From flooded basements to mold-covered walls, severe leaks can cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage if they’re not detected early. Despite the threat that water damage poses, many homeowners find it hard to justify the cost of using professional leak detection services. However, when you factor in the price of repairing damage caused by an unrepaired leak, it becomes much easier to understand the value that leak detection provides.
So, how much can you expect to pay for each of the most common types of water leaks?
Slab Leak Detection
Slab leaks originate from underneath the concrete foundations of your home. The pipework beneath your property is prone to cracking in known earthquake areas. Soil chemicals and hard water can cause similar problems. If left untreated, water can become trapped under the foundation and will end up pushing upwards through your floor, bulging, warping, and eventually flooding your ground-floor living areas.
As you can imagine, a ground floor flood would take several thousand dollars to correct. When you contact us for slab leak detection services, our professional leak detectors will use electronic location devices and acoustic tools to pinpoint the source of the leak and recommend the best course of immediate action to repair the issue. Better still, you’ll be looking at a bill between $100 and $800, rather than spending several thousand repairing and replacing items ruined by standing water.
Ceiling Leak Detection
A ceiling leak can quite quickly become catastrophic if left to its own devices. When ceilings are exposed to a constant stream of water, they could eventually collapse. (Not to mention the issues that arise with water running down the walls and into electrical fixtures!) If you spot a ceiling leak, you need to act fast to prevent potentially disastrous consequences.
The professional leak detectors at The Water Boy will make use of hydrostatic water testing equipment, infrared cameras, extensive running water tests, and even smoke testing to get to the bottom of what’s causing water to leak through your ceiling. You may expect to pay anywhere from $250 to $2500 for this detection service, which is well worth the cost when it prevents replacing parts of (or all of) your ceiling!
Basement Leak Detection
Does your basement fill up with water every time it rains? It’s a common occurrence for many homeowners, but some take no action until it’s too late, and the water has permanently damaged your concrete foundation. Once the foundation has been compromised, the groundwater takes the path of least resistance and rushes in.
Unfortunately, a basement leak can ruin anything you have stored in your basement, including any appliances you may have, such as washers and dryers.
Basement leaks are one of the most challenging leaks to detect. There may be more than one point of entry, and the water may be making its way through thick layers of concrete. It could be a failure of waterproofing materials, or you may have cracks in your underground basement walls. Locating basement leaks requires specialized equipment, and the service can cost between $500 to $2500.
Roof Leak Detection
Your roof is the first line of defense against the elements. When it fails, you could be left with huge repair bills if you don’t act fast. Snowmelt and persistent rain find holes in your roof, trickling down to cause issues with walls such as mold. By the time you see visible symptoms of mold, the leaking water could have been silently inflicting damage for months.
So, how do you spot a roof leak? If your first-floor ceiling starts dripping, it may already be too late to avoid a sizeable repair bill. It pays to remain vigilant, check on your roof from the attic or from the lawn outside your home. If you do see the tell-tale signs of a leak, call in the professionals to detect the source!
Remember, even if the original problem is as simple as a loose roof shingle, that shingle could lead to leaks elsewhere, especially if the water has damaged the timber below. This is why you need experts with advanced equipment to find all leak sources. Roof leak detection is a complicated undertaking, typically ranging from $500 to $3,500 and saving you a fortune in potential structural repairs.
Septic Tank Leak Detection
Septic tanks leaks are classified as one of the most dangerous leaks that can occur within a home. This is because the wastewater they contain is considered an environmental hazard. In many cases, homeowners don’t see (or smell) the damage until after it has been done. It’s also common for septic tank leaks to cause plumbing system backups, potentially soiling living areas while the wastewater works its way back through the system.
If you think you may have a septic tank leak, please call the experts immediately. Our leak detectors will use thermal imaging and ultrasound equipment to determine the source of the leak and recommend the next steps. Septic tanks aren’t always easily accessible and depending on the difficulty, the service cost can range from $500 to $2500.
Money Spent on Leak Detection Now Can Save You Small Fortunes in Future Repair Bills
When it comes to water leaks, a swift response is always the best course of action! Unrepaired water leaks can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage if left to their own devices for several months. Even if the problem seems minor, it makes much more financial sense to locate the leak with certainty, rather waiting for it to cause untold destruction later down the line.
Here at The Water Boy Leak Detection, we use the latest advances in leak detection technology to deliver fast results, causing minimal damage and disruption to your home. Our team has over two decades of experience, and with our transparent and upfront pricing model, you’ll never receive any nasty surprises when you receive the bill.
So if you think you’ve found a leak, don’t ignore it! You can have it resolved by our team in a matter of hours!