Leak Detection and Pipe Inspection – Diagnostic Plumbing Testing
Diagnostic Plumbing testing or Leak Detection testing is our company’s specialty, and we pride ourselves on being the best in the business in this field. Our team of Texas Master Plumbers has decades of combined experience in this niche market.
LEAK DETECTION SERVICES WE OFFER:
1. Hydrostatic Pressure Test
A hydrostatic pressure test is performed on a home or building’s sanitary sewer system to determine if there are water leaks present in the plumbing system. An inflatable test ball is inserted into the building or home mainline sewer clean out and is then inflated in order to block or plug the main sewer line. The sewer system is then filled with water up to the slab level, where the water level is observed for up to 15 minutes. If the system does not fill to slab level, or if the water level begins to drop, water leaks are present in the sanitary sewer system. The next phase of leak detection to identify these leaking sewer lines involves a combination of video camera pipe inspection and static leak isolation testing of PVC or cast iron sewer system.
2. Video Camera Pipe Inspection
State of the art in-line sewer or drain video camera equipment is used to perform sewer pipe or drain line camera inspection of a sanitary sewer system. The infrared camera is inserted into the system through existing cleanouts, roof vents, or toilet drains to observe and analyze the condition of a sub-slab drain system. Exact locations of obstructions, breaks, stoppages or deteriorated pipes can be determined with sewer camera inspection along with an approximate depth of the pipe.
3. Static Leak Isolation Testing
Static leak isolation testing is the leak detection process in which we use a combination of sewer video camera pipe inspection and hydrostatic pressure testing to isolate and test different sections or areas of an under slab sanitary sewer system to pinpoint exact locations of water leaks in the system. Inflatable test balls are inserted into the system through existing cleanouts, roof vents, and exposed toilet drains to perform a hydrostatic test on an isolated portion of the sewer system. An in-line sewer video camera is used in the process to assist with the placement of test balls throughout the system and to map out the layout of the sanitary sewer system.
4. Water Leak Detection
Electronic listening devices like the Detectron Model XL-2 (Pulsar 2000) enhances our hearing to hear pressure water leaks deep into your water lines. After we narrow down the general area of the leak, technicians use a Pulsar 2000 Line Tracer system to induce a small electric charge through the water lines to detect the exact leak locations.
5. Slab Leak Detection
Our fluid mechanics use a combination of electronic listening, line tracing equipment, camera pipe inspection, and static pressure testing for slab leak detection. Detecting those slab leaks starts with water pipe inspection using a water line video. We determine the exact location of sub-slab plumbing leaks with static pressure testing, underground line location, and static isolation. Your leak detection evaluations will be so detailed you’ll even know the amount of fluid lost beneath the slab during normal use.
Cracked pavements and curious odors might be signals of slab leaks but only a thorough pipe inspection can tell the extent of damages. Accurate Leak and Line specializes in diagnostic testing of sewer leaks, water leaks, and slab leak detection for residential and commercial properties. We use technology and aquatic science to accurately pinpoint the source of your water system symptoms.
All of our reports come with diagrams and fixed cost proposals for repairs once complete. Click here to order your water system diagnosis today!