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Is your water line leaking? We can help!

Water Line Leak

Repairing water lines is expensive! Leak Detection can ensure that you dig in the right place.

Northern Utility Services has the tools and expertise to find the leak in your water line. We own the most advanced leak detection equipment in the state of Alaska, and have successfully located over 100 leaks in Anchorage, Wasilla, Kenai, and all over the state of Alaska. Our professionally trained leak detection technicians have the experience and the tools to locate a leak within 5 feet of accuracy in most cases.

If the water line between your house and your water source is leaking, we can ensure that you dig in the right place and don’t waste thousands of dollars and ruin your entire yard trying to find the leak. With our service you can have confidence that you will be able to dig in the right place the first time.

Call us today for a free consultation and quote!

907-222-4084

How does leak detection work?

As part of our service, we provide an Initial consultation to learn the details of your unique situation. Next, we utilize a correlator to pinpoint leak locations. Leak Noise Correlation is a method for finding and pinpointing leaks in pressurized water pipes. A leak in a pipe under pressure creates noise that travels along the pipe. The correlator uses sensitive microphones to listen to the noise created by the leak. Then, by utilizing sophisticated software, the leak can often be located within feet or even inches.

 

Leak Detection tools

Detail of How Correlation Finds Water Leaks

Possible Complications:

Although we are experts at finding leaks, many variables can cause inconsistent or inaccurate results. By eliminating these variables, leak detection efforts are more likely to provide accurate results. These variables are:

1. Pipe types, locations and depths. If location, or pipe routing is unknown, Northern Utility Services is equipped to locate underground piping. However some pipe materials can be difficult or impossible to locate, and as a result, only a general leak location may be possible.

2. Ambient Noise. Although our equipment employs sophisticated noise filters, ambient noise can affect results of leak noise correlations. By locating leaks at night, or by shutting off running nearby equipment, we can ensure more accurate results.