Do you think have a slab leak in your house or business?
If leaks are not detected and fixed promptly, they can cause severe damage to your home. Leaking water can decay and erode the walls, foundation, ceilings and damage flooring. Rust can be caused, as well as mold, wood rot, termites, ants, and even more leaks. Have you noticed your water bill increasing and your water pressure decreasing? That is why we offer our thorough Electronic Leak Detection service. Option One is your local leak detection experts. We can find your leak fast, and recommend the best way to repair it at an upfront, affordable price… you have our guarantee.
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WHAT CAUSES WATER LEAKS?
Generally it’s due to poor workmanship which often leads to the majority of plumbing system leaks. But if the leak is in the slab or floor, it could be caused by the foundation or building shifting. Leaks can also be caused when the plumbing materials rust, erode, or break down from wear and tear or even abrasive chemicals. Our electronic leak test helps us find your problem, what caused it, and how we can fix it.
CAN WE FIND LEAKS EVEN THOUGH YOU CAN’T SEE THEM?
Our leak detection technology enables us to electronically detect and pin-point underground sewer line leaks, slab leaks, gas leaks, water leaks and leaks behind walls and partitions. Our electric leak detection test takes us right to the source of the water. This is good news for you! This means we can detect a leak without being invasive or destructive to your home, making our job easier, more efficient, and more affordable for you. Once our electronic leak detector has found your leak, we have a full list of services available to fix the problem. Whether the leak is in the wall, the foundation, the ceiling, or a drain line, we can perform the necessary repairs and get your home back to normal. Once we identify the problem, isolate and repair it, you’ll rest easy… leak free.
WHAT KIND OF LEAKS CAN BE FOUND?
Slab leaks are pressurized pipes under a slab of concrete or foundation; found under homes, businesses and industrial facilities built on a slab foundation. Also known as under-floor leakage, or in-floor leakage, on domestic plumbing systems. Domestic water plumbing leaks may be hot water slab leaks or cold water slab leaks. Many of the specialized methods of locating leaks on underground piping are also used in precision location of under slab or in-slab leaks. Electronic leak detection is used on slab leaks to avoid the catastrophic property damage associated with “hunting” for slab leaks with jack hammers and similar demolition tools used by those unskilled in locating leaks without destruction. There are a few ways to detect a slab leak. One is to check if any water is leaking up through the foundation or any settling has occurred. Your water, gas or electric bills is another way people find out If there is a noticeable increase, you may have an undetected leak somewhere. If the home has deteriorating water lines, then a complete copper pipe replacement (copper repipe) would be advisable.
Dripping faucets and water leaks waste water and money. The smallest of drips and water leaks around your home should be repaired. A slow drip can waste as much as 15 to 20 gallons of water per day. Many water leaks are easy to fix. Others may require a plumber. Call Option One Plumbing and one of our certified plumbers will come by to help.
The most common places to find water leaks are:
- Washing Machine Supply Hose – Found behind your Clothes Washer and Dish Washer
- Kitchen & Bathroom Faucets Angle Stops – The valve under your sinks and behind the toilet
- P-Traps – The U-Shaped pipe under your sink
- Shower Valve – Found inside the wall of your shower
- Hose Bib Spigot– Where you connect your hose
Water Meter Leaks
The city’s responsibility for water meter issues ends on the customer’s side of the water meter. The customer is responsible from the meter to the house, including plumbing inside of the house. One way to tell if you have a leak is to look at the small triangle on your water meter called the flow indicator and if it is spinning while all the fixtures in the home are in the off position, you have a leak. Call Option One plumbing, your local #1 neighborhood plumber to call when you have a leak on the water meter.
Although natural gas is colorless and odorless, scents are added to assist in identifying gas leaks. This odor commonly takes the form of rotting eggs. If this scent is detected, it is recommended to evacuate the area immediately. Do not light fires/cigarettes, and do not operate electrical appliances/light switches/phones, as these may act as points of ignition. Once in a safe area, contact your natural gas provider. Once the gas company has determined that you have a gas leak they will turn off your service. In order to have your service turned back on you will need a licensed plumber from Option One to detect, locate and repair the section where the gas leak exists. One way we find gas leaks is with good old fashion soap and water. For the more stubborn leaks, we use electronic gas leak detection equipment.
Leakage, breaks or blockage on drain, sewer lines or septic systems can be found by inserting a sewer camera down the drain and look at the condition of the pipe and locate the break. This includes leakage of hazardous sewer gases that contain highly flammable methane gases. Sewer or drain line leaks often are the source of water damage in homes, as well as noxious sewer smells. Sewer leaks are also known as drain leaks, vent pipe leaks. Sewer leaks and drain leaks are easily repaired once the exact location is detected.
Precision location of sewer breaks, or sewer blockages often begin with an internal inspection of the piping called a sewer camera inspection. Our miniature inspection devices, sometime also called borescopes, or fiberoptic cameras, are made for rough service in drain lines of all sizes and can often see the interior well enough to “video” record the inspection. Sometimes the inspection is called a sewer video inspection for this reason.
Option One Plumbing are experts in the latest leak detection technology. You can count on us to quickly find leaks in your home, make repairs as necessary with full disclosure of price, and never at an unnecessary cost to you. Fast, affordable and honest plumbers, that is Option One.