Oakland Leak Detection and Repair
We do Slab Leak Repairs in Hours… NOT Days!
If you have hot areas on your floor, wet spots, high gas and water bills or hear water running you may have what is known as a slab leak, a hole in one of the copper water lines running below your concrete floor.
We will locate your leak using the latest in acoustic leak detection and line tracing equipment. Once the leak is located and the line is isolated we can provide a quote to repair the leaky pipe or to re-route it so you won’t have the same problem again.
We specialize in slab leak detection and repair, you will not find better pricing or service any place else in The Bay Area
How to Check for a Water Leak
Finding water leaks can save you water, which means saving money on water and sewer bills. Follow these easy steps to determine if you have a leak in a domestic or a sprinkler irrigation system. Follow these steps to find out if your system has sprung a leak:
- Step 1:Turn all water-using appliances off so that no water is being used. This means turning off all water inside and outside the house including showers, sinks, washing machines and any appliance that uses water. If you have a sprinkler irrigation system, turn off the controller and manually shut off the irrigation valve
- Step 2: Take the lid off the meter box and lift the protective cover. (Photo at right.)
- Step 3:Watch Your Meter!Your meter will have a triangular red or silver and black round disc that is commonly called a “leak indicator.”
- If it is spinning, you have a leak. If there is no indicator and the actual meter dial hand is moving, water is running somewhere in your system and you have a leak – go to step 4.
- If the hand is not moving, note the position of the hand and wait 10 minutes. Check the meter again, if it has moved, you have a slow leak – go to step 4. If not, you do not have a leak.
- Step 4:Locate the main shut-off valve (see Water Leak Detection Concord, Ca photo at left) to the house. This is usually located by the hose bibb
- Step 5:Turn off the valve.
- Step 6:Turn on a faucet inside the house to test.
- If water still flows from the faucet after several seconds, the shutoff valve is not working
- If no water flows through the faucet, the shut off valve is working. Return to the meter.
- Step 7:Check if the meter’s leak indicators hand is moving.
- If the leak indicator or dial hand is still moving, water is flowing between the meter and the shut-off valve. That means you have a leak between the meter and the customer-side shut-off valve.
- If it is not moving, then you have a leak between the customer-side shut-off valve and possibly somewhere in the house. Check toilets, washing machines, faucets, etc., for any leak.
- Step 8:To check a toilet for a leak: Flush the toilet and while the resevoir is still filling, add 2 or 3 drops of food coloring to the water. Wait 15-30 minutes. If the water in the bowl changes colors, the flapper valve needs to be replaced.
If you suspect you have a leak please contact our office at (800) 616-6096 and we will do a courtesy leak check in your home for you.
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