California Leak Detection Services in Santa Clarita & Antelope Valley and Surrounding Areas
Some leaks are more obvious than others… And hidden leaks are often the most dangerous!
While something like a leaky faucet might be easy to notice, leaks in water, gas, and sewer lines often go undetected until they spread to other areas. Usually occurring underground, leaks can cause long-term damage and are difficult to detect without special equipment.
Using our advanced video inspection system, the Kurt Bohmer team can help you detect and fix leaks in even the deepest, hardest-to-reach pipes.
Types of Leaks and How They Occur
Leaks can occur in any pipe carrying water, gas, or sewage. While leaks of any type can occur due to pressure changes or weak pipes and fittings, the cause of many leaks is unique to the substance flowing through the pipe.
Water leaks, for example, are especially common in metal pipes and are often caused by rust. Pipe rust can be difficult to notice, however, as it often builds up inside the pipe before spreading out. As the rust spreads, it weakens the pipe and eventually causes small, pinhole-sized leaks.
Sewage leaks can also be caused by rust, but they’re sometimes caused by blockages too. Meanwhile, gas leaks often occur due to pressure changes and loose fittings.
In any case, many of these leaks are hard to detect until the damage becomes noticeable—often months after the leak started. Thankfully, there are a few warning signs you can look for now.
Common Signs of a Leak
While you may not notice the leak itself, you’ll likely encounter some of its symptoms.
- Unusual sounds of flowing water or gas
- Foundation and structural damage
- Mold, mildew, and other signs of water damage/leaks
- Mildew smells (water leak), gas smells (gas leak), or sewage smells (sewage leak)
- Unusual changes in pressure
- Increased water and gas bills
- Backed up sewage
f you notice any of these signs, then you may have a leak in one of your lines. With many leaks occurring underground or in hard-to-reach places, leak detection usually requires special tools.