Identifying the source of water damage can be challenging because it will always follow the path of least resistance. Water may be leaking from the ceiling in your home, but the actual location may be somewhere else. Two noninvasive methods that we use are thermal imaging, and electronic leak detection.
Thermal imaging works by recording temperature variances in different surfaces, which helps to determine whether there’s truly a leak or not. Without unnecessary demolition, we can find leaks under slabs, pinholes in water lines behind walls, or even hidden pipes beneath layers of concrete. This can save you a considerable amount of time and money during repairs, as you may only need to excavate a small area rather than dig up the entire line to find the leak.
Electronic leak detection is primarily used to find leaks under slabs. It works by creating an electrical charge to the water lines. Once the line is charged a detector is used to identify the location of the pipes and find the leak.