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DIY Water Leak Detection Test Demo Video

Water leak detection test – simple step by step water leak detection check anyone can do with leak detector equipment found at any hardware store.


  • HI I’m Fred Marshal with Advanced Foundation Repair and I’m here today to talk to you about diy water leak detection test options.
  • A leak test does not locate leaks. It just tells you whether or not you have a leak.
  • Leak tests are normally performed after a foundation has been lifted to see if the lifting has caused any leaks.
  • To test for leaks it is first necessary to locate the sewer clean outs.
  • Normally sewer clean outs look like this.
  • You have a screw on cap or a clamped on rubber cap.
  • To test for leaks a sewer balloon such as this is pushed down into the sewer system then inflated with a pump.
  • Next the sewer is filled to the level of the pipe with water.
  • If the water level in the pipe falls after the pipe has been blocked off at the main, that means there is a leak in the sewer system.
  • Sometimes it is necessary to pull a toilet and fill the sewer from inside of the house.
  • Again if the water level falls there is a leak.
  • To test for leaking water lines a pressure gauge such as this is screwed onto a tap.
  • The house is checked to make certain there is no dripping or leaking fixtures.
  • The water is turned off at the meter.
  • If the pressure holds in the gauge then there is no leak in the system.
  • If the pressure falls, there is a leak in the system.
  • A leak test does not tell you where the leak is, only that there is a leak.
  • The next step is to have any leaks located and repaired.
  • Remember leaking sewer or water lines can cause serious damage to your foundation.
  • So get your leaks fixed.
  • If you think you have leaking sewers, call the professional plumbers at Halshall Plumbing, 214 467-9091.

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Christopher Lorenzo
Christopher Lorenzo
19:36 06 Sep 17
I have had multiple good experiences with Advance Foundation Repair. They stand by their work and kept me informed at all times on the repairs. Post work service was good too. I am very satisfied with their workread more
Ruth Schuman
Ruth Schuman
19:56 05 Sep 17
Workers were very professional and hard working. They dug up around the house and put plants back to look nice. This company also has a trust to forever be able to redo warranted work.read more
Gwen Baumann
Gwen Baumann
02:30 11 Aug 17
I can't too highly recommend this company. I had work done of my foundation by another company several years ago. That work did not resolve the problem, and that company did not fix. Advanced was recommended to me by mother, who said they were the best in the business. I agree! They were polite, professional, charged reasonable prices, and did excellent work. They also have a strong guarantee that is backed by a trust. I can't imagine why you'd use any other company.read more
Linda Krizka
Linda Krizka
19:44 10 Jul 17
Advanced Foundation repair is the only way to go! The engineer, Eric was kind, helpful and informative! The crew under Haynard's watch was unbelievably considerate. The crew was in and out of our house for 5 days. Everyone of them were happy even in the 90 degree weather. They work hard and were very polite. If you saw my house now you would never even know they were here. They cleaned up every night and on the last day it looked like new! Very thankful to have been able to work with them.read more
Michael Francis
Michael Francis
00:48 29 Apr 17
Advanced recently performed our foundation repair and did a fantastic job! The job took four days and throughout the process, the workers were on time each day, were kind and courteous. They left our house clean each day and took great care in making my wife and newborn comfortable during the repair. They came back out to make adjustments, as was expected, and I am more than pleased with the results. Thanks to Juan Martinez, Miguel Mata and Ernesto Alvarato for doing everything I requested. I highly recommend Advanced Foundation Repair, they know what they are doing.read more
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