Leak Detection Essex

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What we can trace leaks on?

  • Leaking central heating pipe work or boiler issues
  • Leaking hot or cold water pipes
  • Leaking bathroom facilities
  • Leaking external incoming water supplies
  • Rising damp
  • Ingression of rain water

Non-evasive leak detection

  • Have you water damage to floor coverings, ceilings or walls?
  • A spinning water meter but nothing in use within the house or a high-water bill?
  • Loft tanks constantly running?
  • Combination boiler losing in pressure?
  • Is your plumber / builder scratching their heads and your worried that everything must be excavated or taken out to locate the cause?

Then we can help by locating the cause of the above issues without causing any damage until the source of the damage / leak is exposed and ready for repair.

9 times out of ten we only need to remove 1-2 floor tiles or floor boards to access a leak under a floor and make a repair which saves a lot of disruption and excess damage / mess.

Using the highest tech equipment of thermal imaging cameras, moisture meters, endoscopes, ground micro phones and tracer gases and dyes we can locate your leak or the source of damage, even if any issue with rainwater ingression or rising damp is apparent. This can be identified by taking plaster / concrete samples to carry out a salts test.

We offer a full service of locating the leak, making access / excavating of the leak, repairing the leak and completing a fully detailed insurance company recognised report. The report covers all damage caused by the leak, how we found the leak, and the access work which was required to repair the leak. The report also includes full advisories of works required to remedy the damage and the dampness still present if any.

Please see descriptions of our methods below

Using this equipment, we can pin point the smallest of leaks on pipe work internally or externally.

With our thermal imaging cameras, we can locate the routes that pipe work takes within concrete and pick up anomalies on hot or cold feeds which can indicate in a leak and water pooling.
We can carry out full moisture surveys of your property locating damp floors, walls and ceilings. this can also help to locate a leak down to an area if no damage is present to the naked eye. This also helps with our recommendations for drying so you or we can inform your insurance company.
Using our endoscopes, we can get into tight spaces to check waste pipes and other pipe work without removing any boxing or tiling.

Our tracer gas is inserted into central heating pipe work, hot or cold feeds or incoming water supplies. in conjunction with our specialised gas analyser we can locate the gas escaping through concrete or tile grouting, tarmac and grass, near enough any covering in fact. This also can help us home in on a leak in conjunction with our ground microphones. The gas escapes 10x louder then water and can be heard more easily.

The gas with use is 100% safe, non-flammable or in toxicating and renewable!

See below for our leak detection work

This a a small leak we located within a solid tiled floor. This was located Using our tracer gas and was repaired on site and the heating re-commissioned.

This was a leak located on a gravity fed hot feed within a kitchen. The leak had caused a considerable amount of damage. It was located using our acoustics and thermal imaging cameras. Excavated and repaired on site.

This is a previously leaking central heating manifold which we located and repaired on site on a gravity central heating system.

This is a leak located on a 15mm internal cold feed below a tiled kitchen floor. the leak was located using our acoustics equipment and excavated and repaired on site.

This was a leaking 1/2″ steel in king water supply. We located the leak using our acoustic equipment. The leak was repaired and the driveway re-instated on our first visit to site.

 

This was a leaking 3/4″ steel incoming water supply. Located using our acoustics. The leak was repaired and the tarmac drive re-instated on our first site visit.