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Residential Leak Detection Los Angeles

Did you know that one in ten homes has a leak that wastes 90 gallons of water (or more) per day? This wastage can come from almost any part of your home. The most common types of residential leaks are worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and other leaking valves. These are problems that homeowners may be able to fix on their own without a major financial investment. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency has determined that fixing easily corrected household water leaks can save homeowners about 10 percent on their water bills.

There are many conditions that can cause a water leak on your property. If you cannot locate the source of the problem, it may be time to call in the professionals. From slab leaks to rusted pipes to leaky faucets, each residential leak detection case is unique, which is why having an experienced leak detector on your team is so important. At The Waterboy, our goal is to deliver fast, reliable, industry-leading service with transparent pricing. Because of our years of experience and expertise in this field, we tackle each leak a little bit differently. In most cases, we will use state of the art, non-invasive technologies to identify the source of the leak.

How does your non-invasive leak detection work?

One of the primary benefits of working with a Los Angeles residential leak detection service is that we’re able to precisely identify the source of a variety of hidden leaks. For example, we may be able to use sound tracing to locate underground leaks in an irrigation system. Instead of uprooting your lawn or driveway to visibly expose the irrigation system, we can use advanced technology to record the sound of the leak. Then, we’re able to draw conclusions about the size of the damage based on the sound made when the water leaves the pipe. By recording the sound from different points along the pipe, we determine where the water is leaving the system.

Our robotic camera inspections can provide added peace of mind because we are able to see leaks in the pipes that acoustic technology cannot reach. Depending on your needs, we may also utilize electromagnetic pipe locators, infrared thermal imaging, or nitrogen pressure testing. We know that every case is different, so we’ll discuss the specifics of your situation to determine the best approach.

Why do you need a specialist for residential leak detection?

Residential leak detection is the best way to ensure that your repair professional will be able to complete their work quickly and efficiently. Without the proper equipment, plumbers or other restoration professionals may be forced to use trial and error to locate the source of your leak. This often results in secondary damage to the home, which could have been prevented by hiring a leak detection specialist.

 When we identify the source of the problem before tearing down walls, uprooting concrete slabs, or removing the floorboards, we can decrease the overall cost of repairs. Once we’ve found your leak, we will be happy to help to refer you to our network of professional affiliates so you can have the leak repaired by a licensed restoration or plumbing service provider.

Learn more about the different types of leaks your home could be faced with:

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Pool & Spa

You invest in your pool, making sure it has all the balancing chemicals it needs and ensuring that no debris clogs the filter. Some water loss due to evaporation is natural, especially in warm and humid places like California. However, when you feel your water loss has crossed the line into a pool leak, it’s important to act fast and call a pool leak detector! The Water Boy works with trusted Pool & Spa specialists. These tradespeople specialize in finding and repairing Pool & Spa Leaks. We would be happy to connect you with our vendors for your Pool and Spa Needs.



Plumbing leak detection is a difficult task for any homeowner. These leaks can be hard to identify and can occur in plumbing housed within your walls or under your floors. Luckily, the experienced leak detectors at The Waterboy can get to the bottom of even the most hard-to-find leaks. We act quickly to locate the origin of the leak. We can also assist you in filing a claim with your homeowners’ insurance provider, and in finding a professional and reliable plumber to repair the leak.


Home & Roof

In California, it’s important to conserve water whenever possible. Even small home and roof leaks can waste water resources and increase your water bill. You may experience a home leak from an old, dripping water heater or a roof leak from improperly installed shingles. Additionally, every appliance that is connected to your water line will have a seal around the connectors. Damaged and broken seals are another common cause of leaks. If you suspect a leak in your roof or in the structure of your home, we recommend that you reach out for professional home leak detection services.


Septic Tank

Septic system leaks are some of the most dangerous leaks for any homeowner. The most common site of a leak is at the seam of the septic tank, which is typically several feet below the ground. If there are no outward signs of the leak, it can be particularly hard to locate the point of origin. Septic fluid is considered hazardous and can be harmful to your health. When you have a septic tank leak, we would be more than happy to connect you with our trusted partners who can diagnose and repair Septic Tanks.

Slab Leak Detection

Does your home have a concrete slab foundation? If so, then you may be vulnerable to slab leaks. Slab foundations are built atop a bed of crushed gravel above a layer of sewer lines and pressurized piping. When your pipes and sewer lines start to break down, this can cause a slab leak. Slab leaks typically only occur after long periods of corrosion, so it’s important to address them as soon as signs appear because they can cause your foundation to crumble if ignored.


Mystery Leak

At The Waterboy, we know just how frustrating it can be to deal with a leak in your home. This frustration is doubled when you don’t know the source of the leak. The biggest challenge with any leak is locating the exact location of the leak and then addressing it before it causes further damage to your property. We recommend professional home leak detection services to locate your leak. If you are planning to file a homeowners insurance claim, you may be able to recover the costs associated with the service.

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Irrigation Leak

Irrigation leaks are nearly impossible for homeowners to locate on their own. These leaks can be caused by a variety of factors such as root instructions, pipe collapse, or external damage. The system is underground and outdoors, so small changes tend to go unnoticed. Failing plant life or brown spots on the grass can signal a leak. If you notice small holes in your yard, it is possible that animal damage could have caused your leak. Irrigation leaks are increasingly hard to find because the system is mostly composed of PVC which is a plastic based pipe. Plastic pipes tend to be silent when leaking and do not create the same sounds as traditional home leaks. In addition, the soil creates a sound proof environment which makes it very tough to hear the leak externally. Nonetheless, with our experience over hundreds of irrigation leaks, we do have our own ways of diagnosing the system and increasing the chance of finding those tough leaks. We are very transparent in notifying our clients that The Water Boy does not Guarantee its work in regards to Irrigation Leak Detection.

The Waterboy

We provide fast, efficient and exceptional service while upholding the highest standards of integrity. Regardless of the severity of your leak, we’ll work tirelessly to identify the problem and recommend a trusted, affiliated restoration professional.

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