Leaks Found Since 1974
American Leak Detection is dedicated to conserving water, our most precious resource.
History of American Leak Detection
We created the industry
Company Founder Richard B. Rennick grew up working in his father's plumbing business. He helped locate water leaks in pipes buried under concrete slabs using a 6-pound maul and chisel. It was a tedious job and left a mess for the homeowner. He knew there had to be a better way.
As an adult, Rennick became a police officer and supplemented his income with plumbing jobs on the side. While working in the plumbing industry, he grew even more convinced of the need for a less invasive procedure to locate leaks. Rennick decided to team up with an expert to develop equipment which could locate concealed leaks. After much trial and error, they were able to develop extremely sensitive electronic tools equipped with minute microprocessors. From these humble beginnings, the electronic leak detection industry was born in 1974 and the devices Rennick created are still in use today.
Proprietary methods and state of the art technology have revolutionized the exploration and discovery of leaks. With advanced methodologies and equipment, technicians are capable of determining the location of hidden leaks. From radiant heating and swimming pool cracks to underground plumbing systems and sewer lines, our sensitive electronic tools can identify the trouble spot.
leak detection tips / resources
- the bucket test
- Is your pool needing constant refilling? You may have a hidden leak in your pool. Try the seven steps to determine if your pool is leak free. Do-it-yourself 24 hour test. Test your pool
- the meter test
- Do you have a high water bill? You may have a hidden plumbing leak. Try the seven steps to determine if your property is leak free. Do-it-yourself 30 minute test. Test your water meter
- pool leak calculator
- Use the calculator to determine the amount of water loss over a period of time. Calculate pool water loss
- frequently asked questions
- How should I choose a leak detection specialist? Get answers
- leak facts
- A 1/8 inch hole in a metal pipe, at 40 psi, leaks 2,500 gallons of water in 24 hours. Facts about leaks
- signs and symptoms
- You may have a plumbing leak if... Leak signs & symptoms
- pool safety tips
- Each year, about 260 children under 5 drown in swimming pools. The preventive measures below are essential to protect your family against drowning. Keep your pool safe
- water conservation
- Saving water is like any other habit. The more you do it, the more natural it becomes. Become water-wise, it's fun to find more ways to conserve. Conserve water
- drink tap water
- Consumers can do their part to conserve precious supplies through small, thoughtful changes in their lifestyles and activities. Learn about tap water