The problem we had in our neighborhood is not that they were having trouble locating the leaks. The problem is that the entire copper system was failing. When one leak was found and repaired, another would spring up weeks or months later. Normally there would not be any visible water. I discovered mine because I started hearing water running somewhere late at night when it was quiet. After trying to find out what was running, I came to the conclusion it was in the slab. I got "lucky" and was able to isolate it without calling a plumber with the new electronic detectors, but my joy was short lived when another leak sprang up a couple of months later. After the experience of my neighbors I decided it was futile to try and repair the leaks as they manifested. I just went ahead and ran PEX. There are lots of local areas where the builders used a different brand of pipe that rarely encounter leaks. I just have seen too many expensive problems with copper to trust it myself. Not to mention the lead problem from older solder.
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