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A.: If you hear water running, but are sure all the faucets are turned off, you might be in need of Upland Leak Detection. If you notice warm spots on the floor or see water coming up from the flooring, you might need Upland Leak Detection. If your home is built on a slab foundation, chances are the water pipes are under the slab. It will be difficult to find the source of the leak especially under a concrete slab without the help of Upland Leak Detection. Upland Leak Detection is the expert when it comes to locating and repairing water leaks within your home. Upland Leak Detection will locate not only water leaks, but gas leaks as well. Upland Leak Detection will find leaks under a concrete slab, within walls and under the floors utilizing an electronic leak detection method.
A.: A slab leak is defined as a water pipe that is installed beneath a concrete slab and the pipe leaks. The Upland Leak Detection service will find these leaks despite being obscured by an impervious surface. The pipe often leaks due to the improper installation of the pipe such as improper pipe bedding or the pipe itself was damaged at the time of installation. Leaks are caused by friction or something rubbing against the outside of the pipe creating a weak point that eventually leaks. If the pipe bedding is acidic in nature such as soil surrounding the pipe, it will corrode the pipe quickly. If you are unsure there is a slab leak, call Upland Leak Detection and let the experts find out for you. The Upland Leak Detection specialists will find the leak, if there is one, and recommend repair options.
A.: The Upland Leak Detection process is an electronic process used to measure decibel levels at all plumbing fixtures. This step isolates the area of the leak based on the readings. The decibel readings are louder as the source is closer to the leak. Based on the readings the Upland Leak Detection specialist will know where the leak is and whether it is a hot or cold water pipe that is leaking. The second step is to find the exact location of the leak by using a line locator.
A pair of electronic devices are used to pinpoint the leak by sending a signal through the pipe and a second device picks up the signal, allowing the Upland Leak Detection specialist to find the location of the leak. The Upland Leak Detection specialist uses the decibel meter again, and based on the readings, can pinpoint the leak.
Upland Leak Detection specialists are trained in the leak detection field and using state of the art equipment will find any leak in any pipe, allowing the owner to repair the leak and minimize damage to the home.
A.: There are two repair options for a slab leak, once the leak is located. The first option includes removing a portion of the concrete floor, and replacing the section of pipe that is leaking. Once the pipe is replaced, Upland Leak Detection specialists will retest the line to make sure there are no other leaks before replacing the concrete slab. The drawback to replacing a section of pipe is the pipe will have a joint at each end of the new section and joints are subject to leaking.
The second option is to abandon the existing pipe line in place and install new piping above the floor as much as possible. The Upland Leak Detection specialist will discuss both options and provide the necessary details to make sure you understand exactly what is involved and you will bale to make an informed and education decision that is right for you.
A.: Coverage for such work varies for each company, but you will find in most cases, insurance will cover the cost of such work associated with the leak detection phase. In most cases your insurance will cover damages your home or possessions sustain due to the leaking pipe. You will still be responsible for paying any deductible associated with your claim. The Upland Leak Detection specialist will assist you to fill out the necessary paperwork when filing a claim.
Upland Leak Detection specialists are licensed and insured and with many years of experience in the industry, are the people to call if you suspect a water leak in your home. Upland Leak Detection specialist use state of the art tools and equipment to locate any leak and prevent damage to your home.