Noninvasive Leak Detection

Leak detection is important to ensuring the safe and proper operation of equipment, and can help prevent other major problems. Even a minor leak can substantially reduce performance, and can often lead to complete system failure. In pressurized applications, small leaks can quickly become large ones, causing damage to equipment, user injury, or worse. And a leak can present a serious health hazard.

The Importance of Detecting Leaks Early

For the above reasons and more, it is always best to detect a leak early. In almost all cases, the longer a leak goes undetected, the worse it—and its effects—will get. Left untreated, a small drip-drip-dripping of water, for example, can cause significant damage over an extended period of time.

Silverado’s Noninvasive Method

Silverado Rooter & Pluming uses a high tech, economical tool to pinpoint water leaks in residential and commercial water lines, whether they are under concrete slabs, in walls, swimming pools and hot tubs.

The compact amplifier provides noise-free amplification with built-in preset audio filters, so we don’t have to guess what settings to use. And the high performance headphones with noise cancellation features block out interference from surrounding ambient noise. The ground sensor listens for the gurgling or hammering of water escaping from a cracked pipe under concrete, asphalt, or tile. For soft surfaces like grass or carpet, use the probe rods. Or, for above ground pipes or hydrants, you can use both the probe rods or the magnet attachment.

For especially hard to find leaks, the Sound Amplification Manifold (SAM) adds air to the line, increasing water pressure. This amplifies the leak sounds, making them easier to locate. Our equipment saves a lot of guesswork and unnecessary digging. And that saves you a lot of money.