services

Unfortunately, some types of household leaks get concealed underground, behind walls, or under floors and can go undetected for years. If you do not see obvious physical signs of a water leak but suspect you’ve got one, contact Roto-Rooter for effective solutions to any of your plumbing needs.

When it comes to water flow repair, the best course of action is to call a Roto-Rooter professional plumber. A plumber can identify the origin of the leak, recommend a plan of action, and inspect for other problem areas or water damage due to the leak.