The Advantages Of Using Us
Some other leak detection companies may investigate the problem from a distance or purely rely on technology and not human eyes when assessing the site.
However, our team physically accesses the affected area, whether that be a pipe, gas or general water leak.
Our rope access trained and experienced leak detection engineers can be hands-on and as close to the problem as possible; other issues on your property may also be detected for you and highlighted to you in the report at the end.
If our teams can resolve the issue upon first inspection they will carry out the final leak repair there and then. You will not have to wait for a report to be written and for another call-out charge. We understand this can be very frustrating for you. If our leak detection specialists need to come back to complete the repair they will at least ensure you have a temporary repair in place to stop the problem from getting worse.
Our fully detailed reports of the completed works give you peace of mind and assure you that your problem has been fully reversed.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can you tell if you have a hidden water leak?
You can detect hidden water leaks from the following signs:
- Discolouration on your walls or staining
- Musty smells
- Mold and mildew
- Puddles of water near a wall/pipe
- Texture changes on the surface
How do I find out where a leak is coming from?
Monitor your water meter closely
You can use your water meter to determine whether the leaks coming from inside or outside your property, by following the next few steps:
- Turn off the main water supply.
- Check your water meter and remember/write down the numbers. Wait an hour.
- Check the meter, and if the numbers haven’t changed then your leak is most likely coming from inside, if the numbers have changed, however, then the leak is likely in the water line that runs into your property.
Visually Check For Abnormalities
You can locate a leak sometimes with just your eyes. Keep an eye out for bubbling or flaking of walls or stains, as these are usually a sign of a leak coming from behind the wall.
How does leak detection work?
Our specialist team provide a leak detection service following three crucial steps.
Asses - a visual inspection of the problem area is assessed and a plan of action is then decided.
Inspect - our roofing abseilers are then sent to the site, bringing their expert knowledge and the relevant leak detection tool required for finding the source of your leak.
Repair - we then implement a temporary repair, so there’s no need for two call-outs.
What are the different methods of leak detection?
There are a variety of different ways to detect a leak, for example, a common tool that can detect a leak in a pipe is dye testing. This is a colour test that tracks the route of the potential source of the leak.
What is the best leak detection method?
There isn’t necessarily a ‘best’ leak detection method, as the method used is based on each individual problem and location.
Once these factors are assessed, the most suitable method and tool are decided upon.
It’s also crucial that these leak detection tools are paired with specialist knowledge so that the results are as accurate as possible.