Leak Detection Services in Ventura County

Water Leak Detection Services in Ventura County

Your Go-To Water Leak Detection & Leak Repair Service Experts

 As soon as you suspect any plumbing issue, such as a water leak, Gallegos Plumbing are your local plumbing experts when it comes to leak detection services and water leak repair. We also check for slab leaks to prevent severe water damage to the structure of your home or building. At Gallegos Plumbing, we don’t just know the ins and outs of plumbing–we care about the longevity and safety of your plumbing system. When in doubt, schedule an inspection for a free quote and/or second opinion!

Family-owned and operated for over 20 years, Gallegos Plumbing specializes in drain cleaning, sewer lateral inspections, water and gas line repair, and more throughout Ventura County. Our team of certified and insured plumbing technicians is proud to provide personalized services and solutions for both residential and commercial properties.

Leak Detection FAQ For Plumbing Professionals

Sometimes it can be hard to tell if your plumbing system has a leak and whether or not you ought to call a plumbing professional to have a look. Even when you do find a leak on your property, many questions are sure to arise for homeowners and property managers alike. Here are some of the questions the Gallegos Plumbing team is asked the most when it comes to leak detection and repair for residential and commercial plumbing systems.

How much do water leak detection services typically cost?

Although the cost of leak detection and repair varies greatly according to the cause and scope of the leak, Gallegos Plumbing is happy to provide an inspection along with a free quote. We even offer second opinions for price comparison as well as financing options to make our quality plumbing services affordable to everyone in Ventura County and nearby areas including:

 How can I detect a leak in my home or building?

The best way to check for a leak yourself is by reading your water meter. First, you will want to find where your water meter is located. If you’re having trouble determining where exactly your water meter is, call your local water provider.

Next, make sure that no water is running inside your home or building and lift the cover to read your water meter’s metrics. Depending on the manufacturer, the leak indicator on your water meter will be depicted by a triangle dial or small, silver wheel that turns when water is moving through the meter. If all of your water appliances are not running yet, your meter shows that water is moving, odds are you have a leak somewhere in your plumbing system.

If you want to be completely sure, you can read your meter once and then take another meter reading 1 or 2 hours later–just make sure no water is used in your home or building during this timeframe. If the reading changes, this also indicates a leak. 

How does professional leak detection work?

These days, professional plumbers use electronic leak detectors that find leaks in water systems using sound waves. Electronic leak detectors are adept at checking for leaks in toilets, drains, industrial pipes, steam pipes, oil and gas pipes, and more throughout homes and buildings.

What is electronic leak detection?

Electronic leak detectors specifically work by means of microphones and digital amplifiers and filters that magnify the sound of moving water, thus detecting leaking pipes within your plumbing system. At Gallegos Plumbing, all of our plumbing professionals are trained and certified to operate this intricate equipment.


How do you detect slow leaks?

Also known as hidden leaks, slow leaking water is trickier to detect throughout your home or building. More often than not, the source of hidden or slow leaks are bathroom fixtures. The following signs are major indicators that you have a hidden leak somewhere in your plumbing system:

  • Unpeeling vinyl flooring or loose tiles near sinks/tubs
  • Calcium build-up or peeling, flaky paint near water sources and appliances
  • Water stains on ceiling or joists
  • Mold spots on the floor or wall
  • Standing water after using sinks, tubs, or showers

As soon as you begin to detect any slow or hidden leaks on your property, it’s time to contact a plumbing professional to prevent further, severe damage to the structural integrity of your home or building.

Avoid Costly Damages From Plumbing Leaks

Did you know that one single leak in your plumbing system can lead to bursting pipes, water damage, erosion, and more complex, costly issues in your home or building? Not only this, but excessive water also leads to the growth of mold and bacteria, which presents health risks to residents and occupants on top of wood rot that compromises the integrity of any structure.

At Gallegos Plumbing, we don’t just detect and repair leaks, we ensure that your plumbing system is less susceptible to leaks in the future by providing homeowners and property managers the information to help prevent them.

Are you wondering how you can minimize any opportunities for leaking within your plumbing system? Call us today with any of your questions about leak detection and repair at 805.750.1830.

How To Identify A Hidden Water Leak

Just as there are many factors that can contribute to a water leak, there are also many warning signs that can help you catch them–sooner rather than later. Most of the time, leaks can’t even be seen by means of dripping or pooling. Pay attention to the following signs to identify a hidden water leak within your home or building:

  • Noticeably higher water bills disproportionate to usage
  • Constantly running water meter–even when water fixtures are turned off or not running
  • Smell of mold or musty odors
  • Drooping or discolored ceilings or walls
  • Recurring prevalence of water-loving bugs
  • Loud noises coming from your water heater, pipes, or other areas of your plumbing system

Causes Of Hidden Water Leaks

As mentioned earlier, there are a plethora of reasons you could have a leak in your home or building, but the number one cause tends to be due to a faulty or worn-down plumbing system. After you discover a leak or encounter one or more warning signs of a hidden water leak, it’s time to identify where the leak is coming from and have a plumbing professional fix it before the issue worsens and causes more problems to your overall plumbing system.

Some common causes of hidden water leaks in residential or commercial plumbing systems include but aren’t limited to the following wear and tear:

  • Rubber toilet components wearing down
  • Aging or stuck faucets
  • Broken washing machine hose
  • Running toilets
  • Dramatic temperature changes
  • Root intrusion
  • Faulty water heaters
  • Clogged drains
  • Weak pipe joints
  • Corrosion
  • High water pressure
  • Broken water connectors

The Benefits Of Finding & Fixing Leaks Immediately

The modern electronic leak detection equipment used by plumbing professionals these days has numerous advantages over traditional methods of finding and repairing hidden leaks. Here are some of the benefits of contacting your local plumbing contractors and experts to inspect your plumbing system before or as soon as problems arise:


» Eliminate The Major & Minor Inconveniences Of Water Leaks

The longer you wait to fix a leak in your plumbing system, the bigger (and more costly) the issue becomes. Leaks that are caused by temperature changes or high water pressure can even lead to bursting pipes, leaving you with a more expensive plumbing invoice to pay as well as a matter of time without the convenience of running water while pipes are being replaced. Leaks can also cause mold or structural damage to your floors or foundation, which will require further labor and expense to fix. Thus, when you encounter a hidden leak in your home or building, think long-term. Having the leak repaired right away can save you hundreds, even thousands, of dollars down the line.

» Efficient, Effective, & Labor-Saving:

Not only is leak detection and repair cost-effective and efficient for our clients, it’s labor-saving for your local plumbing professionals! With the help of modern and efficient tools and equipment, getting rid of leaks takes less time and energy without sacrificing accuracy. Electronic leak detection tools and robotic cameras not only save time on the job, but also save a huge amount of labor and money traditionally wasted on complex digging work.

» Accuracy & Precision

Electronic leak detection equipment uses sound to find the source of your plumbing system’s leak. This is more effective than traditional methods that require digging up entire yards just so a plumbing contractor can take a look at your pipes. At Gallegos Plumbing, we perform video inspections before and after each leak detection and repair to ensure the quality and precision of our work.

Save Money On Monthly Water Bills:

Pipe leaks ultimately increase your water usage and monthly water bills. Repairing leaks as soon as possible will ensure that your house or building isn’t wasting water while also saving you money on monthly utilities. The repair pays for itself when you factor in this pesky hidden cost.

» Say Goodbye To Slab Leaks

A burst water pipe under your kitchen sink is far easier to detect and identify on your own rather than a hidden slab leak in your home or building. Only a certified, insured, and experienced plumbing professional will be able to locate and repair a slab leak, which will save you the cost and inconvenience of structural damage to your floors or foundation, even.

Prevent Future Water Leaks

Did you know that there are many actions and precautions you can take as a homeowner or property manager to ensure less frequent leaks within your plumbing system? Here at Gallegos Plumbing, our technicians and contractors are committed to the longevity of your residential or commercial plumbing, so we provide the tools and information you need to prevent any future leaks.

First off, we suggest that you check your water pressure regularly. If you don’t know how to read the water pressure gauge, call your local plumbing professional to inspect and explain your system. Often times, replacing the water pressure regulator is enough to prevent leaks in older pipes and plumbing.

We Fix Gas Leaks Too!

Gallegos Plumbing also specializes in repairing dangerous gas leaks for Ventura County residents and property owners/managers. Without a doubt, these types of leaks ought to be repaired as soon as possible, as they can be harmful to your household or tenants. If you have a gas line leak or are unsure how to detect one, do not hesitate contacting us for same-day assistance at 805.750.1830.

Gas Line Leaks Warning Signs

As mentioned above, gas line leaks are by far the most dangerous kinds of leaks your property can face and contribute to serious health issues and risks if not repaired in a timely manner. However, if you know the major indicators of a gas line leak and notice them from the get-go, your home or building will remain safe. Here are some of the major signs that your property displays when there is a gas line leak.

  • Unpleasant odor of rotten eggs
  • Higher gas bills than normal
  • Blown out pilot light on your stove
  • Blue gas flames (instead of orange flames)
  • Unusual noises coming from your gas line(s)

Do you have any additional questions about our leak detection services for your water and/or gas pipelines? Gallegos is proud to be the number one plumbing contractor in Ventura County, offering quality services at the right price. For any inquiries or to schedule an inspection for a free quote or second opinion, contact us directly at 805.750.1830.