Water Leak Detection Frequently Asked Questions | Leak Science FAQs

Who are leak detection technicians?

Well you will only know we exist if you need us. Other than that, you will never know of us. We work quietly in the shadows and are always there to help a home owner out of a bad water leak situation.

What is normal evaporation?

That will depend on the weather, air temperature, and exposure to wind. Spill overs and water features greatly contribute to evaporation rates. Generally 1/4" is normal.

Do we use sonar or radar?

No, but we use ultrasonic acoustics which allow us to pick up the sound of a leak under the ground.
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How do you find a water leak?

Leak detection, in its basic form, is by way of dye testing, pressure testing, visual inspection, and tracer gas detection. Our job is rarely an easy one but we help by being an all-in-one solution.

How accurate is leak detection?

The industry standard is within a 2'x2' area. Leak locators do have circumstances that can and do affect this like the depth and material of the pipe. A PVC pipe buried 4ft under ground with very compacted soil will be tough to find, but a pipe buried under a 4' concrete slab and 12' under the dirt can be found with great accuracy. 90% is up to the locator's skills and 10% is his locating gear. We spend a lot of time wear ear muffs, listening for certain sounds that our ears are trained to pick up on. It takes a lot of "muff time" to get good at leak locating.

What if you can't find our leak?

Our job is to work until we find a solution. It's quite rare that our Leak Science team would come back without an explanation for your leak problem. Our job is a tough one and we are your last resort in many cases. We don't have tech support lines to call when we need answers, so it's up to us find them. And we love what we do!

How much do water leak detection services cost?

Industry-wide leak detection base rates will range from $175-$600 and this all depends upon the time on site and the difficulty and scale of the project. The tougher the leak, the higher the cost. For more information on your pool leak detection cost >> CLICK HERE

What is the average cost to repair a water leak in a pool?

We have repaired leaks that run from $0 all the way up to over $5000. But, what we mostly see when we come to a home or business is $500-$1500 on most repair work in the Valley.

How do you repair leaks?

First, we have to identify it. Let's says it's a leak in your kitchen. If it gets located, and more often than not, a plumber will bypass that part of the line using PEX pipe, thus giving you a brand new line that lasts for decades to come.

How do you repair broken pool pipes?

These types of repairs are the toughest to fix, depending on the locator's accuracy locating the leak in the first place. The impacted part of the pipe is cut out and repaired in that area. We generally cannot bypass the pipes in a pool, so we fix them in place and restore the concrete and coatings.

Will a leak cause my house or pool to sink into a giant sink hold?

It can happen in extreme circumstances if you let it go for too long. In Arizona, our soil is sandy and water drains right through it without destabilizing the soil in many cases. Leaks that are left to leak and turn into larger leaks, will cause destabilization and cracking in pool shells, concrete slabs, and foundations.

I think I have a leak, but I'm not sure?

Find your water meter and see if you're using water. If so, call a leak locator to trouble shoot where you're losing it. Pools can be easily measured by way of "the bucket test" or just by monitoring the water loss with a measuring tape. Simply shut off the auto filler if you have it and watch for 24-48 hours and record the results. Also, large pool leaks may leak down faster than you anticipate so keep a close eye so you don't run any of your pool pumps out.

How fast can I get service?

1-2 weeks is pretty standard unless you have an emergency situation.

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