Water leak detection services use ultrasound to identify the source of the leak. Ultrasonic leak detection is an effective and non-invasive method of detecting water pipe leaks. It is the use of a listening device to amplify the sound of water or air escaping from a pipe, valve or fitting. Basically there is a head set, an amplifier and a mini-subwoofer that picks up the sound.

The cost of a leak detection service ranges anywhere from $75.00 to $350.00. It depends on the extent of the damage which then dictates the amount of time required to find the leak(s) and the amount of equipment needed to do the job properly.

Is A Slab Leak Covered By Insurance?

A "slab leak" is basically caused when a water line that is located in or under a concrete slab ruptures and leaks. It's a simple definition but the work to repair a slab leak can be quite extensive.

Generally, homeowners insurance policies cover the cost of tearing apart the concrete slab and replacing it after the plumbing work has been done but they don't generally cover any repairs or work done on the plumbing system itself.

Of course, check your own homeowners insurance policy or contact your insurance agent for the specifics on your policy and coverage for a slab leak.

How Does Water Leak Detection Work?

Here at Atlantis Plumbing, we use ultrasonic leak detection which is an effective and non-invasive method of detecting water pipe leaks.

This particular method uses a listening device (an electronic stethoscope) to amplify the sound of water or air escaping from a pipe, valve or fitting. Basically there is a head set, an amplifier and a mini-subwoofer that picks up the sound.

The success of this type of leak detection is based on soil conditions, depth of pipe and piping material (plastic pipe such as polybutylene or PVC muffles the sound of a leak versus a metallic material such as copper which carries sound).

Ultrasonic leak detection has been a very useful tool for us in our work to find water leaks either underground or behind walls or cabinets, etc.

If you have any questions our leak detection services or are suspect that you have a leak, call Atlantis Plumbing today at 770-443-8229. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.