Rancho Cucamonga Leak Detection

Rancho Cucamonga Leak Detection

How do I know If I need Rancho Cucamonga Leak Detection?

It can be hard to tell for sure if you have a water line that is leaking under the concrete slab of your house  For electronic Rancho Cucamonga leak detection one call to us and it’s problem solved.  Sometimes our customers report that the can hear the sound of water running.  This noise is often heard  when the leak is large.  Other times you may not hear any sound but the floor may feel warm.  People often feel this warm or hot spot the floor while walking in bare or stocking feet.  Call us for all of your electronic Rancho Cucamonga leak detection jobs.  Often our customers find that the water heater is running for an abnormally long time.  This can pose a fairly large spike in the gas bill.  Sometimes people simply start getting high water bills or the water company notifies them of a leak.  In any case the only way to accurately determine if you have a slab leak is to preform an electronic leak detection. For detection service call us at 909-483-1231.  We have the best trained most experienced plumbers in the area.  We can diagnose, find and fix the leak fast.  For electronic detection one call to us and it’s problem solved.

Leak Detection: What is a slab leak and what causes it?

leak detectionHouses built prior to 1970 often have Galvanized pipes under the concrete slab floor.  Homes built after 1970 have rolled soft copper under the concrete slab foundation of the home.  Call us for all of your electronic Rancho Cucamonga leak detection jobs. sometimes these pipes leak.  This is a slab leak.  These pipes leak for various reasons.  Galvanized pipe is steel pipe with a galvanizes coating.  The galvanized coating is put on the pipe to protect the pipe from rusting.  Over a period of time this galvanized coating wears off.  Once this coating begins to wear off the rusting process begins.  One call to JB Plumbing will solve your Rancho Cucamonga leak detection needs.  As the steel in the pipe continues to rust it becomes thinner and thinner.  Eventually it becomes so thin that a leak occurs. These leaks in galvanized water lines can actually rust shut and seal themselves up.  The problem is that the leak always comes back worse than before.  Call us for all of your electronic Rancho Cucamonga leak detection jobs.  The best way to fix these leaks in galvanized piping under the slab is to do a copper repipe. 

Most of the time the leak is in a copper pipe under the concrete slab foundation.  The copper pipe that is installed under the concrete is a special soft copper piping.  This soft copper piping comes in 60’ rolls.  This pipe is rolled out under the concrete to each plumbing fixture in the house.  Call us for all of your electronic Rancho Cucamonga leak detection jobs.  The building code requires that when this pipe is installed that there is no joints under the slab.  Therefore the pipe is rolled out and is brought to above the concrete level and terminated in the wall.  At this point all the lines are tied together in a manifold.  We are experts for all electronic detection jobs.  Sometimes when this copper is installed it becomes dented or kinked.  This usually happens at a bend in the pipe.  When water passes over the kink or dent it causes wear in the pipe.  This is usually the cause of a copper slab leak.  For Rancho Cucamonga leak detection click here or call us at 909-483-1231.

What is the process of finding and fixing the leak?

Rancho Cucamonga Leak DetectionThe process of finding a leak under the concrete is called an electronic leak detection.  This is done with very sophisticated and sensitive equipment.  The first step in the process is to take decibel readings throughout the house.  This first step will narrow down which pipe is leaking.  After taking these readings your Rancho Cucamonga leak detection plumber will us another piece of equipment to locate and trace out the actual pipe that is leaking.  Once this is done we can pin point the actual leak with the decibel meter. For service call us at 909-483-1231

There are several options for the actual repair.  The first is to break up a small hole in the concrete in order to reach the pipe.  Once the pipe is exposed we cut out the leaking section of pipe.  Then we install a new section of pipe.  We are experts for all electronic Rancho Cucamonga leak detection.  The next option is to abandon the leaking pipe and re route a new pipe above the ground.  The last option is a complete copper repipe.  For Rancho Cucamonga leak detection click here or call us at 909-483-1231