Leak Detection Specialists - Using Latest Ultrasonic Technology
Water leaks can be a major stress, that can cause significant damage and result in major water loss.
Years of experience, has shown us that leaks are notoriously difficult and finding the source can be like looking for a needle in a haystack.
As water can easily travel more often than not, the actual problem is no where near where the leak is presenting.
How Do We Diagnose Leaks?
As water leaks can cost hundreds of dollars a day, this is why we have invested heavily in the latest state of the ultrasonic technology, so that we can efficiently locate hidden water leaks and find a solution with minimal disruption.
Our Sewerin A200 leak detector, works on the principle that all water leaks in a pipe produce sounds. Electronic leak detection equipment use microphones, digital amplifiers and filters to amplify the sound of the moving water, so the leaking pipe can be identified.
The sound of pressure escaping from a broken pipe, varies depending on type of pipe, location and amount of water escaping. Once the leaking pipe is found, the pressure in the line can be modified to create a specific sound so that our highly trained plumbers can then pinpoint the exact location of the leak.
Signs You May Have a Leak
It is not unusual to not even know you have a burst pipe, however there are some tell tale signs that should ring an alarm bell.
1. Your carpet or tiles may be damp or wet, this is typical in areas that join a laundry or bathroom.
2. Paint flaking or bubbling for no reason is a warning sign.
3. Are there musty smells and is mould starting to appear in places.
4. Can you hear a hissing sound behind a wall or in a ceiling?
5. Have you experienced a sudden drop in water pressure?
6. Is water starting to appear in a place like a ceiling light fitting?
What to do if you get an unexpected large water bill?
An unexpected large water bill means a high probability of a water leak…you can check by looking at the black dial on your water meter. If it moves when all water appliances are turned off, then water is escaping at some point..
Alternatively…carry out the following steps.
1. Locate your water meter. It will be between the curb and your home.Take the measurement on your water meter, then immediately turn off all taps. Don’t use any water using fixtures, i.e dishwasher, washing machine and do not flush the toilet.
2. For best results, leave the home for a couple of hours. Make sure no water is used during your test period.
3.After the test period, re-read the meter again.
4. If there is a change in the reading – then you have a leak!!
If this is the case we recommend that you call a plumber as a matter of urgency to arrange an urgent inspection and repair