San Diego Plumbing Leak Detection Experts

Do you have a plumbing leak problem? Call us before it starts to cause damage, or before the damage gets any worse. We’re the San Diego local experts at finding and repairing water leaks, affordably and with minimal disruption.
It’s worrisome if you know you have a leak but can’t find it. And perhaps even more stressful if you see water damage and aren’t even sure if it’s from a plumbing leak. If you suspect a leak, or notice discoloration, mold, or other damage, don’t delay in calling in a leak detection plumbing expert. These problems will only get worse with time.
ASAP Drain Guys & Plumbing has been in business in San Diego since 2001 and employs experts in water leak detection, location, and repair. We offer prompt, professional, and courteous service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Plumbing Leaks

Leaks are sometimes obvious; you can see water or hear it flowing. But sometimes plumbing leak detection can be difficult. Sometimes it’s hard to be sure there’s actually a problem, let alone locate exactly where it is. It could be anywhere within walls, under the floor, and sometimes even above the ceiling. It could be in the water supply, or the drain and sewer, radiant heating system, or irrigation system.
Never allow a trial-and-error approach. This means going with a water leak detection plumbing specialist, not a general plumber. Anything less means you’re likely to end up with multiple holes in your walls or floors as they try to find the problem based on their “educated guesses.”

Symptoms of Leaks

For hidden leaks, the only symptom may be a sudden jump in your water bill. Other indications include the following:

  • dampness or moisture
  • low water pressure
  • mold or mildew
  • warm or cold spots
  • water heater running more often, or even running continuously
  • water spots or other discoloration on the wall or floor

There also a few more signs we’ll cover under underground leak detection and slab leak detection.

Serious Water Damage

Don’t neglect any of the symptoms. With neglect, damage will only get worse, and can even jeopardize a building’s structure. In addition, there can be health hazards from mold, fungus, and bacteria growth. And of course your water bill will go up, and might even skyrocket due to conservation penalties. So don’t delay calling in a plumbing leak detection exert. Here in San Diego that’s ASAP Drain Guys & Plumbing. If by chance it turns out there’s no leak, you’ll have peace of mind from knowing that’s no longer a worry.

San Diego Water Leak Detection

Leaks can be confirmed by tests using your utility water meter or a pressure test. Pinpointing where the problem is located takes exceptional skill and special equipment. Leak detection plumbing tools include the following:

  • Acoustic sensing methods work by draining the pipes and then filling them with a compressed gas. Special microphones, amplifiers, and headphones let the plumber listen for the sound of escaping gas.
  • Electronic moisture sensors help identify areas that don’t have visible moisture or discoloration.
  • Electromagnetic gear is especially helpful for underground leak detection.
  • Thermal imaging and electronic IR thermometers provide extremely accurate measurement of temperature differences caused by a hot or even cold water leak. They’re quick, and often the first choice for wall and slab leak detection.
Besides these, there’s also visual inspection drawing on good old fashioned experience, skill, and training. Precisely locating a leak the first time can often avoid a thousand dollars or more in unnecessary restoration.

Underground Leak Detection

Outdoor leaks can be in the building’s water supply line, sewer line, or irrigation system. These plumbing leaks often reveal themselves as wet spots, sometimes as obvious as standing water and sometimes as subtle as differences in lawn or other landscaping growth.
Not surprisingly, a leaking sewer line is often (though not always) accompanied by a foul odor. For these larger diameter lines, underground leak detection can make use of in-pipe cameras to visually look for cracks, poor joints, roots, or deteriorating pipes.

San Diego Slab Leak Detection

Water leak detection under the floor can be particularly difficult, as the problem will be usually covered by carpet, laminate flooring, or tile. Here in San Diego most homes and commercial buildings use what’s called slab-on-grade construction. The floor is a slab of concrete, so that this type of plumbing leak detection is called slab leak detection. It’s expensive and disruptive to break through the concrete in order to get to the plumbing, so accurately locating the leak is especially important.

About ASAP Drain Guys & Plumbing

“ASAP” is of course short for “As Soon As Possible.” But we also like to think of it as “Affordable Speedy And Professional.” We go beyond the usual to make sure our plumbing services are efficient, courteous, and even friendly.
We’re San Diego experts in all residential and commercial plumbing services, and follow national best practices in leak detection plumbing. We take pride in our quality workmanship, and employ only highly trained plumbers. Each is uniformed, and has their own fully equipped truck. With 15 self-sufficient trucks and plumbers we can be there promptly to fully take care of your plumbing leaks 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.