Van Nuys Electronic Leak & Sewer Locating
Using Advanced Technology to Locate Plumbing Issues
When it comes to modern plumbing and rooter services, Rooter Guard has you covered. We incorporate the latest and greatest technology into everything we do for our customers. In fact, we are always learning new things and implementing new equipment. For instance, we offer electronic leak and sewer locating, which is something most people are unaware of. This service is for property owners who need to locate where water and sewage lines cross, meet, and separate and find exactly where there is a backup or drain issue.
We proudly serve the entire San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles. If you are interested in our Van Nuys electronic leak and sewer locating, call us at (818) 650-4883!
How Electronic Leak Locating Helps
Utility companies provide the water that goes into a home or commercial structure. It must come in and out from somewhere, which means sewer and pipe lines are in and around your home. It's very important to know where they are. If black water starts flowing into the home, knowing these locations helps a plumber identify the source of blockage or leakage and determine where excavation will take place. Our electronic services will help locate the lines, so you don't have to dig deep and ruin a yard. We can quickly find sewer pipes and repair them with ease to stop a backup or leak.
Finding Sewer Lines Can Be a Real Challenge
There are traditionally two ways to find sewer pipe leaks:
- One is to call the city and find out the exact coordinates
- The other is to find out on your own
Either way can be painstaking, which is why we offer this service. If you’re planning a patio, pool, or other addition to your home, chances are you will have to dig into the yard. However, if there are pipes or sewer lines in the vicinity, you could end up with a major issue by digging and not knowing what lies beneath. A sewer leak can cause major problems on your property, inside your home, for your neighbors, and for the environment by killing off plants in your yard or leaching into local water supplies.
How Electronic Leak Detection Works
Our services, combined with our latest video camera technology, shed light on where water is going out of your home and help ensure nothing goes awry. Electronic leak and sewer locating is not just for information. It's also a strategic method that can help make sure there will be no damages or existing problems during a renovation.
Also called electronic field vector mapping, electronic leak detection is a highly effective method of finding water lines. It involves creating a conductive electronic field while grounding test equipment to a structure. Nonconductive waterproofing membranes (roofs, rubberized asphalt, bitumen, thermoplastic, urethane, etc.) can serve as insulators, making it simple to detect breaches in a subgrade membrane.
We offer two methods of non-invasive leak detection in Van Nuys, including:
- Low voltage (wet method) – The method uses a wire loop as a conductor on the membrane or around the testing area perimeter. There are also two leads—one connects the wire loop to a pulse generator; the other connects the pulse generator to a structure near a vent pipe or drain. When an electrical current is applied, the circuit is completed if there’s a leak or breach. The technician then marks or plots where the leak is based on the position of the probes.
- High voltage (dry method) – The technician grounds the power source to the conductive surface. Bristle-like conductors are used to detecting breaches when circuits are completed. The conductors are swept over the membrane to find a problem. Audible tones indicate a breach so an operator can continue to pinpoint its location. There no need to define the test area with a wire perimeter and there is no need for water to enhance conductivity.
We Know How to Find Water Lines in a Home
Oftentimes, the source of a leak can be hard to detect, which is why you should call us whenever there’s an issue. The “DIY” route is not advisable as you could risk injury or even death by trying to dig towards sewer lines. Attempting to find and fix a leak yourself is dangerous for many reasons. Improper use of tools, the ground caving in, or hazards from the pipe itself can put you in harm’s way. Our equipment, expertise, and methods are ideal for identifying leaks in a home or commercial property. We not only identify plumbing lines with minimal risk but also quickly find moisture whether it is underground, between walls, or leaking from any fixtures.
Contact Rooter Guard Today
It’s best to let the professionals handle leaks and issues with sewage for your protection, safety, and peace of mind. Electronic sewer locating is for professionals. Fortunately, we are here to help whether you suspect a leak or are looking to do substantial renovations. If you are experiencing drain leaks or potential vent pipe leaks, call us right away to get to the root of the problem. We have extensive experience with electronic leak detection methods that are faster and more accurate than traditional methods, so we can find leaks quickly and fix them, no matter where they are.
Call us today at (818) 650-4883 for help finding pipe lines or leaks in your home or commercial building using electronic leak and sewer locating in Van Nuys!
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