Leak Detection Site Analysis
The ability to accurately locate a water leaks takes extensive training, experience, technology and information. Regardless of the technology we use, understanding the following are ALL crucial pieces of information we need to gather in order to get positive results:
- What could have possibly caused the leak?
- How large or small is the leak?
- Where is the sub-surface compromised pipe we need to focus on located?
- What technology do we need to use to accurately locate the leak?
- Will environmental noises (machinery, traffic, wind, etc.) hinder the results of the leak detection?
When we first come to the site, whether we are in the middle of some of New Jersey’s busiest cities (Jersey City, Newark, Hoboken) or the more suburban areas (Princeton, Long Beach Island, Mahwah) we always look for obvious yet crucial factors before we start our leak detection:
- Surface water (pooling)
- Wet areas of grass/landscape
- Sounds around valves and hydrants
- Meter testing
- Flowing storm drains (with no rain)
Some leaks simply don’t show themselves. No water popping up anywhere, no sink holes or ground erosion and no noise. There is NO physical evidence. Performing leak detections on a daily basis has given us keen sensitivity to our surroundings when it comes to figuring out where to start. If we have nothing to go on we dig into our past experience to help us get going. Obviously, the more information we receive, the greater the success we will have in locating your leak.
If you live in New Jersey and suspect that you may have a water main leak, CALL ATLANTIC LEAK TODAY! Water costs money….don’t waste it!