Heating Leak Detection

Loss of boiler pressure or heating not working?

If you regularly need to add water to keep boiler or heating pressure up; this is a sign that there is a leak on your central heating system or boiler.

Accurate heating leak detection is key to stop damage to your home, the boiler and heating system.

You might think that it is just an inconvenience…but a leak will cause permanent damage to your home, heating system and boiler.

Heating Leak

UK Leak Detection have skilled engineers to find heating leaks without damaging your home, even through solid concrete!

Most building insurance includes ‘Trace & Access’ for technical heating leak detection this effectively becomes free leak detection as they will refund our charge back to you.

Often the greatest fear is not the leak, but the damage and disruption caused in fixing the leak and the cost of restoration works to restore your home back to ‘pre leak’ condition.

We have partners in place to deal with any building  insurance claim that arises from having a leak that has damaged your home. Their service liaises with your insurance and provides all the works required to restore your home. 

Please note that due to the complexity of heating systems and boilers and that these are often contaminated with rust and leak seal, we do not carry out heating leak detection on a ‘no find – no fee’ basis.

The heating system is filled with a rust preventative known as ‘inhibitor’, when your boiler pressure drops due to a heating leak, the system is topped up with water diluting this inhibitor.

The more it is refilled the more the inhibitor is diluted, until it cannot stop the central heating system from rusting.

Rust forming inside radiator from heating leak

Rust forming inside radiator from heating leak

Radiators rapidly rust causing blockages, eventually radiators rust through causing a very expensive repair. In cold weather a lack of heating can cause a burst pipe adding insult to injury…

Pipe blocked due to rust from heating leak

Pipe blocked due to rust from heating leak

The use of leak seal is never a permanent and the sealant attaches to the rust and compounds the problem.

Random lifting or digging up floors in a ‘lucky dip’ attempt to find a central heating leak adds costs and damage often into the thousands, but it does not need to be this hard!

Quickly undertaking accurate heating leak detection will halt the damage to the system and your home. We are experienced in dealing with finding these leaks, providing reports that can then ensure you have the basis for an insurance claim if required.

You can read more on the causes of boiler pressure dropping and diagnosis here

Benefits of UK Leak Detection:

  • Non-destructive leak detection
  • Help with insurance claims
  • Keep costs at a minimum
  • Stop high water bills
  • Minimize property damage and disruption
  • Provide photographic reports

We can locate water leaks under:

  • Concrete flooring
  • Wooden flooring
  • Laminate flooring
  • Amtico or Vinyl flooring
  • Ceramic or vinyl tiled floors
  • Lino flooring
  • Rugs and Decorative coverings
  • Carpeted floors

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Call us now on 0800 228 9000 to book your Central Heating leak detection.