24/7 Expert Leak Detection Services Staten Island, New York
If you think you have any sort of water leak or slab leak in Staten Island, New York, don’t wait until you have obvious damage. Call Joe Kielbasa’s Flood Service in Staten Island before you face expensive repairs. We can perform leak detection tests to quickly determine if you have a hidden plumbing leak, and then track down the location of any problem whether plumbing or roof related.
If you clearly have a problem but can’t track down the source, our 24/7 emergency service can reach you anywhere on Staten Island within an hour, whether that’s North Shore, East Shore, South Shore, or West Shore. We’re centrally located and have been providing services for over 30 years. We treat our customers like they were our family, from our free estimates to our 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Problem of Hidden Leaks
Some leaks are obvious, but others are hidden above the ceiling or within walls. Water can travel quite a distance before you see signs of dampness so it can be difficult to identify the source, or even determine if it’s from the roof or plumbing . And it can be a while before it’s absolutely clear that you have a problem.
That leaves plenty of time for hidden water damage to go from minor to major surprisingly quickly in Staten Island’s climate.
Leaks can cause mold growth hidden inside walls where you can’t see it (mold doesn’t need light to grow) but where it can still cause serious health problems and damage building materials.
Water itself can lead to wood warping and splitting, whether that’s flooring, paneling, or even framing timbers.
Drywall (sheetrock) can quickly deteriorate to the point of needing replacement.
Do I Have a Leak?
The first question, of course, is do you actually have a problem.
You may notice damp or warm area on the wall, floor, or ceiling, or your only clue might be an unexplained rise in your water bill.
Is a meter dial constantly moving?
Can you hear hissing, dripping, or running water?
A leak might be in a drain or sewer line. Do you have any unusually green area outdoors? Or a foul smell indoors or out?
Staten Island Leak Detection and Location
Small leaks are particularly difficult to detect, but can still do plenty of damage given time. Rather than guesswork and making several holes in the building to track it down, you want non-destructive, non-invasive testing by a professional instead.
Shutting off all uses and watching the meter usually takes an hour or more, and isn’t particularly sensitive. In Staten Island, Joe Kielbasa’s Flood Service can perform much more sensitive pressure testing. Careful listening, with or without special acoustic gear, also helps us in tracking them down.
Our moisture and humidity meters combined with our decades of experience also help us track down just about any type of leak. Electromagnetic leak detection instruments that work much like a beach metal detector are also very helpful in pinpointing the source of the problem. Finally, infrared thermometers and cameras can spot the exact location by detecting the tiny temperature differences caused by water, either directly or as resulting from damp insulation inside walls, ceilings, and floors.
Joe Kielbasa’s Flood Service
We’re Staten Island’s local family owned and operated company of experienced experts. Beyond leak detection we’re ready do deal with pump out, water extraction, and complete structural drying.