Tuesday, 10 May 2016

How to check for a water mains leak.

If you have a leak on your supply pipe, it is your responsibility if you are the property owner to ensure that the leak is repaired promptly. There are a number of simple checks you can do to check whether you have a leak:

  • Do you hear water running down a drain when no water is being used in the property?
  • Can you hear water hissing or the sound of running water when there is no water being used in the property?
  • Has your water pressure suddenly stopped?
  • Do you have a damp patch in the garden, driveway, or anywhere on your land during dry weather?
  • Is one particular patch of the lawn always green no matter how dry the weather?
  • Are your water meter readings higher than usual?
  • Are you receiving higher water bills?
If you have a water meter, make sure that no water is being used in the property and that all taps are turned off, then simply look at the meter  for a couple of minutes. None of the dials should move. If they do then there may be a leak on the supply pipe.

What to do next .......

Call LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd tel: 0344 809 4968 for a free Leak Detection Survey quotation.  Leak Detection is a non destructive solution to accurately locate hidden water leaks using specialised Leak Detection equipment coupled with experienced Leak Detection engineers.

For more information please visit our website www.leakdetectionspecialists.co.uk.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Leak Detection Engineer Job Vacancies

Leak Detection Specialists are currently recruiting Leak Detection Engineers.

We are the UK's leading Leak Detection Specialists providing a high standard of service to our clients. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a successful team of leak detection engineers and to be trained by the best in the industry.

We are looking for someone to join our team of Leak Detection Engineers who is dedicated to this demanding yet rewarding position. Who is self motivated, conscientious and enthusiastic about their work with good organisational and communication skills.

A Leak Detection Engineer is responsible for carrying out day to day leak detection activities  successfully finding water leaks for customers in both Domestic and Commercial properties throughout the UK.

For more details and to apply for the position as a Leak Detection Engineer download our Application Form and Job description from our website http://www.leakdetectionspecialists.co.uk/recruitment.htm.

Good luck!

Friday, 6 March 2015

Finding a water leak on a Fire Ring Main

Fire Water Ring Main 

Where a number of fire hydrants are required because of the area of the premises to be covered, the mains supplying these systems should be in the form of a ring main to form a complete circuit of the site. Isolating valves should be incorporated in the system so that sections of the ring main can be isolated to enable repairs to be carried out.

Leak Detection Case Study at Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant.

How the plant works :

The straw is burned in a boiler to produce high temperature, high pressure steam, which is used to drive the steam turbine generator. The steam drives the turbine’s rotor, which in turn generates electricity that is then fed into the national grid. The spent steam is collected and condensed into water before being channelled back into the boiler to start the cycle again. There is between 30-60 lorry loads of straw delivered every day to site to keep the process moving. The process is virtually carbon neutral because the combustion of the straw only releases the carbon dioxide that the wheat absorbed from the atmosphere during its growth.

The process offsets the equivalent CO2 levels which otherwise would have been released from burning fossil fuels to generate the same amount of electricity. Overall, this reduces the UK’s carbon emissions by over 150,000 tonnes of CO2 per annum.

Sustainable Fuel

The plant’s technology means it can only combust clean biomass and in this case it will burn straw, a by-product of wheat production, which is available in abundance in the UK; indeed Government estimates suggest that there are 3 million tonnes of surplus straw in the east of the country.

Annually the plant will combust 240,000 tonnes of straw, which will be sourced within a 50 mile radius with the majority from farms within a 30-mile radius of the plant.

The Problem

Leak Detection Specialists were contacted regarding a possible leak on the fire ring main. They suspected a possible leak due to the jockey pump topping up the pressure constantly in the mains around every 90-100 seconds all day every day. The PVC plastic pipe work on the fire ring main runs approximately  600-700 meters in length going all the way around the site with a diameter of 10inch.

The Solution

LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd offer a leak detection service providing a non-destructive solution to finding leaks in any pipe work and are the UK's No. 1 in Commercial and Industrial Leak Detection. LDS utilise specialist equipment coupled with our engineers technical expertise to locate hidden leaks  quickly with minimal disruption to your business preventing shutdowns and saving your business money. We specialise in finding leaks in Fire Ring Mains and a Leak Detection Survey for the site was booked at their earliest convenience.

Finding The Leak

On arrival, our L.D.S engineers attended the required inductions for the site and were given plans of the site and pipe work.  Due to the amount of pipe work to be checked our engineers set about narrowing down the leak to a smaller more manageable section. Using various leak detection testing methods our engineers were able to narrow down the leak to 1 smaller section of pipe work (around 150m). To accurately pinpoint the leak to an even smaller area (0.75 sq metres) our engineers would need to carry out a tracer gas survey. On the day of our leak detection survey the plant was running and for insurance reasons the fire ring main could not be shut down completely and so it was arranged that our engineers would return on a day when the plant was on 'shut down' for maintenance.

Day Of 'Shut Down': Our engineers returned to site on the agreed day of the plant shut down to carry out a leak detection tracer gas survey to the smaller section of pipe they had found previously found to have the suspected leakage. The tracer gas survey was carried out and an area of leakage was located in this section. The area was marked up ready for the excavation and repair to take place.

The Result

Since L.D.S. Leak Detection Specialists Ltd completed the survey and located the leak, the area has been excavated and the leak has been repaired. The pressure on the fire ring main is now holding confirming the leak was found and repaired saving a lot of unnecessary water and money being wasted. L.D.S. Ltd have now visited the site on two separate occasions and both times have located the leak in different sections of the pipe work.


Leak Detection Specialists offer a professional non destructive leak detection service and have a 99% success rate of finding leaks accurately due to our skilled engineers and various methods of leak detection techniques used. We have engineers all over the UK enabling us to provide a fast response. As a trusted partner of major insurance companies, plumbers and property owners we have helped thousands of people by finding leaks quickly and cost effectively, with minimal disruption. We are insurance approved for all 'trace & access' claims.

Enquiries and Bookings Tel: 0844 809 4968

Visit our website for more Information: www.leakdetectionspecialists.co.uk

Sunday, 1 March 2015

The Benefits of Leak Detection

The Benefits of using LEAK DETECTION SPECIALISTS The Benefits of
The Benefits of our
99% success rate in locating leaks Non Destructive Solution National UK Coverage
UK's leading Leak Detection Specialists Accurately locates the leak to 1 square metre Professional Customer Service throughout
National UK Coverage Reduces your water bill Various methods used to accurately locate the leak
Highly Experienced Engineers in Leak Detection Prevents further damage to your property Courteous and Informative Engineers
Equipped with the latest technology Saves you potentially thousands of pounds Full written report with photos
Excellent customer service Avoids large scale excauvations Advice and recommendations
Fast Response Minimal disruption and prevents shutdown
Insurance approved

No hidden costs

With all these Benefits you can see why more people are chosing
Leak Detection Specialists to find their leaks.

The UK's leading Leak Detection Company
Call LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd now to find your leak
Tel: 0844 809 4968

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Leak Detection Specialists

UK's No 1 Leak Detection Company

We pride ourselves on being ‘The Best’ in the industry having a 99% success rate of locating hidden leaks. LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd offer a leak detection service providing a non-destructive solution to finding leaks in any pipe work. Leak Detection Specialists utilise specialist equipment coupled with our engineers technical expertise to locate hidden leaks quickly and accurately, saving both time and money. We have engineers all over the UK enabling us to provide a fast response and offer International Leak Detection Services.

Leak Detection Specialists are dedicated to providing an unsurpassed
Leak Detection Service to everyone .....

Home Owner
Facilities and Property Management Companies

Visit  www.leakdetectionspecialists.co.uk for more information.

Call LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd NOW to find your leak!

 Tel: 0844 809 4968


Friday, 27 February 2015

Leak Detection Testimonials 2015




Our customers depend on us to provide reliable, professional customer service. We do our best to meet and exceed their high standards. Here's what just some of  our customers say about our team so far in 2015.

Christine Pickering, Oxford
"I just wanted to let you know that I was delighted with Barry and Howard this morning, they arrived on time, and there obvious expertise was second to none. "

Keith Brown, Norwich
"Bernie was fantastic. Very agreeable despite having to collect/return keys from another location, and being given wrong ones! And was thorough, knowledgeable and communicative. His standard of service was much appreciated. "

Nicole Sabine, London
"Thanks so much. Bernie was an absolute star. And I filled out the survey accordingly. Thank you too Claudine for your help! "

Judy Bell, Cumbria
"Brett was punctual, courteous and knowledgeable. He identified the problem and dealt with it, which I did not expect. I anticipated that I would have to call a plumber/other professional once the leak was identified. I appreciate that a plumber is required to deal with the minor matter. I would recommend and thank Brett for his help, expertise and advice on a semi related matter regarding my boiler. Very professional. Thank you. Excellent service. "

Mike Smith, Ascot
"Highly recommended. "

Trevor Brown, Suffolk
"Russell was very professional, most courteous, quietly got on with it and found it. One could not ask for anything more. First Class. "

Mark Davies, Luton
"Excellent service thank you, would recommend. "

Andrew Smith, Dorking
"Please pass our thanks to Mark & Colleague. The leak has now been fixed and reservoir back to normal level."

Keith Brown, Norwich
"First time I have used LDS but I would again without hestitation and will be recommeding Russell contacted me twice whilst he was on site and he came over as being very professional and knowledgable LDS to my colleagues."

Derek Hancock, East Kilbride
"Without the use of your company I would have had to embark on pulling up every floorboard in my house, meaning lots of stress and mess. As it transpired, my leak was detected in the cavity wall of my home, where the central heating pipe goes through the wall. It was found by emptying my system and filling with tracer gas. I am glad I used yourselves and you found it in half a day without the need for hiring a plumber and joiner who would have turned my house upside down and never found anything as the leak was actually in the wall. Got npower out to replace the pipe and all has been ok for 3 days now. Thanks LDS. Highly recommended and appreciated. Oh, and I was covered through my Buildings Insurance for trace and access."

JAMES ETHERINGTON, Image Contracts, London
"I would and have already recommended LDS to other contractors /customers. "

Sylvia Amos, Hallow, Worcestershire
"Very pleasant and professional."

Anne Bacon, Hemel Hempstead
"Very pleased with the service and engineer, thank you. "

Steve Smith, Torquay
"Thank you for the great job that your guys did this morning, they found the leak and it is holding pressure. "

For more LDS customer testimonials please visit our website http://www.leakdetectionspecialists.co.uk/testimonials.htm

Friday, 25 July 2014

LDS have been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor

Press Release

Top Safety Accreditation for LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd
National business LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd has been awarded accreditation from Safecontractor for its commitment to achieving excellence in health and safety.
Safecontractor is a leading third party accreditation scheme which recognises very high standards in health and safety management amongst UK contractors.
Employing 12 people, LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd is principally involved in the Engineering sector, specialising in leak detection in domestic and commercial properties throughout the UK. LDS’s most recent clients have included major players such as Interserve, LAS Claims, NHS, British Aerospace, Nuclear Power Stations, Holiday Parks and many more.
The company’s application for Safecontractor accreditation was driven by the need for a uniform standard across the business.

" LDS prides itself on achieving and maintaining first class health and safety standards for both its customers and staff. To have accreditation gives us the reassurance that our working practices have been approved by safecontractor's rigorous assessment and auditing procedures.
Upholding health, safety and welfare standards in leak detection is a major priority for LDS. We endeavour to show our customers that company policies and procedures are the best in the industry and accreditation to safecontractor provides independent verification of this" Mrs L Hannington, Director at LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd.

Safecontractor accreditation will enhance the company’s ability to attract new contracts and its commitment to safety will be viewed positively by its insurers when the company liability policy is up for renewal.
Safecontractor is applicable to most sectors although it is particularly relevant to food manufacture, property, facilities management, retail and leisure sectors, all of which are big users of contracted services.
John Kinge, technical director of Safecontractor said, "Major organisations simply cannot afford to run the risk of employing contractors who are not able to prove that they have sound health and safety policies in place."
"More companies need to understand the importance of adopting good risk management in the way that LDS has done. The firm’s high standard has set an example which hopefully will be followed by other companies within the sector. Safecontractor plays a vital role in supporting our clients in meeting their compliance needs, whilst working with their contractors as they progress through the accreditation process.”
Under the Safecontractor scheme, businesses undergo a vetting process which examines health and safety procedures and their track record for safe practice. Those companies meeting the high standard are included on a database, which is accessible to registered users only via a website.
Client-organisations who sign up to the scheme can access the database, enabling them to vet potential contractors before they even set foot on site. These clients agree that, as users of the scheme, they will engage only those who have received accreditation.
Over 210 major, nation-wide businesses, from several key sectors, have signed up to use the scheme when selecting contractors for services such as building, cleaning, maintenance, refurbishment or electrical and mechanical work.

For further information contact:
Lisa Hannington, LDS Director
LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd
Tel: 0844 809 4968

For further information about the Safecontractor scheme, contact:
Tammy James
029 2026 6750