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Fountain Leaks

We offer water leak detection for fountains - on both commercial and residential properties. 

Water loss is the most obvious sign of a leaking fountain. But are you able to recognize the other common symptoms?

1. Water Level Changes

Dropping water level is the clearest sign a fountain is leaking, but it’s important to determine if the water loss is due to evaporation or a leak. Evaporation rates vary depending on wind, air and water temperature, humidity, and other factors.

2. Cracks

Because the surrounding ground is becoming unsettled by the presence of excess water, cracks are more likely to occur when a fountain is leaking. Cracks or gaps in the bond beam may occur as the fountain settles farther into the softened ground.

3. Wet Spots in Yard

Soft, mushy spots or uneven grass growth around the fountain area may indicate a plumbing leak. Erosion due to water movement underground can cause landscaping to shift and sink.

4. High Water Bills

Automatic fill devices can hide leaks by keeping the fountain filled. If you notice the autofill running constantly or increased water bills, it’s time to start investigating for a leak.

5. Water Under Equipment

Standing water or corrosion at the pump or around pipes is a sure sign of a leak. Equipment leaks can often be found with just visual inspection.

6. Air or Dirt Blown Into the Fountain

If air or dirt is being pulled into the plumbing system through a leak, you may see that air or dirt being blown into the fountain from the returns. This may also cause mysterious gurgling sounds.

7. Algae Growth

Continually adding new, untreated water to a leaking fountain often leads to fluctuating chemical consumption and algae growth or discoloration. Instead of continuing to treat the water, finding and repairing a leak may be the solution.

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Water Leak Detection Services

  • Concrete Slab Leaks

  • Sewer/Drain Leaks

  • Leaks between Floors and Walls

  • Irrigation/Exterior Leaks

  • Underground Water Pipe Leak Detection

  • Residential, Commercial and Industrial Applications

Leak Detection of Tennessee uses state of the art Sewerin subsurface acoustic listening, correlation, and tracer gas devices to discover hard-to-find leaks.
For several decades water lines have been distributed under concrete slabs without the protection of a plastic sleeve or insulative cover. Every time water is turned on or off the entire water line moves or shocks the system. If the water lines are buried adjacent to shells, rocks, or rebar or anything hard, this constant rubbing can wear a hole in the water line causing a leak.
“Slab Leaks” are very common in homes with concrete slabs, sidewalks, or driveways. Slab leaks can cost a lot of excess money over time and cause damage to structures by unbalancing the foundation and causing fractures throughout the structure. Most slab leaks can be detected with proper experience and utilizing the most advanced equipment available.
 
While most plumbers can detect a slab leak, pinpoint location should be left to a true professional with the proper background and equipment. Not pinpointing leaks can lead to excessive damage to expensive flooring and guesswork that causes aggravation and concern on behalf of the homeowner and insurance company.

Let Leak Detection of Tennessee detect the exact location of the leak before excavation.