What is Seal Integrity testing?
Simply, it's water penetration testing. We are able to test the water-tightness or "seal integrity" of the unit's exterior envelope and its weather seals for water penetration with more certainty than what visual-only inspections can accomplish.
We use non-invasive, leak testing methods using specialized, calibrated 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 can use a combination of methods like including cabin pressurization. For example, one method is to put the seals under a specific, safe, and uniform air pressure difference after compensating for any slide-outs. (Note: We inspect slide-outs differently). This allows us to test for various types of seal failures that can leak. In some areas we Bubble Test. Much like trying to find a gas pipe leak or submerging a tire inner tube and looking for bubbles. We coat some RV seals with our bubbling solution over the seals to identify air leaks. 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 defense 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.
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 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.