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Leak Detection Services & Repair

Non-Invasive Water Leak Detection Services and Trenchless Plumbing Repairs

When it comes to detecting water leaks or a sewer line leak in your home or commercial property, you may be wondering if you should try to do it yourself or hire a professional plumber. There are pros and cons to both options, but in the end, hiring a professional is always the best decision because the total cost will be considerably lower.


Hoffman Plumbing has invested in the latest tools and camera technology to detect even the smallest hidden leaks quickly and accurately. Our team has extensive knowledge on how to properly diagnose and repair leaks, which means we can save you time and money in the long run.


So if you're worried about leaking water in your house or office, don't hesitate to call the professionals at Hoffman Plumbing. We'll take care of everything for you!

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Why Choose Hoffman Plumbing for Leak Detection?
  • Over 55 Years Serving Northern NV

  • Locally Owned & Operated

  • Accurate Leak Detection Results You Can Trust

  • 5 Star Customer Reviews

  • Fully Licensed for Utility Locating, Leak Detection Services & Plumbing Repairs

  • Industry Leading Customer Service

Providing Leak Detection for 55 Years

Non-Invasive Leak Detection Specialists


Using industry-leading diagnostic water leak detection equipment, Hoffman Plumbing will not only be able to locate your leak but is fully qualified to make any necessary repairs.

While other companies only offer leak detection, Hoffman Plumbing is your "one-stop" for leak detection and plumbing repair services. We are fully licensed and trained to both find and repair the plumbing issue in one service call.

How Can Water or Sewer Leakage be Detected?

Without seeing water shooting out of a burst pipe, it can be difficult to determine the location of the leak, especially when your water lines or sewer lines are underground and beneath a hard surface such as concrete or pavers. If left untreated, the leak can cause significant property damage to your home or office.


Leaks coming out of pipes or water lines not only causes a unique sound (similar to a hiss) but also a vibration of the pipe. The vibration can be detected in both longitudinal and latitudinal directions. The longitudinal vibrations are used to determine the approximate area of the leak. Once the approximate area is determined, the latitudinal vibrations are used to pinpoint the exact location of the leak.

Did You Know?

  • A crack in your irrigation pipe of 1/32nd inch, the width of a dime, can waste about 6,300 gallons of water per month.

  • 10% of homes have leaks that waste more than 90 gallons of water per day.

Source: EPA Leak Facts | WaterSense | US EPA):

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Signs You May Have a Water Line Leak and Need a Leak Detection Service:

  • If you have noticed any signs of leakage such as water seeping through the floor tiles in your basement or moss and mildew growth in specific areas, it is essential to call us without delay. This is a serious issue and needs to be dealt with immediately.

  • You hear a strange noise coming from your walls or floor. These unusual sounds might indicate water movement within your pipes, possibly caused by a leak.

  • Your water bills have been increasing, even though you're using the same amount of water as usual. A sudden spike in water expenses could be a sign of an underground pipe leakage, as the water supply is compromised.

  • Your water meter shows readings of water usage when you're not actively running water. This unexpected movement in the meter indicates a potential leak in the water line.

  • You see water pooling in areas where it doesn't usually accumulate. Puddles or damp spots in unusual locations, such as your yard or the basement, may signify an underground pipe leak.

  • Your home's foundation seems to be shifting or cracking. Continuous water leakage can erode the soil surrounding your foundation, leading to structural issues.

  • There's a sudden decrease in water pressure when you turn on your taps. A significant drop in water pressure could indicate a leak in the water line, impacting the flow of water to your fixtures.

  • You find evidence of moisture or mold in hidden areas such as the attic or basement. The presence of mold or moisture in these concealed spaces may suggest a water line leak, as the excess water provides a breeding ground for mold growth.


If you have experienced any of these signs or suspect an underground pipe leakage, it is crucial to address the issue promptly. Contact us without delay to schedule a leak detection service and mitigate any potential damages caused by a water line leak. Your safety and the integrity of your property are our top priorities.<

Where Can Leaks be Detected?

Using pinpoint precision and accuracy, Hoffman Plumbing leak detection service will save you time, money, and reduce repair costs by knowing EXACTLY where the water leak is located. We are able to do this by using state of the art listening equipment and video camera inspection tools that help us locate water leaks under multiple surfaces quickly, easily and without damage.

Under Paved Surfaces

Our leak detector team uses equipment to locate leaks under asphalt, concrete, brick, and pavers.

Unpaved Surfaces

We can also find a water leak under unpaved surfaces, such as gravel, soil, and grass.

Leak Detection Within Structures

We can also detect leaks within structures, such as behind walls, under floors, and in ceilings. Leaks within walls and ceilings can cause serious water damage, as they can create weak spots. In addition, leaks can also cause mold and mildew to form, which can be harmful to your health.

Under Slab

Houses built on a slab are especially susceptible to leaks because the pipes are often embedded in the concrete floor. A slab leak can occur in the joints where the pipes connect, or in the pipes themselves.

Under Basements

Homes and Offices with Basements: Our plumbers can also detect a slab leak in homes, commercial property offices that have basements.

What Causes a Water Leak?

Uncovering the cause of a water leak can be multifaceted and complex. Here are some issues that may require a leak detection service:

  • Faulty plumbing - Poorly installed or aging pipes or faucets can lead to water leakage.

  • Broken pipes - Pipes that are exposed to freezing temperatures, vibration, and high levels of pressure can break, causing water to leak.

  • Corrosion - Over time, pipes can corrode due to age or the presence of debris or minerals.

  • Natural disasters - Flooding, earthquakes, and other natural disasters can cause extensive damage to plumbing systems, resulting in water leakage.

  • Clogs and blockages caused by debris, tree roots, and sediment matter can block the flow of water, leading to leaky pipes.

Call our local Carson City, Gardnerville, Sparks, or Reno leak detection specialists today to schedule an appointment for a sewer or water leak detection consultation. Customer satisfaction is our top priority and we're confident that we will be able to determine where your leak is located and provide you with a plan of action to get it repaired quickly and help defend against additional damage in the future.

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