What is Seal Integrity testing?
Simply, it's leak-proof testing of RV exteriors.
We can test the water-tightness or "seal integrity" of your trailer's weather seals for water intrusion with more certainty than what visual-only inspections can accomplish.
We use non-invasive leak testing methods using specialized equipment connected to a handheld computer. The equipment uses multiple sensors to help expose, measure and locate potential RV roof areas, joints and sidewall cavities for water tightness.
We use various methods, including cabin pressurization, often referred to as a "Pressure Test."
Our specialization has taken Pressure Testing to a whole new level of expertise, accuracy, and consistency for best results. It's what we do full-time, day in, day out.
Our testing begins at putting the seals under a specific, safe, and uniform air pressure difference after compensating for any slide-out and other known air leakage areas. (Note: We inspect slide-outs differently). This allows us to test for various types of seal failures that can leak using our Bubble Bru™ or other equipment.
Much like finding a gas pipe leak or submerging a tire inner tube and looking for bubbles. We coat some RV seals with our proprietary bubbling solution over the seals to identify air leaks.
WARNING! Using any soapy solution risks inconsistencies in results and may cause other damage.
For more challenging areas, we use other types of equipment and processes to find leaks. These are proven methods of leak detection to aid in the exposure of rainwater leaks found on all five exterior sides of the RV.
Generally, inspections take about two hours.
Upon arrival, pre-testing preparation is equally important to ensure fast, safe and reliable results.
Don't wait for a visible leak inside.
Regular testing checkups are the best defence for checking both visible and hidden seals prone to leaks.
Pressure Bubble Testing is not always the answer. We use various methods of noninvasive leak testing for different reasons.
Documented Proof of a Multi-Point Completion
RV ProSeal's multi-point test is the first in the RV industry to provide a documented report for each point tested. Our report puts the owner in more control when making repair decisions. Owners can choose who, what, when, and prioritize which repairs to complete.
We use water to rinse down the RV after completing Bubble testing.
Our RV maintenance service vehicles come to the camping sites of RV parks fully contained to power our sprayers.
RV ProSeal Leak Test Inspections finds hidden leak.
Wood and Luan plywood,
Batt insulation, cloth-backed roof membranes, and OSB, all wick up excess moisture from leaks and condensation. Wet and dry cycles lead to delaminating wood bonds and loose structural support.
This occurs when damp areas don't get a chance to dry out. Brown (dry rot) or white rot thrive at temps between 18- and 32-degrees Celsius, and once it starts growing, it spreads rapidly. Wood shrinks, delaminates and structural support are lost. Soft rot thrives at temps of -17 to 43- degrees celsius.
Things out of people's control are climate, outdoor elements or the number of various spores naturally around us. Mold, however, needs damp conditions to grow. The W.H.O states the best protection and action in our control against health risks associated with mold is to effectively prevent leaks and high moisture levels.
Wet building materials degrade and can emit toxic fumes from formaldehyde, resins, glues and other chemicals. Decomposing wood panels can also release airborne particle pollutants.
Temperature and humidity changes are not well tolerated with the above mentioned building materials, seams, joints and GP sealants. Freeze / thaw damage (ice damming) from winter outdoor storage can make small intrusions larger and can go unaddressed for months.
RV maintenance items include maintaining exterior weatherproofing seams, sealants, and seals to prevent leaks. Water damage due to exterior water seepage or improper maintenance leaves RV owners without warranty or insurance coverage. Manufacturers and RV dealers state that owners are responsible for inspecting and monitoring all external weatherproofing of the roof and sidewall sealants multiple times per year, especially after each road trip. Read your owner's manual section "Exterior Maintenance" to learn more.
Despite RV owners' best efforts to reseal their RV themselves, it often results in additional leaks later due to improper preparation, ineffective application or sealant choice. Leaks often remain trapped between the roof & ceiling material and between walls getting wicked up and rotting materials long before owners see inside evidence. For peace of mind, invite us to leak-test your repair as the final step to complete the process. Owners pay a lot of money for an RV and deserve to be served with the best leak prevention, RV maintenance, and protection available.
Poor weather, road conditions and off-road access add significant amounts of mechanical strain on the joints, seams, and sealants protecting you from leaks.
When hidden or visible, sealants often fail to perform but seem in good shape. This leaves owners at a disadvantage to find leaks in time.
RV'ers live a life in the outdoors. Nothing will keep owners up at night more than finding water where it shouldn't be. The real nightmare is how long did it take for the leak show itself?
Does your RV leak but can't find the source?
RV ProSeal testing can help you locate where the intrusion started more effectively, safely, and quickly, without damage or deconstruction.
Whether you're buying new or used, doing maintenance, or selling, we boost consumer confidence with our independent third party report.
RV ProSeal's multi-point test is the first in the RV industry to bring new testing equipment and can provide a detailed report using an easy to read notification system for each point tested.
After testing, we provide you with a detailed report of areas passed or failed and an RV Leak Tested Label for the RV after required maintenance is completed. The Label is updated for the month and year of the last maintenance leak test.
This RV leak example was not a dry buy. Improper RV maintenance often leads to an expensive RV repair.
We provide our clients a complete leak prevention program which not only provides proof of regular sealant maintenance but real confidence in healthy camping and higher resale values.
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