Leak Detection on Central Heating Systems

Need help with a Central Heating leak?

We offer accurate leak detection on central heating systems. Central heating leaks usually show up around September, after months of non-use.  We switch our central heating system on in the Autumn only to find it’s not working, boiler faults, loss of pressure and leaking pipes. This is when we realise just how much we need and use our central heating.

In many cases a heating engineer will confirm that it’s not the boiler at fault and will suggest you have a leak on the heating pipe system.

Further investigation now becomes more difficult, with pipes hidden under floors and behind walls. It’s at this point you should consider a central heating leak detection specialist.

Central Heating Infrared Camera
Central Heating Infrared Camera
“After 4-5 months of non-use, it’s common for Central Heating systems to experience problems.”

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How do you find a water leak on your Central Heating System?

Many modern homes have expensively fitted floor coverings which make for difficult inspections under floors, the disruption and cost of going on a ‘search and find’ mission does not appeal.

At Water Loss Solutions we have invested heavily in some of the best leak detection equipment available to help us find your central heating leak with the minimum of fuss.

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Acoustic
Correlators

Borescope
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Infrared
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“Thankfully modern technology has got some very clever answers!”

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Going the extra mile for customers

Help with Insurance Companies

Much of our work is carried out on behalf of clients who have insurance cover for ‘Trace & Access’.This cover will usually pay for water leak detection companies to locate your water leak.

Water Loss Solutions are very aware of the limitations and scope of Trace & Access cover and will advise and guide you through the process to try and make sure your claim is covered.

Upon completion we will provide you with a written report including photos and video which can be presented to your insurer to validate your claim.

We have completed thousands of insurance claim leak detection jobs and are happy to offer free telephone advice from the outset to assist with the claim process.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find a leak in my Central Heating System?

This depends largely on the layout of your heating system, size / shape of your home or property, and the build of your home or property. A typical heating system is made up of 3 key parts: the boiler, the radiators and the pipework connecting them. In most cases, each room in the property contains radiators and pipework, with pipework often being underfloor and inside/on the walls.

You can narrow the location down to some degree by understanding where in the system radiators start to lose pressure, or don’t heat. Whether you can then access and fix that leak depends on the factors above.

What if the heating leak is under floor? Can it be found and fixed?

In short, yes. Whether you can do that without the help of a central heating specialists depends on access, confidence and risk you’re prepared to take. Certain floor types, such as concrete floors or tiled floors, make access to underfloor piping more difficult. Our Tracer Gas and Acoustic Correlator equipment is designed to allow detection of the leak location without access.

My central heating is losing pressure, does that mean I have a leak?

Not in all cases, no. If you are constantly having to top up the pressure then there is a chance you have either a leak on your central heating system OR a fault on the boiler. We would always recommend you get your boiler inspected first, in our experience around 40% of our calls to leaks on central heating systems are not in fact water leaks but faults on the boiler.

What’s the cost of central heating leak repair?

There is no fixed overall price. The costing of detecting the leak on the central heating system is often easier because of the state-of-the-art equipment we use. There’s little intrusion or requirement to pull up floors etc. Ultimately though we need to come out and see the scenario to quote effectively. The cost of repair is largely dependant on the damage caused by the leak and the access available. Some of the cost can be covered under insurance. Find out more.

Highly recommend. Very professional, knowledgeable and highly skilled.

Highly recommend. Very professional, knowledgeable and highly skilled.
From start to finish a very good understanding of our needs. Found and repaired a mains leak under driveway. Very happy with complete service. Great guys.

Stuart C

(July 2020 - Google Review)

Water Loss Solutions
5
2020-08-28T10:25:42+01:00

Stuart C

(July 2020 - Google Review)

Highly recommend. Very professional, knowledgeable and highly skilled. From start to finish a very good understanding of our needs. Found and repaired a mains leak under driveway. Very happy with complete service. Great guys.

I would have no hesitation in recommending this company.

I cannot praise Nick enough for the work he did on my property.
His professionalism and attention to detail was excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company.

Pam Gilroy

(June 2020 - Google Review)

Water Loss Solutions
5
2020-08-28T10:31:33+01:00

Pam Gilroy

(June 2020 - Google Review)

I cannot praise Nick enough for the work he did on my property. His professionalism and attention to detail was excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company.

Friendly staff, reliable service and not too pricey either. Could not recommend them enough!

I had almost lost hope of sorting the damp problem in my guest room. Lots of failed attempts with various companies, lots of sleepless nights. After some research, I found Water Loss Solutions, made an appointment and after the engineer arrived, he identified and fixed the issue within an hour. Friendly staff, reliable service and not too pricey either. Could not recommend them enough!

Alice Watson

(March 2020 - Google Review)

Water Loss Solutions
5
2020-08-28T10:34:47+01:00

Alice Watson

(March 2020 - Google Review)

I had almost lost hope of sorting the damp problem in my guest room. Lots of failed attempts with various companies, lots of sleepless nights. After some research, I found Water Loss Solutions, made an appointment and after the engineer arrived, he identified and fixed the issue within an hour. Friendly staff, reliable service and not too pricey either. Could not recommend them enough!

I would not hesitate in recommending WLS.

Thanks to Lorraine in the office and Nick the Engineer who attended the property. Both very polite and very knowledgeable. The pinhole leak in the underfloor CH pipe was found by using Tracer Gas.

I would not hesitate in recommending WLS.

John Mclennan

(Sept 2019)

Water Loss Solutions
5
2020-08-28T10:38:25+01:00

John Mclennan

(Sept 2019)

Thanks to Lorraine in the office and Nick the Engineer who attended the property. Both very polite and very knowledgeable. The pinhole leak in the underfloor CH pipe was found by using Tracer Gas. I would not hesitate in recommending WLS.

Water loss solutions were out for less than two hours and located two separate leaks, amazing!!!

I had water loss solutions out to locate a leak in my flat as part of an insurance claim. They were the second company to attend after the first were here all day and unable to locate the leak. Water loss solutions were out for less than two hours and located two separate leaks, amazing!!! The staff member who attended was brilliant, very friendly and very knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you again water loss solutions, amazing job.

Stubble McCoil

(Sept 2019 - Google Review)

Water Loss Solutions
5
2020-08-28T10:39:53+01:00

Stubble McCoil

(Sept 2019 - Google Review)

I had water loss solutions out to locate a leak in my flat as part of an insurance claim. They were the second company to attend after the first were here all day and unable to locate the leak. Water loss solutions were out for less than two hours and located two separate leaks, amazing!!! The staff member who attended was brilliant, very friendly and very knowledgeable. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you again water loss solutions, amazing job.

From start to finish they made the process stress free

Could not fault the company in anyway, from start to finish they made the process stress free. The team who attended were amazing and really can't thank them enough. Would have no issue to recommend water loss to anyone.

Stuart Mitchell

(Sept 2019 - Google Review)

Water Loss Solutions
5
2020-08-28T10:41:55+01:00

Stuart Mitchell

(Sept 2019 - Google Review)

Could not fault the company in anyway, from start to finish they made the process stress free. The team who attended were amazing and really can't thank them enough. Would have no issue to recommend water loss to anyone.

A first class job and no complaints. Thanks again.

I am happy to say that the trace and access / repair was undertaken very professionally by the two technicians involved. A first class job and no complaints. Thanks again.

Patricia Wilson

(Aug 2019 - Google Review)

Water Loss Solutions
5
2020-08-28T10:43:14+01:00

Patricia Wilson

(Aug 2019 - Google Review)

I am happy to say that the trace and access / repair was undertaken very professionally by the two technicians involved. A first class job and no complaints. Thanks again.

Water Loss Solutions highly recommend

Water Loss Solutions highly recommend. Found a leak on my central heating system, new boiler was losing pressure every day it was a hard to find leak but engineer persevered and found it and fixed it no more drop in pressure. Not a lot of mess just the loss of one kitchen tile. Brill job.

Dianne Vasey

(5th March 2019)

Water Loss Solutions
5
2020-08-21T07:53:28+01:00

Dianne Vasey

(5th March 2019)

Water Loss Solutions highly recommend. Found a leak on my central heating system, new boiler was losing pressure every day it was a hard to find leak but engineer persevered and found it and fixed it no more drop in pressure. Not a lot of mess just the loss of one kitchen tile. Brill job.
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