Leak Detection in Fremont2018-11-07T19:15:25+00:00

Leak Detection in Fremont

Received an unusually high water bill? Found water damage that doesn’t seem to have a source? You might have a leak in your plumbing, sewer, or gas line. Fremont’s plumbing leak detection experts at Smart Choice Plumbing are just a call away. We can find and resolve many household leak problems to get your home back to normal.

Mark is working on a leak detection job in Fremont

Types of Leak Detection

Each type of leak detection takes special equipment and expertise. You rarely know which kind you have, so it’s best to consult with a plumber who can detect them all.

  • Slab leak detection: Using specialized equipment, plumbers look for leaks beneath concrete slabs. This will reveal any leaks in the pipes in your foundation. These leaks can crack on unsettle your foundation—which requires costly repairs.
  • Sewer leak detection: You might think a leak in your sewer drain line or mainline would be evident by the smell. However, shower water and hand washing water runs through those pipes too, and they rarely leave a smell, just water damage.
  • Plumbing leak detection: When you suspect a leak in your home, you’re probably imagining a plumbing leak. While sometimes the leaks are obvious and right near the sink, other times plumbers need to use dye tests to find the exact source of the leak. This may take minutes or hours, but finding the exact leak is critical to ensure it will be fixed the first time. Otherwise, you’ll waste money and time getting a second repair job.
  • Gas line leak detection: This kind of leak detection is a little different because it involves gas instead of water. Gas lines supply energy to a house, but they can be very dangerous when leaking. While some gas leaks will be apparent from the rotten egg-like smell, other gases, like the deadly carbon monoxide, don’t leave a strong smell. It’s also possible that your leak is too small to smell strongly. Therefore, leaks may go undetected. Higher than normal gas bills and symptoms of gas poisoning, are both signs you may have a gas leak even if you can’t smell something. It’s vital to consult with a professional plumber with the tools to find the leak if you suspect you have one.
rigid combustible gas detector used for natural gas leak detection

Trust the Professionals

You may be tempted to try to find your leak yourself, or have a general contractor do the job, to try to save money. However, that may end up costing you more in the long term. The real source of a leak isn’t always obvious. Or, you may have multiple leaks. If you rely on someone who doesn’t have the equipment and expertise to get to the heart of your leak, you risk letting it damage your home, foundation, plumbing system, and even endanger your life. Remember, gas line leaks may be emergencies and should always be treated as such. They absolutely require professionals.

Hiring a professional plumber doesn’t have to cost you a fortune, in fact, hiring professionals the first time can end up saving you money in the long run. For professional plumbing and other leak detection in Fremont, reach out to us at Smart Choice Plumbing.

Jim, one of our professional plumbers is taking notes after the work is done

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