If you're experiencing a leak in your home, it's important to address it promptly to avoid further damage and potential mold growth. That's where Cactus Plumbing and Air comes in. Our team of experienced plumbers is here to provide comprehensive leak detection and inspection services to ensure that your home stays safe and dry.

Recently, we were called to a home in Fountain Hills, AZ, to investigate a leak. Our team found a 2” cast iron drain in the wall that was not visible at the time of intrusion. However, upon further inspection, the cast iron that was visible was in poor condition. It is probable that the leak may be at a failed fitting, and more information will be available once access is made.

Based on our assessment, we recommend replacing the entire section from the floor to the upstairs vent with a new dirty arm and p-trap at the lav. This will ensure that the problem is properly addressed and prevent future leaks. We also recommend replacing the parts hold on grohe cartridge.

We provide a detailed estimate for the repair, which includes the cost of replacing the 2” cast iron drain with 2” ABS on that line coming from the lav, which is $1465.00. We also provide an estimate to replace no hub fitting, so our client can have the entire picture and make a decision.

At Cactus Plumbing and Air, we understand the importance of timely and accurate leak detection and repair. That's why we use state-of-the-art technology and techniques to ensure that the problem is identified and fixed as quickly and efficiently as possible. Contact us today to schedule your leak detection and inspection estimate.

How Plumbers Do Water Leak Detection for a Home?

Plumbing leaks are supremely disruptive and can cause a great deal of harm to your home. Even the most minuscule pinhole leak can lead to irrevocable damage, including ruined drywall and escalating water bills.

Licensed plumbers employ valuable techniques to accurately detect and promptly repair any leaks, saving you major money and time. Using innovative methods and leak detection equipment they can quickly pinpoint precisely where the source of the leak is located so that repairs are fast and efficient.


Plumbers rely on specialized tools, such as ground microphones and listening discs, to accurately locate water leakage. Thanks to sound technology that is able to detect the faintest of noises produced by running or dripping water even through thick layers of concrete.


Acoustic listening methods may not always be feasible in noisy or deep environments, but plumbers have another reliable resource: scanners that detect any temperature changes. Water escaping from leaks will cause these shifts to appear on the scans and indicate a potential problem.


Plumbers use a miniaturized camera on long fiber optic cables for the most accurate leak detection. This method allows the plumber to see precisely what is happening inside of a pipe, pinpointing leaks and providing additional info that makes it easier to fix them. By using this device, plumbing technicians can quickly identify any issues before they become costly repairs.


Professional training is another vital tool that plumbers have to detect leaks. Qualified plumbers are knowledgeable in plumbing systems, able to swiftly limit the search area without any expensive tools. Therefore, it's highly recommended that you contact an experienced leak detection company who specializes in leak detection services if your pipes become damaged or dysfunctional.

Residential & Commercial Leak Detection Services

Cactus Plumbing and Air is the leading provider of residential and commercial leak detection services in Fountain Hills. Our experienced plumbers are highly skilled in plumbing systems and use state-of-the-art technology to accurately locate water leaks quickly and efficiently. We start by conducting a thorough inspection of your home or business, as well as any underground pipes, to determine the source and severity of the leak. This can include exploring potential issues with your water heater, toilets, showers, dishwasher, tubs, sump pump, sprinkler system, drainage lines, and more. See our recent projects here.

After the inspection process is complete, our plumbers will provide you with an estimate for the cost of the repair services that need to be performed. We take great care in analyzing all possible causes for leaks to ensure that your repairs are done correctly and in a cost effective manner. Our plumbing technicians also carry out regular maintenance checks on piping systems to help prevent future problems from developing down the line. Contact us today to schedule your leak detection and inspection estimate.