Leak Detection in Domestic Properties
Leak Detection in domestic properties can be tricky. Often there are tell-tale water stains on ceilings or walls that can help locate the water loss problem, but not always. As a leak detection specialist company we have both the experience and the equipment to help detect water leaks in your domestic property, with the minimum of fuss.
Bathroom and shower leaks
Showers and bathrooms are the biggest cause of water leaks in domestic properties, with poorly fitted shower trays and degraded silicon seals and grout often being the cause.
A common problem with many modern bathrooms is the recent tendency to have the walls and floor fully tiled. This makes access and investigation extremely difficult, particularly when trying to minimise damage, unless the correct leak detection equipment is used.
“A common problem with many modern bathrooms is the recent tendency to have the walls and floor fully tiled, making investigative access more difficult.”
Central Heating and Under Floor Water Leaks
In the absence of any visible signs of an underfloor water leak, the first indication you have a water leak is often a loss of pressure on your boiler. Trying to locate the exact position of central heating water leaks requires a combination of expertise and the right equipment.
We use a variety of equipment to locate these leaks under the floor, with our focus being to be as non-invasive as possible to minimise costs and damage. Our technology works on a number of floor types, including:
- CONCRETE SLABBED FLOORS
- WOODEN FLOORS
- CARPETED FLOORS
- VINYL FLOORS
- AMTICO FLOORS
- CERAMIC FLOORS
“We use a variety of equipment to locate these leaks under the floor, with our focus being to be as non-invasive as possible to minimise costs and damage.”
Underground Water Leak Detection
If you have a water meter fitted or your Water Authority has said you have a water leak on your underground supply pipe then you could easily be losing thousands of litres of water a day without knowing it.
The potential damage from underground water leaks, to the domestic property foundations and footings, are high. Land slump can also be an outcome.
In many domestic properties, core supply pipes are located under tarmac driveways, mono-block drives, grass gardens etc, making access to detect the water leak challenging.
Our domestic leak detection equipment allows us to investigate and find underground water leaks, regardless of what’s above it, without the need for diggers and multiple holes.
“Our domestic leak detection equipment allows us to investigate and find underground water leaks without the need for diggers and multiple holes.”
Insurance Policy Trace & Access Cover
Most domestic insurance policies now have generous provision to pay for water leak detection in domestic properties, or ‘Trace & Access Cover’ as it’s known in the industry.
Once we have found your leak we will take photos and videos and supply a full report sufficient for you to submit to your insurer.
This could help you recover a large portion, if not all, of your the leak repair costs associated with our work.
“Our domestic leak detection report could help you recover a significant portion of any follow up repair costs.”