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-invasive leak detection
- Have you had 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 head and you’re 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.
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 can inform your insurance company.
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 we use is 100% safe, non-flammable, non-toxic 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 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.