Water Line Leak Detection Services in CT, NY, NJ, MA, RI
Find, Pinpoint & Mark the Exact Location of Underground Water Leaks
Our leak detection services can help you find and pinpoint the location of hidden leaks in underground water lines on both commercial and residential properties. By using a customized seven-step leak detection process and a combination of acoustic ground microphone, acoustic correlating logger, and Helium gas detection technology, we are capable of finding leaks in the following types of water lines and pipe materials.
Water Line Types
- Municipal Water Mains
- Municipal Water Laterals
- Commercial Water Mains
- Commercial Water Service Laterals
- Residential Water Service Laterals
- Heating Lines
- Cooling Lines
- Steam Lines
Pipe Material Types
- Ductile Iron
- PVC (Polyvinyl chloride)
- LDPE (Low-Density Polyethylene)
- MDPE (Medium-Density Polyethylene)
- HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene)
- Plain Concrete & Reinforced Concrete
Nine Common Signs of an Underground Water Leak
Before deciding whether or not a leak detection survey is needed, it is first necessary to look for one or more of the following signs to determine if a leak is actually present:
Wet Spots and/or Pooling
Wet spots in landscaped areas and/or water pooling on the ground surface.
Drop in Water Pressure
A noticeable drop in water pressure or flow volume. Or, unexplained sudden increase in water use, consistently high water use, or water use that has been climbing at a fairly steady rate for several billing cycles.
Brown or Dead Spots
A portion of an irrigated area is suddenly brown, dead, or dying, when it used to be thriving (water pressure is too low to enable distant heads to pop up properly).
Heaving or cracking of asphalt surfaces.
Potholes on asphalt surfaces.
Green, Moldy, or Soft Area
An area that is green, moldy, soft, or mossy surrounded by drier conditions.
Large Sinkholes on asphalt, grass, or other types of surfaces.
A sudden problem with rusty water, or dirt or air in the water supply (there are other causes for this besides a leak).
High Water Use & Bills
Unexplained sudden increase in water use, consistently high water use, or water use that has been climbing at a fairly steady rate for several billing cycles.
Two Leak Detection Survey Design Options
Once it has been confirmed that a leak is present, we offer our clients two different survey design options. Feel free to choose the option that best fits your needs. If you are not sure which one that is, we can recommend one for you after learning more about your project.
In residential water and commercial water systems suspected of having just one leak, the acoustic ground microphone, acoustic correlator, or helium detection technology can be used to search for a leak one line at a time.
In commercial domestic or fire water protection systems that are suspected of having multiple leaks, the acoustic correlating technology can be used to check multiple lines or sections of a line in one single reading.
Two Levels of Leak Detection Service
In addition to offering two different survey design options, we also offer two different levels of service. Feel free to choose the level of service that best fits your needs. If you are not sure which one that is, we can recommend one for you.
Level 1 - Field Markings
This is our least complex and most affordable level of service. The location of the leak is marked on the ground with colored paint and/or flags, and a consultation is then performed with an on-site representative to discuss the results of the survey.
Level 2 - Field Markings & Report
This is our top level of service. The location of the leak is marked on the ground with colored paint and/or flags; a consultation is performed with an onsite representative to discuss the final results of the survey; and a written leak detection report (PDF), explaining and documenting the results of the survey, is sent via email or a Google Drive shared link.
The Benefits of Using our Services
- Reduce the cost of your monthly water bill
- Prevent water damage from occurring
- Restore water pressure back to normal
- Eliminate the need for exploratory digging
- Minimize time and labor for pipe repair
- Conserve water (nature’s most precious resource!)
- Gain peace of mind