Having a leaking water supply pipe is an issue that requires immediate attention. Water supply pipes need to be free from leaks and other damage, otherwise they can cause serious amounts of problems and financial costs. 

The best way to ensure that your water supply pipes are working properly and do not have any leaks is to enlist the services of a company that provides water supply pipe leak detection. This service will accurately locate any leaks and repair them, before the problem escalates. 

A number of different methods and equipment are used for water supply pipe leak detection including tracer gas, electronic listening devices and cut and capping via excavation. Below, the team at Absolute Leak Detection has written a quick post looking at the various types of equipment used in detection – continue reading to learn more.

Tracer Gas

The first equipment to mention is tracer gas. This is a popular type of leak detection method commonly used for water supply pipe leak detection in commercial and residential properties. It involves introducing a gas into the water supply system and then using sensors to detect the presence of the gas.

Essentially, the gas will travel through the supply pipes and be released when it reaches a leak. Once it is released, the gas will then be detected by the sensors. The sensor will alert one of our technicians or engineers to the presence of a leak in your water supply system.

Electronic Listening Devices

We also use electronic listening devices for the detection of water supply pipe leaks. This method consists of using an electronic device, which is equipped with microphones that can detect sound waves produced by a leak.

The sound waves produced by the leak will be picked up by the device, and subsequently, analysed to determine the location of the leak. This particular method is really useful as it can help find leaks that are not visible to the naked eye. For instance, leaks which are located beneath the surface of the ground.

Cut and Capping via Excavation

An additional method to mention is cut and capping via excavation. For this method, it involves a professional digging into the ground to expose the water supply pipes. After this, the pipes are then cut and capped to repair any leaks.

The cut and capping method is especially useful for scenarios where a leak is too large or deep to be detected by other methods. Alongside this, it is also useful for repairing other types of damage to water supply pipes including breaks or cracks.

Why Choose Absolute Leak Detection?

There are many reasons why you should work with the Absolute Leak Detection team if you have a leak in your water supply pipes. We provide a professional, reliable and efficient service at all times. Our leak detection specialists provide a comprehensive solution that is tailored to your specific requirements, no matter how big or small.

We carry a number of industry accreditations including being SafeContractor approved, City & Guilds registered, members of Checkatrade.com and part of the Water Industry Approved Plumbers’ Scheme (WIAPS). You can have total peace of mind that we’ll provide you with a trusted, dependable service throughout. 

If you need any more convincing, please feel free to visit our website and read our testimonials page, where you’ll find a multitude of excellent reviews from satisfied customers we’ve served. We always aim for 100% satisfaction on every single job.

Need Water Supply Pipe Leak Detection?

Now that you know more about water supply pipe leak detection, if you are searching for a company that provides this service, then Absolute Leak Detection is the number one choice. We use all of the most advanced equipment and technology to resolve our clients’ problems as quickly as possible.

Our team of specialists can carry out the locating and repair of your water supply pipe leak on the same day. Alongside this, we can also re-route your supply if the leak is in an area that is not accessible. With a diverse range of experience and expertise, we’re confident that we can assist you today. 

If you’d like to contact us, feel free to call us on 01702 842 944 or email us at: info@absoluteleakdetection.co.uk and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to hearing from you soon.