Now, a smaller investment gets you a better method for tracking down water leaks. The new Gen-Ear LE is a simplified, more economical tool with stronger sound amplification than other systems. Use it to pinpoint water leaks in residential and commercial water lines, whether they are under concrete slabs, in walls, swimming pools and hot tubs.

The compact amplifier fits easily in the palm of your hand. It provides noise-free amplification with built-in preset audio filters, so you don’t have guess what settings to use. And the high-performance headphones with noise-cancellation features block out interference from surrounding ambient noise. The ground sensor listens for the gurgling or hammering of water escaping from a cracked pipe under concrete, asphalt, or tile. For soft surfaces like grass or carpet, use the probe rods. Or, for above ground pipes or hydrants, you can use either the probe rods or the magnet attachment.

For especially hard to find leaks, the Sound Amplification Manifold (SAM) adds air to the line, increasing water pressure. This amplifies the leak sounds, making them easier to locate. The Gen-Ear LE will save you a lot of guesswork and unnecessary digging. And that saves you a lot of money.

For more information, contact the Drain Brains at General Pipe Cleaners at 800/245-6200, or visit