Boiler losing Pressure
Central heating leak detection
Are you having to top up your boiler on an almost daily basis? Do you know where the water is going and what damage it is causing?
The Leak Team can pinpoint a leak on your central heating system, avoiding extensive and costly damage to other parts of your home.
If you are regularly losing pressure on your boiler, it is a sign you may have a leak on your boiler or heating system. As well as causing damage at the point of the leak, this can also lead to long term damage to your heating system as it’s rust inhibitor will be diluted each time you top up the pressure. Rust particles in the system can damage the boiler and rusted radiators and pipes will eventually need replacing.
Locating the point of the leak and fixing it will mean no more topping up and will keep your rust inhibitor in the system. When rust inhibitor is diluted through continual topping up this can lead to the build up of damaging sludge and rust particulates in the system and eventually even a new boiler!
We use Thermal imaging initially to locate the route of your hidden central heating pipes. We can then use our other equipment such as our Ground Source microphone, Gas Trace detector and Moisture meter, along with the Thermal imaging camera to locate the exact source of the leak.
Did you know most household insurance policies offer cover for leak detection under “Trace and Access”? Please check your policy for details. We have many year experiences of working with insurance companies and can provide full photographic reports for insurers or loss adjusters if required.
The Leak Team use the latest methods and equipment to offer a full Trace and Access service. This means that we both locate the source of the leak, and where appropriate, expose the pipework to allow a repair to be undertaken.
We do not necessarily carry out the repair ourselves, but can discuss the next course of action with your plumber.
Our methods include:
Thermal Imaging Camera
Water Analysis using Salt & pH Kit