Leak Detection – Water Leak
Leak detection for leaks from plumbing (supply pipes, drainage, rainwater pipes, etc) or from the external environment (through the roof, walls, building junctions, etc) is how we get to the bottom of elusive and destructive water leaks. Water leaks can be subtle or very obvious. Sometimes detecting a leak is as simple as having a little look! However, when the pipe is burried or hidden, or when the roof is high up/ inaccessible or covered with plant equipment or decking, it can be a real nightmare. The longer you leave it, the worse the water damage can get and the more expensive the remedial works. Leak detection doesn’t always have to be invasive. At Building Response we specialise in primary non-destructive leak detection. We are highly skilled and qualified thermal imaging and ultrasound technicians. Using thermal imaging, ultrasound, density measurement tools, and calibrated damp mapping equipment, we can swiftly non-destructively detect the point or points where water has been ingressing. We would then put together a plan (including the necessary risk assessment and method statement) for the action required to fix the point from which water has been lose or through where it has been entering. At Building Response Ltd, we undertake Leak Detection using the most technologically advanced non-invasive methods available to the industry, for the purpose of accurately locating hidden leaks. Through our time-tested processes of Leak Detection (Without Destruction), you will save time and money by incurring minimal disruption to your property.
Non-Destructive Leak Detection
As you can see from the images on this page, we love to use thermal imaging to map damp when undertaking leak detection surveys. Thermal imaging, if used properly is a brilliant tool for working out the path that water took to get to where it manifested. The darker colours in the thermal images in this pages map cold; colder areas in internal thermal images help us map damp due to wetter areas being better conductors of heat energy. A wet patch is often denser than its surroundings meaning it will take longer to change temperature and thus will stand out in a thermal image facilitating the tracing of the water back to the point from which it came. This is especially helpful when investigating roof leaks, central heating leaks, under floor heating leaks, or tracing pipes hidden in concrete. Ultrasound and density mapping tools send a pulse or signal out into the material, and the faster it comes back, the denser the area the unit is pressed against. The density helps us map damp by producing patterns that allow us to work our way back to the point or area through which the water was lost. This is non-destructive leak detection as its best. Of course, we offer the usual gas tracing (nitrogen), vibration assessment, and acoustics services also.
How much does a leak detection survey cost? Leak detection price.
That really does depend on where the property is situated and whether you want us to undertake a non-destructive leak detection survey or invasive/ destructive leak detection survey. Also, whether we are required to work at height (up on a roof for example), whether we need two operatives or more, harnesses, a cherry picker, scaffolding… We have fixed minimum call out charges for a basic non-destructive thermal imaging and ultrasound leak detection survey and report, and then from that point onwards, our fees increased depending on the additional requirements for the survey. To get an accurate quote, email email@example.com with your full property address, name and contact telephone number, and we can usually have a tailored letter headed quote in your email inbox within the hour. We offer same day response where available, with reports produced within 12-24 hours upon request. For the best leak detection service, contact us today; we are experienced, qualified, skilled, and enjoy what we do. Importantly, even if only one operative attends, we are tight team and always work together to ensure you receive the best possible leak detection outcome and further action advice.