Water leaks can cause significant damage to our homes which often leads to expensive repairs and potential health hazards; both short and long term. Being able to detect leaks promptly is crucial to prevent further damage and maintain a safe living environment. We have taken the time to call upon the experts to help us to explore the concept of trace and access leak detection and its importance in safeguarding our homes.

Understanding Trace and Access Leak Detection

Trace and access leak detection involves identifying the source and location of water leaks within a property. It utilises advanced technologies and techniques to pinpoint hidden leaks behind walls, under floors and within ceilings. By efficiently detecting leaks, homeowners can take immediate action to minimise water damage and prevent mould growth.

Signs of Hidden Water Leaks to Look for

When it comes to identifying hidden water leaks it can be particularly challenging, this is because they often go unnoticed until they cause significant damage. That being said, there are a number of signs that you can look out for around your property that could determine whether you have any hidden water leaks. 

These signs include damp or discoloured patches on walls or ceilings, musty odours or a persistent mouldy smell, an unexplainable increase in water bills, warped or buckled flooring, stains or corrosion on plumbing fixtures as well as the most obvious sign of the sound of running water when no taps are open.

Utilising Advanced Leak Detection Technologies

When seeking the expertise of a renowned, highly experienced leak detection provider in your local area, you will be automatically opting to have access to the most advanced leak detection technologies available, and Essex’s leading leak detection specialists, Absolute Leak Detection are no exception.

One of our most reliable leak detection resources is our state of the art thermal imaging. This technology uses infrared cameras to detect temperature variations caused by water leaks. It is an essential tool for identifying hidden leaks behind walls or under flooring without the need for invasive procedures.

Another advanced leak detection technique is acoustic leak detection. By utilising sensitive microphones, acoustic leak detection can identify the sound of water escaping from any pipes. This method is particularly useful for locating leaks within buried or concealed pipes.

Next up is our moisture sensors. These sensors can be placed in strategic areas to detect moisture levels. They trigger an alert when excessive moisture is detected, therefore allowing homeowners to take immediate action.

Pressure testing is another method that involves temporarily increasing the pressure within a plumbing system in order to detect a leak. By monitoring pressure variations, professionals can pinpoint the location of a leak accurately.

Why is it Important to Detect a Leak Promptly?

Detecting a leak promptly is crucial for a number of reasons including damage prevention. Water leaks can cause structural damage to your home, thus leading to expensive repairs. Detecting leaks early allows you to address the issue before it worsens.

By detecting a leak quickly you are also contributing to mould prevention. Excessive moisture from leaks provides an ideal breeding ground for mould and other bacteria. Mould growth not only damages your property but also poses a great threat to occupants’ health. Early detection can help to prevent mould infestations and atmosphere intoxications.

Often an aspect that isn’t usually thought about when it comes to promptly detecting a leak is the conservation of water. Water leaks waste a significant amount of water. Therefore detecting and repairing the leak promptly with help to conserve water and reduce your utility bills in the long run.

Seeking Professional Leak Detection Services

Here at Absolute Leak Detection, we offer all of the above services to detect a leak within our customers’ properties as soon as possible, with the addition of our trace and access leak detection. Should you suspect a leak within your plumbing or have noticed any of the signs outlined above, then please do not hesitate to get in contact with us as soon as possible.

This can be done by giving us a call on 01702 842 944 where a member of our dedicated team is on hand to provide you with the further information and a guide on how to secure our expert leak detection services at a time and date that is most convenient for you. You can also send your enquiry to us via our online contact form and we will be sure to get back to you promptly with the details you require.