Pipe Leak Detection in South Florida & Throughout the State

Leak detection likely isn’t top of mind for many businesses or homeowners until they notice damage to their yard or property.


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Welcome to Pipe Surgeons – your go-to experts for accurate leak detection across the Treasure Coast region and South Florida! We’ve got the experience, skills and the cutting-edge equipment to pinpoint every leak in your property’s plumbing system and then fix it the right way the first time. Whether it’s a tiny pinhole of a leak or a more serious crack in the plumbing system situation, we employ the latest smoke testing and sewer camera tactics for pinpoint accurate leak detection.

If you suspect there is a leak in the plumbing system of your residential or commercial property then don’t wait for it to worsen; Call Pipe Surgeons right away to get it checked out and fixed. Being in business for over 40 years, we’re your local pipe leak detection champions. We carry out leak detection for all kinds of pipes – copper, galvanized steel, ductile CPVC, PVC, you name it! Moreover, if the leaks are severe enough to warrant a repiping of the property, we employ our no-dig trenchless pipe lining technology to replace the entire pipeline without the need to dig up the entire property.

Whether you need trenchless pipe lining in Vero Beach, trenchless pipe lining in Port St Lucie, trenchless pipe lining in Palm Beach, trenchless pipe lining in Palm City or any other city across the Treasure Coast or South Florida region, we are ready to drive down to your property, conduct fast and accurate leak detection and fix it the right way the first time.







What is Leak detection?

Ever wondered about leak detection, why is it so important and how it is identified? It might not be the first thing on your mind until you see damage in your yard or property. In South Florida, leak detection services are like superheroes for your piping systems that carry liquids or gas.

Picture this: well-maintained pipelines lasting decades. But, accidents happen—erosion, invasive tree roots and improper excavation can lead to leaks. If not fixed promptly, these leaks can grow bigger to harm your home’s foundation, disrupt city streets, or even pose health risks incase of sewer water mixing with water mains. Don’t fret! We’re here to tackle it head-on. At Pipe Surgeons, we’re your go-to experts, ready to make pipe leak detection easy, effective, and stress-free.

We use cutting-edge smoke testing and drain camera methods to not only identify if there is a leak in your plumbing system, but also get high-def imagery of what the leak looks like, how big it is, where it is, etc. This completely takes out the guesswork from leak detection and makes the entire leak detection and pipe lining process much, much faster.

Our pipe leak detection works on various piping materials, making it a perfect fit for any kind of plumbing system across residential or commercial properties. Don’t underestimate small leaks though — they can lead to severe damage. Regular leak detection checks are the key to ensuring your lines stay healthy and functional.

South Florida Water Leaks: Risks, Solutions, and Savings

We have been in business across the Treasure Coast and South Florida region for the last 40+ years. This wealth of experience has shown us, time and again, that small leaks should never be ignored or underestimated. Whether it’s from a water service line or distribution lines, pinpointing the issue is crucial. Water or sewage escaping the pipeline or mixing with other lines can cause biohazard issues and massive property damage

Fast, accurate leak detection is the name of the game. It doesn’t just save your property; it saves your health and saves you big bucks in costly repairs down the road. We know these issues can sometimes pop up at the worst of times. That’s why we are available 24/7 for emergencies. However, we recommend scheduling a leak detection appointment before things require emergency care





Understand Subterranean Slab Leak Detection

Are you dealing with water pipe leaks under concrete slabs? It’s a tricky situation, but fear not – Pipe Surgeons has the solution. Leak detection under concrete slabs can be a real challenge. That’s why Pipe Surgeons employ cutting-edge leak detection methods like smoke detection to accurately pinpoint the leak location and then fix it without having to dig up the whole property.

Water Leak Detection Commercial Business Properties

When it comes to water leak detection for commercial properties, Pipe Surgeons are the best option out there given the experience, the skill set and the state-of-the-art gear we carry. We specialize in locating and fixing leaks in water service lines, water lines, and water distribution lines for businesses, industrial centers, and commercial buildings.

Whether you’re dealing with a potable water leak or water flooding in your parking lot, landscaping, or indoors, we’ve got it covered. From the water main to the water valve, Pipe Surgeons is your go-to expert for pinpointing and solving leaks.

Our solutions, like pipe bursting or CIPP lining, can repair or replace an entire water pipe in just a few days, and the best part – no digging or trenching on your property.

When it comes to water line leak detection for crowded places like hospitals, shopping malls, schools, stadiums, business centers, and corporate offices, early identification and a permanent fix is of prime importance to ensure minimal disruption. We understand that preventing flooding, mold, and water damage is crucial, whether it’s the water service line outside the building or the water line and water distribution lines indoors.

Our expertise and cutting-edge equipment allows us to find the leaks and repair your water lines without tearing up the floors – saving you time and hassle.

The Pipe Surgeons Promise

You know that a company cares about the quality of its work when they stand behind it. We have some of the best sewer pipe repair and pipe installation warranties and guarantees in the industry because know our staff and our products are the best in the business. Our passionate technicians are friendly, clean, polite, drug-free, and experienced while both our parts and products are state-of-the-art-guaranteed!

Water Leak Detection Commercial Business Properties

Our range of services is available in all the areas we serve, covering major cities from Melbourne to West Palm Beach, FL.

Water Leak Detection

A dripping faucet is pretty easy to recognize, but not all leaks are as easy to spot. Water leaks that occur underground or beneath concrete slabs can go unnoticed until serious damage is evident. The good news is, a leak in your water line doesn’t necessarily call for destructive water leak detection that leaves deep trenches in your yard or rumbles of concrete near your home. Specialized technologies used by the Pipe Surgeons team include:

Hydrostatic Technology: A hydrostatic test on your plumbing or pipelines involves filling the pipes with a liquid, typically water, and pressurizing the pipe in the specific area that needs to be tested. The water is often dyed a fluorescent color to allow for easier detection of a leak. Pressure tightness is evaluated by turning off the water valve and noting if there’s a loss of pressure. The plumbing’s strength is also evaluated by looking for permanent deformation in the pipes.

Smoke Testing: Smoke testing is one of the best ways to test the main water line, as well as lateral lines. Cities often use smoke testing in maintenance plans of aging infrastructure. This test typically uses a smoke candle and blower. The smoke is created through a chemical reaction and travels through the piping system. The smoke is very visible, making it easy to detect leaks. Signs, mailers, and public notices of other types are typically made throughout a municipality that plans smoke testing so residents are prepared to see the smoke and won’t confuse it was an active fire or other potential danger.

Low-Pressure Air Test: Using pressurized air is a quick and effective way to test the integrity of newly installed water pipes. This test calls for all stub-outs to be capped and air to be pushed into the pipeline. The air is left in the system for about 15 minutes while observation is completed to ensure no reduction in pressure occurs during that time. Existing plumbing can also undergo air testing. The main water valve is shut off, all water drained, and a pressure gauge attached to a connecting faucet. Pressurized air is pushed into the pipes, revealing a leak if the pressure gauge changes during the 15-minute test period. Camera Inspection: Sewer camera inspection isn’t just for clogged pipes. The cameras allow for a non-intrusive way to get eyes into your pipelines and search for the presence of corrosion, leaks, and cracks that can cause major damage.

Pipe Surgeons professionals use a number of trenchless inspection and repair methods to ensure your leak is quickly detected and repaired with quality materials.

Gravity Pipe Leak Detection

Gravity energy can be used in large or small piping systems. Used often in city sewer systems, a gravity sewer utilizes the energy created from the difference in elevation and is a popular choice for municipalities because it creates no energy costs where favorable grades are present.

Gravity pipe leak detection is done through law-pressure air testing. Leaks and damaged joints are revealed by measuring the rate at which air under pressure escapes from an isolated section of sewer. The test is completed as a quality assurance method following installation of sewer pipes and as regular maintenance practice to ensure the pipes are free of corrosion and other damage.

Signs You Have a Water Leak

Whether you’ve lived in a home or owned a business for decades, or just moved in, there are signs you may have a leak in your water system. While professional leak detection in south Florida will help you solve the problem, you don’t want to miss warning signs in and around your home or business before the damage becomes severe.

Early detection is the best way to prevent major damage, save money, and possibly avoid tearing up your yard and parking lot for major repairs. Slab leaks, untreated over time, can begin to eat at the foundation of a property, creating structural damage, and possibly making the property unsafe. Here are the top signs you may have a water leak:

Sudden spike in water bill: A sudden, unexplained increase in your water bill may be the result of a newly formed leak. Any leak creates water waste, lower pressure, and higher monthly bills. Water flows 24⁄7 when there is a leak in your plumbing, so the significant water usage change noted on your utility bill is your first indicator that you have a leak.

Water pools in unlikely places: A slab leak will cause water to accumulate under your home or business’ foundation until it finds a way to seep out. When the water escapes, it will pool in or near your home. Oftentimes, the water will appear as if it’s coming from underneath your home, so if there are no hoses or other water sources in that area, a leak is possible. Water can also creep inside your home and pool on the floor – most likely the bathroom or kitchen. If you notice this and can determine that no appliances or toilet is leaking, the water may be pushing from beneath your slab foundation.

Warped hardwood floors or damp carpet: If a leak has occurred beneath your home’s slab foundation, the spewing water may have nowhere to go but up. The water will eventually prove itself by damaging your flooring. Carpet floors can become damp, so keep an eye out for dark spots and pay special attention to the corners of rooms. Hardwood floors may be more noticeable as a leak will cause the board to warp or curl.

Visible presence or smell of mold or mildew: A slab leak that pushes water into your home will quickly cause mold and mildew to form. Even if you don’t have carpet, mold can form in the insulation of the home or business, which is why it’s important to pay attention if the air quality begins to diminish. If a musty, mildew smell begins to take over your living room, call a leak detection company in south Florida to check it out.

Decrease in water pressure: When water is pouring from a leak under your property, that means less water is traveling to the faucet or shower head you use each day. A sudden decrease in water pressure is a sure sign that corrosion or a leak is taking your water.

Hot water heater constantly running: A hot water leak beneath your property will force your hot water heater to run constantly to keep up with demand. This type of leak is the same as letting your hot water run through the faucet non-stop. If your water heater is constantly running, it’s time to check for a leak.

Areas of floor get hot: If there is a hot water leak under your property’s foundation, continuously spilling water will eventually begin to heat the bottom of your floors, creating a temperature difference in your flooring. Carpet may make it difficult to detect the warmer spots, but hardwood, linoleum, or tile flooring will quickly transfer the heat. If your pet begins to lie in an unusual spot, one room of your home feels warmer than others, or you notice a difference in temperature by walking on the floor, a slab leak is possible.

South Florida Leak Detection ServiceS

If you’ve experienced one or more of the warning signs above within your home or business, take the time to test for a leak and then call a Florida leak detection specialist. You can test for a leak in your home’s plumbing by checking your water meter. Follow the steps below:

Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 1

Turn off all appliances that use water and ensure no water is running inside your home.

Step 2

Go outside and find the water meter attached to your property. The meter is usually connected to the side of the home or business and each meter is designed a little differently.

Step 3

Remove the water meter cover by lifting it open or by using a screwdriver if needed.

Step 4 Check the numbers on your meter to determine if you have a leak. The top of the meter is typically a dial and there are a number of parts on the meter that move when water is being used. The smallest dial, usually indicated by a red triangle, is often called the “leak dial.” If no water is being used, none of the dials should move. However, if the leak dial continues to run, you have a water leak somewhere within your plumbing.
Even if the numbers do not appear to be moving, it’s a good idea to write down the current numbers and keep your water off for about 30 minutes. Go back and check the numbers after that time to see if anything has changed. It may take a few minutes for a small leak to reveal itself.

Leaks under a home or slab are often the most difficult to detect. If you’ve eliminated possible sources of a running water noise or causes of an increased water bill (like a leaking toilet, faucet, or appliance), call a professional team to come to your home for non-intrusive leak detection.

How To Prevent Plumbing Leaks

Preventing plumbing leaks is key to maintaining your residential or commercial property’s integrity. Regular maintenance and yearly checkups can catch issues early, saving you from costly repairs down the line.

Spring and fall are optimal times for leak detection inspections. Ensuring everything’s in order before summer vacations or holiday gatherings can prevent emergency calls to plumbers during inconvenient times, even though we are available and on call 24/7 for emergencies.

While homeowners insurance typically covers sudden leaks, it’s not a substitute for maintenance. Insurance may deny claims if they deem the leak preventable due to lack of upkeep. Therefore, preventative care is your best defense against water damage.

Don’t wait for leaks to happen. Contact Pipe Surgeons today to schedule leak detection for your residential or commercial property. Let’s get leak detection and pipe lining done right the first time!

Service Areas

Brevard County Leak Detection
Indian River County Leak Detection
St. Lucie County Leak Detection
Martin County Leak Detection
Palm Beach County Leak Detection
Broward County Leak Detection
Miami-Dade County Leak Detection