Water leak detection

UK Leak Detection offer the UK’s first and only ‘no-find no-fee’ water leak detection service

We provide water leak detection and insurance assistance with the minimum of upheaval…

A water leak outside or on the ground floor can exist for a long time without detection.

Water mains and supply pipes can leak freely with no surface evidence or signs of damage; they slowly erode foundations and ultimately cause enormous damage to your home and can even spread to your neighbours property.

You might only be aware of a leak after receiving a high water bill or letter from your local water authority informing you of a suspected water leak.

The water authority regularly monitor at night to check for water loss with simple acoustic ‘listening sticks’ or use a monitoring device on your water meter called a ‘LeakFrog’.

UK Leak Detection can find these water leaks for you, we are award winners and are confident enough to say…

“If we don’t find it, you don’t pay for it”

We think this is pretty reasonable! We are the first and only in the industry confident enough to offer leak detection to most domestic customers on this ‘no find – no fee’ basis that other leak detection companies cannot compete with.

If applicable, we also help with presenting your insurance claim and in getting your home restored and repaired from any water leak damage or from accessing and repairing the leak.

Our leak detection is often refundable by your buildings insurance under ‘Trace & Access’ and ‘escape of water’ becoming effectively a free leak detection service.

Using non-invasive leak detection methods and the latest technologies, our qualified & experienced leak detection engineers will identify and locate your water leak.

Have a read of our technology page to see the tools and methods we will use to find your leak.

Alternatively if you have been issued a water leak notice that you think is wrong. We can prove that no leak is present and that the leak was in fact something like a night functioning washing machine, bathroom trip or pool supply top-up. you can provide a professional rebuttal to their insistence you have a leak.

Call UK Leak Detection now on 0800 228 9000

Pipe Leak

Locating hidden pipes

Thermal imaging (thermography)

Initially we would use a Thermal Imaging Camera to possibly identify pipe locations buried within the building structure i.e. walls, concrete, cavities etc.

These cameras are non-invasive and show differences in the surface temperature allowing us to identify where the under floor heating leak is coming from with minimal disruption to you and your property.

Water Leak Detection

Acoustic Leak Detection

Acoustic leak detection

Acoustic leak detection, finds a leak using ultra sensitive microphones, which ‘listen’ for leak sounds that are generated through the damaged pipe work.

Our software can differentiate between leak generated sounds and background sound contamination.

Water Leak Detection

Trace Gas Detection

Trace gas leak detection equipment

Trace Gas is non-toxic and does not harm any pipe work or the environment and is used to detect leaks on all pipework, including under floor heating systems.

This specialist gas is pressurised through the pipes and makes its way to the surface, where it escapes allowing us to detect your leak with our gas detector. This allows us to locate your leak to a specific area, even under concrete; we use this method on heating systems for its accuracy.

These are non-invasive techniques and do not cause any damage to your property.

Correlation Leak Detection

Correlation Equipment

Leak Noise Correlation

Correlators are powerful electronic devices to locate leaks on pressured pipes, where the rough location of the leak is unknown and the distances are relatively high. Two sensors are placed in contact with the pipe on both sides of the suspected leak. Those sensors record and transmit the sound by radio to the processing unit. Mathematical algorithms are used to determine the exact location of certain noise profiles (such as hissing leak sound) on the pipe, by correlating thenoises that reach both sensors and measuring the difference it takes to travel on the pipe from the leak location to each sensor.

Benefits of using UK Leak Detection:

  • Carried out on a ‘no-find no-fee’ basis*
  • Assistance with insurance claims
  • Non-destructive leak detection
  • Keep costs at a minimum
  • Stop high water bills
  • Minimize property damage and disruption
  • Provide photographic reports

We can locate water leaks internally under:

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

We can locate water leaks externally under:

  • Concrete
  • Tarmac
  • Gravel
  • Grass or turfed areas
  • Soil and scalping

Call UK Leak Detection now on 0800 228 9000

Water leak detection can identify and stop further damage to you home. This is an example of a water leak found in a bathroom.

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