Step 1: Make an appointment for us to bring our high-tech equipment out to pinpoint the source of the leak by filling in the Leak Location Request Form or by calling 512-786-1771. Leak location costs $400 for the first 90 minutes and $150 per hour after that. We find 95% of leaks within the first 90 minutes.
Step 2: Our plumber will show you the exact location of the leak, discuss your options for repair or reroute of the pipes, and write you an estimate to fix the leak. The estimate will be a "per job" price, not an hourly rate. It is separate from the leak location hourly fee above.
Step 3: If you accept the price on the estimate, sometimes the leak can be fixed that day, other times we'll set up an appointment with you to come back in a day or two to fix it.
Leak Location Request Form
High Water Bill? Wet Spots in the House or Yard? We find the leak AND fix it!
When you've got a water leak, you want it FOUND and FIXED, fast. Most leak detection specialty companies only find the leak and then leave you hanging. The Plumbinator is your one-stop-shop to find AND fix the leak, without tearing up your house or yard! We have seven different pieces of expensive, specialized equipment that other plumbers don't have. These enable us to pinpoint the source of the leak, so we can perform minimally invasive "keyhole surgery" on your leak. We offer electro-acoustic, as well as helium sniffing leak location. Got a mystery leak other plumbers can't find? That's our specialty.
How does the equipment work? The water flowing out of a leak in a pipe causes the pipe to vibrate. These vibrations are transmitted throughout the line and can be picked up, even at distant contact points such as fittings. The vibrations are also transmitted up through the ground to the surface, although the sound is very muted. Our sophisticated listening equipment makes the vibrations of the leak audible to the human ear through our specialized headphones, and also records and visually displays the volume and frequency spectrum. If the electro-acoustic equipment can't pinpoint the leak to a small enough area, we get out the big guns - the helium sniffer! At the hose bib, we inject helium, an inert gas, into the line and when the helium escapes through the leak, our high-tech helium "sniffer" will sniff out the exact location!
**Was your house was built 1950-1986 AND you smell raw sewage? You probably have cast iron sewer pipes deteriorating.
Plumbing, Leak Location and Cast Iron Sewer Pipe Replacement in Round Rock, Georgetown, Hutto and Austin