Ground Floor Pipework Leak.

Central heating leak detection

You might know you have a water leak but just can’t find it. If the leak was on the first or second floor of a property then surely you would expect to see signs of it on the ceilings or walls of the floor below.


We are most usually called to ground floor leaks for this very reason; however The Leak Team has found a leak on the first floor of a building which did not show on the ceilings or walls below. Because we knew there was definitely a leak and having checked the floor plans of the property, the leak was pinpointed in the only area of the building that could not be viewed from below. A hole was cut in the floor and the leak was within inches of the hole.


Using endoscopes and borescopes The Leak Team can usually look below floors causing little or no damage. A 10mm hole is all that is needed to inspect approximately 10 square metres of floor void. This saves pulling up floor boards and floor coverings and avoids the associated repair costs. We can usually make a discreet inspection hole where no one will notice, for example behind a radiator cover or under a corner of carpet.


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 doing?


The Leak Team can pinpoint a leak on your central heating system avoiding extensive and costly damage to other parts of your home.


Call us now on 0800 464 0330 for free advice. We have even helped customers pinpoint leaks over the phone.


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 will mean no more topping up and will keep your rust inhibitor in the system.


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 
Sound Detection
Gas Detection
Pressure Testing
Endoscope Camera
Moisture Meters
Pipe Detector

Water Analysis using Salt & pH Kit