Leak Detection Tests
There are a number of leak detection tests that are available, depending on your particular requirements. We have run all or some of these tests for customers from Port St. Lucie to Jupiter, from Stuart to Riviera Beach and they have proven reliable indicators of where a leak is emanating from. If no leak, crack or drip is found in one particular test, we move onto the next until a source is found.
The Smoke Test
A plumbing smoke test consists of creating visible smoke from candles or a liquid smoke solution. This smoke is transmitted into the water and sewage lines of the home. If there is a crack or small leak in a plumbing line, visible smoke will escape. Plumbing smoke tests make it easy for professional plumbers to detect plumbing line cracks, faulty connections or open pipes and perform the necessary repairs.
If visible smoke emerges during the plumbing smoke test, this is a clear indicator of a water or dangerous sewer gas leak. It is essential to detect and resolve sewer gas leaks as soon as possible. Sewage gas may contain methane or hydrogen sulfide gases. When the plumbing system is working properly, the traps will block the smoke from entering your home and transmit it to the plumbing vents. If you are unable to see smoke, you do not have any cracks, leaks, or open pipes in your home.
We also may apply a color dye test to send colored water into the homes water system to locate the source of the leaks.
Sonic Leak Detection
During ultrasonic pool leak detection, a certified detection specialist will use a combination of equipment to find specific areas of leakage. … During this process, helium is forced through the plumbing and a detector reads where the gas is leaking out of the plumbing. No one wants to deal with a pool leak.
Hydrostatic Testing for Leaks
Hydrostatic testing is a leak test used for testing pipes and tanks for leaks. A hydrostatic test is performed by filling (pressurizing) pipes being examined and subsequently monitoring the level of pressurization for changes. If there is a lowering of pressure, there is a leak somewhere in the system. If you suspect a plumbing leak in your home, hydrostatic testing is a must for determining the presence of a leak under your slab.