Pinpoint Leak Detection will find your leak!

Leak Detection by Pinpoint Leak Detection

Our experienced technicians can pinpoint your leak, no matter where it is. With our electronic leak detection equipment, we can find leaks in walls, under slabs, in fixtures, outside, in swimming pools, etc. For pressurized leaks, our sensitive equipment can pick up tiny pinhole leaks, even under inches of concrete. We can locate breaks both above and below ground inĀ  drain and sewer lines using our video camera equipment. Wherever your plumbing is leaking, our experienced technicians will find it!

Slab leaks (a leak in a pipe located underneath a poured slab of concrete) can be caused by many different things. One common cause is a sharp piece of rock in the concrete itself that, with time and pressure, actually punctures the pipe, making a tiny pinhole leak. This small leak may eventually seep up through the slab and damage flooring, or furnishings in the house. If the leak is in the hot water line, the first symptom a homeowner may notice is a warm spot in their floor. If you have a spot in your floor that stays warm, it’s likely you have a hot water slab leak.

If you have any questions about a possible leak in your home, call our plumbing division, Pinpoint Leak Detection, at (800)380-5325(LEAK), or visit our Website!

If your home has water damage or fire damage that needs to be repaired, call our Construction Division, GSC Services Inc., at (800)380-5325, or visit our website!

What is EMS, and why should you have it done?

EMS Water Damage

EMS Dryout Equipment at a Water Damage Jobsite

EMS stands for Emergency Mitigation Service. This is a term used in the Insurance and Restoration industries to describe any kind of work done immediately in order to prevent further damage or loss at a property. It can apply to many different services, depending on the type of loss. For a Water Damage loss, this may involve repairing the source of the flooding, water extraction, removal of wet drywall, spraying wet areas with an anti-microbial agent to prevent mold growth, removing furniture from affected areas, and setting up drying equipment to start drying wet areas. For Fire Damage claims, it may involve services like board-up, temporary fencing, demolition or shoring up of an unsafe structure. For Wind or Storm damage, it may include a tarp-up of the roof, board-up of damaged windows, and Water Damage services if the damage caused rain to enter the structure.

As you can see, EMS is a broad term, but the general idea is to take actions that will prevent further damage, or make the property safe and secure.

If you need EMS in Riverside County, San Bernardino County, or anywhere in the Inland Empire, Call us at (800) 380-5325, 24 Hours a day, 7 Days a week!

Rebar Vs. Pipe. Rebar always wins.

slab leak, water damage, leak detection

This job shows that slab leaks don’t only occur in older homes. This home is only a few years old, and has had major issues with its drain system. After performing an Electronic Leak Detection, and Video Camera Inspection of the pipes, our plumbing technician discovered the problem in the picture. During the construction of the house, a vertical piece of rebar was actually driven through the slab, and then completely through the middle of the drain pipe! This problem coupled with an improperly installed clean-out caused water to back up into the laundry room, causing damage to the walls and floors.

After removing all of the damaged drywall, and performing our Emergency Dry-out Service, our plumbing technicians began the plumbing repair. When doing plumbing repairs under a tile floor, it is routine for contractors to rip out and replace the entire tile floor, since it’s very difficult to match existing tile. The replacement of the floor is often covered by the insurance company, but is still a huge hassle, and mess for the homeowner, as well as a large expense for the insurance company. Using our proprietary process, we were able to remove only the tiles we needed to remove for the repair, make the repair, and then re-set the original tiles, saving the customer a big inconvenience, and the insurance company a huge expense. It was especially important in this case, as we had a very short deadline. The homeowner had a tenant lined up to move into the house, and if we had replaced the entire floor, she may have lost the tenant.

After the repairs to the plumbing, slab, and floor were complete, we repaired the walls, painted, installed new custom-built cabinets and countertops in the laundry room, and re-installed the appliances. All that remains is getting the carpets cleaned, and we will be finished right on schedule, just in time for the tenant to move in.