Pipe Location

We are specialists at tracing water pipes and finding water leaks. Whether underground outside, or under concrete or wooden floors indoors, we have invested in some of the best water pipe location equipment available in the industry.  Every van is equipped with over £20,000 of Hi-tech equipment to help find your water pipes, detect and fix water leaks and find drain pipe defects.

As part of locating pipes, we typically use a combination of equipment including Signal generators, Pipe Knockers, Tracer reels and Drainage cameras.

Pipe Locating
Underground Leak Detection Equipment
We have invested heavily in the latest pipe locating equipment to ensure we can track and trace pipework both indoors and outdoors, with minimal disruption.

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How do you locate an underground water pipe?

Utility Tracing and Pipe Locating are methods used to accurately find underground water pipes such as mains water supply pipes, underground drain pipes, electric cables and gas pipes.

It allows us to collect accurate data which aids us in many ways, such as detecting leaks on underground water pipes, locating blockages within an underground drain pipe, locating a hidden septic tank, mapping of field drains and ensuring a site is clear of underground service before any excavation work is carried out.

Whether it by conductive metallic or non conductive plastic piping, our investment in pipe tracing equipment allows us a high level of accuracy in our investigations

Signal Generator

Signal Generators

A signal generator is connected to a conductive material such as copper pipe with a secondary cable earthed into the ground through an earthing spike.

Once connected the signal generator sends a pre-selected frequency signal through the line allowing us to track and find the underground pipe with the use of a Signal Receiver.

Our equipment allows us to adjust our signals from 0.01 hz through 200 khz, giving us the ability to track long distance underground pipes with high frequencies or short distance at low frequencies.

Combophone Knocker

Comophone knocker

The combophone knocker is effective on all non conductive materials like Alkathene or MDPE water supply lines and pipes where little access is available.

The knocker is a battery powered unit which straps around the water pipe and works like a small piston, driving out a metal shaft which knocks against the water pipe, which in turn sends out a heartbeat like sound along the pipe.

Our ground microphones are able to listen for that heartbeat like sound and follow it along the presumed pipeline, allowing us to trace the line from point A to Point B with high accuracy.

Glass Fibre Reel

Glass Fibre Reel

The glass fibre reel is a highly effective and accurate way of tracing a service line like non conductive mains water supply pipes, drainage or even service ducting from as small as 15mm.

The reel is inserted and fed continuously into the line, while a signal receiver unit, is used to track the reel by via the sonde attached to the reel head.

This provides high accuracy in finding the path of the service and its depth.

CCTV Drain Camera

CCTV Drain Camera

The CCTV Drain camera is a camera attached to a 70 meter fiber optic reel with a sonde at its head.

This serves a dual purpose within the drainage sector, we able to visually see what is going on below ground and at the same time trace the line of the service pipe.

This provides for great accuracy in locating the pipe defect, digging down and final repairs, all helping to reduce overall costs.

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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
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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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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 you find underground plastic PVC pipes

Plastic is not a good conductor of sound or electricity. This makes our job harder but not impossible, if the preferred options of signal generators and tracer reels isn’t working we can also go to the ‘Water Knocker’, this is a thumper which strikes the pipe and sends a shudder down the water in the pipe, which we can then detect

Can you find underground water and drain pipes under concrete?

Yes, the same principles apply regardless of the covering. We have found underground water and drain pipes over two metres down and under one metre of concrete in the past

How do you find my underground water pipe?

We use a range of equipment such as tracer reels, utility trackers and signal generators. All of which allows us to find underground water and drain pipes by the use of electrical signals

Can you provide me with a sketch of my water and drain pipe positions?

Yes, we will provide a sketch of the locations of all pipes we locate. This will not be to scale but will be very beneficial for almost any purpose