Slab Leak Detection

Offering Water Leak Repair Services in Long Island, NY

If your home is experiencing loss of water pressure, warped flooring, or paying a high water bill, and you do not know why. You may have a leak or burst pipe underneath your home's foundation slab. Please call our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our highly trained plumbing technicians.

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These are the steps we take to find a concrete slab or exterior pipe leak/break.

Step 1:

Using a Flir camera, look for thermal anomalies under the concrete slab. FLIR stands for forward-looking infrared. When pointed at the slab, the camera produces a video image based on temperature instead of light used in a standard camera.

Step 2:

Pipe locating. Soft copper or metal pipe. We use Radio Detection pipe locating equipment dialed into 512 Hz frequency to pinpoint the exact location of the pipe leak.

Step 3:

Listen for the leak. To go a step further, we listen to a designated area with our microphone equipment that has sophisticated filters and noise-canceling abilities if working in a noisy environment. This state-of-the-art equipment helps us further identify the location of the leak.

Step 4:

Inject air into the system for a precise pinpoint of the location. For this, we usually use a dive tank and inject air into the system at very low pressures. As the air exits the pipe through the hole, it produces a loud bubbling noise, making it easier to dial in on the exact location of the leak.

Our Methods:

For outdoor leaks, we can inject hydrogen gas and use special sniffers to find the gas when the pipe is too deep to hear the actual leak. Locating plastic PVC pipe. One method when you have a large pipe is to inject a special conductive prod. We then attach the signal generator to one of the rods, and we can walk out of the pipe’s path with our regular metal pipe locator. Another method is to have someone tap on one end of the pipe and attempt to locate the echoing of the sound as it goes down the pipe with our sophisticated microphones.

Let us find the Best Slab Leak Repair Solution for your Home.

All these methods are crucial in pinpointing the exact location of the leak so that further damage is not created to your home. The concrete slab incisions are generally 1.5′ x 1.5′ wide square. It can be ample depending on how deep the pipe goes down. This will allow the plumber enough room to work when repairing the pipe. Sometimes, when the leak is fixed, another leak can very well be further down the line. We have seen that on several occasions. We would repeat the same process if this is the scenario.

We have many years of experience and expertise in slab leak detection. Insurance almost always covers slab leaks, and we recommend fixing the pipe first before calling the insurance. We will help you every step of the way during this process, getting your home back to its formal condition. Our technicians currently serve Suffolk and Nassau counties of Long Island.

Please don’t hesitate to call us at 631-201-5655, Office hours from 9 am to 5 pm, or our Emergency Hotline (631) 250-3690.

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