Leak Detection and Finding Leaks
How We Find Leaks
Leak Detection Technicians are trained and experienced at leak detection and leak inspections, they utilise a variety of techniques to help find your water leak. We use specialist leak detection equipment, designed to locate even hidden water leaks. We focus on non-destructive methods to ensure the disruption to your property is kept to a minimum..
LEAK DETECTION METHODS
Leak Detection Equipment
What are the tools and methods we use to find leaks at your property? Many of these leak detectors and other tools are designed specifically to locate difficult to find water leaks in water pipes and central heating systems. This coupled with training of our Leak Detection staff and our bespoke process enhances the chances of us finding your water leak. Below is a selection of the techniques to finding water leak in domestic or commercial properties, all of which can help find water leaks in the UK.
A variety of moisture meters can be used to track water from a leak, even in places you cannot see, in floors walls and ceilings.
We utilise a variety of acoustic leak detection equipment to listen for the tell-tale signs of a water leak. Listening for air in the system.
Tracer gas systems and electronic gas sniffing devices are used to locate leaks in water pipes. The leak detection equipment is very sensitive to very small gas levels.
Water meters can help to show the amount of water that is flowing out of a water leak. Even if you do not have a water meter, we can attach one to the system.
What happens after a Water Leak?
In some instances after a water leak, property drying is beneficial to help restore the property back to normal..
Will you have to damage my property to help find the leak?
Our leak detection equipment on most occasions is non-destructive meaning that we generally do not have to resort to destructive methods to search for leaks. Once a leak has been found, in order to evaluate it and repair it, we will sometimes need to access it through such methods but this is kept to a minimum and is done in consultation with the customer to explain why we are doing it. After all, a local plumber cannot fix a leak that they cannot find or access!
Can I buy leak detection equipment myself and do this work?
Although cheaper, mass market versions of some of the leak detection equipment is available from various retailers, they are generally not as accurate as professional equipment which is bespoke, calibrated carefully and designed for professional performance. On top of that, all of our leak detection technicians are trained and experienced in finding water leaks in properties. We also follow careful health and safety practices, including risk assessments. We also produce detailed technical reports, with evidence presented, readings taken and photographs included which your insurance company may require in order to for your trace and access leak detection cover. You may find our guide to water leak alarms useful too.