Slab Leak Detection: How Does It Work?


Unchecked water leakage in your home can cause a vast array of risks, including toxic microbial growth and pest infestation, structural damage, slip hazards, and electrical problems. Therefore, pinpointing the exact location of the leak and conducting necessary repairs is something you cannot overlook. Generally, the leak-detecting process is easy. You put the gauge on, do a slow water test, and see if there is a leak. However, leak locating is a more complex science that requires special equipment and one that every plumbing company should consider.

Leak Locating

Leak locating involves establishing the exact leaking point. The equipment used in the process significantly differs in their design, but all give the intended results. Generally, they work like a physician’s stethoscope—you put on the headphones and place the probe in the location you want to listen to.   Here’s an overview of three different leak locating equipment and how they work.

1. Versatile System

This type has a probe and electronic earphones. You put on the headphones, place the probe on the surface you want to listen and pull a trigger. The advantage of this equipment is you just need to pull the trigger and move the stick around to detect the leak and its location.

2. The Subsurface Leak Detection System

This equipment has a lot of wires, some connecting to the headphones. Therefore, you start by plugging the wires correctly. You can then place it around your waist with a waist wrap. It has different plates, thus allowing various testing options. One probe is about 5 feet long, thus great for accessing and listening to hard-to-reach places.

3. Deck plate system

This type is great when you want to listen to hard surfaces such as concrete, driveway, parking lines, and streets. It has more surface area and thus captures more sound. It also has electronic equipment that you turn on and off when detecting a leak. One great feature is its adjustment options; thus, you don’t have to worry about inhaling problems.

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Investing in leak-locating equipment is a smart move for homeowners and plumbing professionals. The equipment increases your precision in the leak location process and saves on time and costs. If you’re a homeowner or an industry professional looking for the best leak detection systems out there, contact us to learn more about LeakPro® detection products. You can also head over to Roger’s YouTube to learn more about leak detection.
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