Leaks Found Since 1974
American Leak Detection is dedicated to conserving water, our most precious resource.
About Us - Management Bios
Dr. Patrick J. DeSouza
President and CEO of PlainSight and Chairman of American Leak Detection
He has 18 years of operating and advisory leadership experience with both public and private companies in the defense, software/internet and petrochemical industries. He has been involved in several billion dollars of corporate finance mergers and acquisition transactions with leading companies such as Cisneros Media Group and AOL. Pat also has significant experience in licensing and technology transfer with leading companies such as Bristol Myers, Dupont and Kerr-McGee.
Pat is a member of the New York and California bars and former law clerk to the Hon. Thomas Gibbs Gee of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He is a graduate of Columbia College, the Yale Law School where he was both a senior editor of the Yale Law Journal & editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal of International Law and Stanford University where he has a doctorate in international relations.
Chief Financial Officer
With over 25 years of accounting experience, Pamela joined American Leak Detection in 1998. She previously worked as a retail controller and business manager, as well as holding positions in city and county governmental accounting. Pamela received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from California State University, San Bernardino.
Senior Director of Corporate Field Services
Jimmy has 25 years of experience in leak detection and plumbing repair. He began his career at American Plumbing and Heating before moving to American Leak Detection. Since then, he has spent over 20 years in the ALD system, starting as a technician in the San Diego franchise office before he was hired at the corporate office as a technician and trainer for new franchise sales - domestic and international. Jimmy currently manages the Palm Springs and San Bernardino, CA and Broward County, FL offices, as well as managing the corporate training division.
Jimmy has received his C-36 plumbing license and is certified in Infrared Thermography, PADI open-water diving, Leak Correlation and Airborne Ultrasonics.
Director of Franchise Relations
Judy joined American Leak Detection in April 1997 as Executive Assistant to the President. She previously worked in the insurance industry and as a legal secretary.
During her tenure with ALD, Judy has held several positions including Franchise Sales Assistant and Franchise Sales Coordinator. In July 2008 she was named Director of Franchise Relations.
Director of Marketing
Adam joined American Leak Detection in October 2010 as the Branding and Marketing Manager. He has extensive training in advertising and graphic branding- from luxury automotive brands to major non-profits. He uses this expertise to propel his team in the development of making American Leak Detection's emergency services a household name worldwide.
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