The leak team will trace your pipes, where possible, using thermal imaging. In most cases a hot water leak will be found with this method because it shows as a heat plume as the hot water escapes into the surrounding fabric of your property. Sound can also be used to pin point the leak by tracing the constant sounds of leaking water and moisture meters are used to compare areas of your property to find any damp patches. We specialise in the use of trace gas to detect leaks; this is introduced to the water pipes and when it escapes from the hole in the pipe our specialist equipment can detect it.
Traditionally these leaks would be found by destructive means, starting at an area based on an educated guess and progressing along the line of the pipes. This could mean extensive and costly repairs along with major upheaval in your home. Our modern methods accurately locate the source of the leak, causing the minimum destruction and damage.
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.