Sunday, 16 December 2012

Leak Detection Specialists water leak emergencies

With last month being a record breaking month, December is proving to be a very busy too. Our Leak Detection engineers have carried out Leak Detection Surveys for many home water leak emergencies throughout the UK, enabling our customers to have central heating and water for Christmas.

Finding a water leak in your home can cause even more stress at this time of the year, with Christmas only 9 days away, it's the last thing you need to be faced with. A leak detection survey can save you money, time and unnecessary stress and if you are covered for 'Trace & Access' on your home insurance you will be able to claim this expense back.

Our Leak Detection Engineers are working even harder to visit all water leak emergencies before Christmas so you can relax and enjoy the festivities. Leak Detection engineers are dedicated to you the customer and have all the qualifications, equipment and experience in the industry to find water leaks quickly and accurately.

We have Leak Detection engineers employed by us all over the country enabling us to provide a fast response. In some cases, we have been able to carry our leak detection surveys on the day of the enquiry.

Leak Detection Specialists will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

There is still time before Christmas to book a Leak Detection Survey, simply call our receptionist who will book the nearest available date Tel: 0844 809 4968.

Leak Detection Specialists wish all our customers are very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.


Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Water leaks in Winter

Winter is a vey busy time of the year for us at Leak Detection Specialists. In November our leak detection engineers successully found 160 water leaks from Central Heating water leaks to mains water leaks.

One of the major factors in water main breaks or water leaks in winter is caused by frost, especially in rigid piping materials. The major cause of the problem is when the frost exerts pressure on the pipes causing them to flex. If the frost protection provided is insufficient for exceptional freezing conditions, or the premises are left unoccupied or without adequate heating, damage and leakage can often be avoided by shutting off the water supply and draining the system before the onset of freezing. A frozon pipe actually bursts (spilts open) when it freezes due to the expansion of water changing to ice, it is only when it thaws out that we realise it has burst by seeing the water leak out.

Sometimes there will be visible evidence of a water leak such as dampness, water stains and actually water,  however in other cases there is no evidence apart from a very high water bill!

Our Leak Detection Specialists engineers use leak detection equipment and variety of leak detection methods to accurately find leaks.  These methods of finding a water leak do not require any evacation work to find the leak. Thermal Imaging cameras detect hot spots, acoustic sticks listen and record sounds and tracer gas is inserted into water pipes. Using a variety of leak detection methods our skilled leak detection engineers are able to accurately pinpoint the leak to 1 square meter.

We have a 99% success rate in finding water leaks and take pride in our customer service. To read what our customers are saying about our leak detection surveys see our customer testimonials.

If you think you have a water leak then telephone us now at Leak Detection Specialists 0844 809  4968.



Saturday, 17 November 2012

Leak Detection Specialists find more water leaks!

Our Leak Detection engineers continue to save customers money by finding their water leaks.

Last week we found a total of 31 water leaks and already this week is booking up fast. Leak Detection Engineers found water leaks in properties located in Stoke-on-Trent, Ilford, Axminister, Wisbech, London, Norwich, Bridgend, Norfolk, Burnley, Manchester, Woodbridge and many more places in the UK.

Our leak detection engineers located a water leak within an hour at a school in St Helens Merseyside which other companies failed to find. So it's not surprising that customers are choosing Leak Detection Specialists to find their leaks. Our leak detection engineers aren't just plumbers they are highly qualified with many years experience in finding water leaks.

Leak Detection Specialists engineers also located a water leak on a one hundred year old pipe in a beautiful church in Sunderland.
 
It's important to us as a company that we find your water leak, our leak detection engineers work really hard to locate your water leak to 1 square meter, so any excavation is to a minimum when the pipes are repaired. With our 99% success rate of finding your water leaks Leak Detection Specialists Ltd are saving you money on your high water bills and also keeping your repair costs down.
 
If you think you have a water leak no matter how big or small your property is, Leak Detection Specialists will find it. To book a leak detection engineer contact us on Tel: 0844 809 4968 . Delaying booking a leak detection engineer will only let the problem escalate causing more damage to your home or business.
 
 

Friday, 9 November 2012

A busy week for Leak Detection Specialists !

Wow, what a busy week for Leak Detection Specialists Ltd . Last week, Leak Detection Specialists found 30 water leaks however this week our leak detection engineers have been working even harder to find 39 water leaks!

With home owners and businesses switching on their central heating systems due to the colder weather we have been inundated with phone calls regarding water leaks and our leak detection services.

Our highly trained leak detection engineers have successfully found water leaks all over the country this week in Dorset, Sussex, Cornwall, Hampshire, London, Bristol, Norwich, Sheffield, Lincoln, Yorkshire, Birmingham, Colchester, Altringham, Orpington and many more places across the UK.

At Leak Detection Specialists all our engineers are employed by ourselves and have many years experience in finding water leaks. We have skilled leak detection engineers all over the country waiting for your call to find your water leak.

Call us now Tel: 0844 809 4968 to book a Leak Detection Survey carried out by our engineers using specialised leak detection equipment to carry out various methods to pinpoint the water leak to 1 square meter with minimum disruption to your property.

Leak Detection Specialists are registered with the Water Industy, Gas Safe, OFTEC, IPHE and are committed to CSCS Gold award.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

10 Reasons to choose Leak Detection Specialists Ltd



10 Reasons to choose Leak Detection Specialists Ltd to find your water leaks:
  • Excellent Customer Service
  • 99% Success rate in finding leaks
  • Highly qualified & trained Leak Detection Engineers
  • Modern 'State of the Art' Leak Detection Equipment used
  • National Coverage providing a fast response
  • Prefered supplier for Insurance companies
  • We have found leaks other leak detection companies have failed to find
  • Written Survey Reports with photographic evidence & recommendations 
  • Leak detection is a non destructive solution
  • Recent customer survey shows 100% customer satisfaction.
So you can see why customers are choosing Leak Detection Specialists Ltd to find their leaks. We are one of the original Leak Detection Companies in the UK offering National coverage to both Domestic and Commercial Properties.

Call Leak Detection Specialists Ltd now to book a leak detection engineer or just have a chat about your water leak, we are happy to help Tel: 0844 809 4968.

Leak Detection Specialists Ltd pride themselves in being 'the best' in the industry.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Leak Detection : Signs of water leaks and precautions

LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd  are experts in finding all water leaks.
 
You may have already noticed some signs of a water leak, for example the noise of water even when nothing is being used, a reduction in pressure at the cold kitchen tap, a patch of greener grass in your front lawn or a damp patch on tarmac. Apart from the obvious signs of leakage there are a few useful pointers:
  • Are you receiving high water bills?
  • Is there a loss of water pressure and flow rate?
  • Is there a discolouration in the supply water?
  • Are the tanks continually running in the loft?
  • Central heating: Is there a repeated loss of system pressure on a combi boiler?
       
Points to remember.
  1. Know where the isolation points are i.e. the stop taps internal and external.
  2. Check that its operational and accessible.
  3. Ensure that pipes are well insulated and isolated or drained down if no longer required.
  4. Lag all exposed pipework. Have your boiler routinely serviced.
  5. Have your cylinder, room and radiator thermostats set to reasonable temperatures.
  6. Check condensate pipes from your boiler if the pipe freezes your boiler may fail to operate.
  7.  
Unfortunately your water supplier is not responsible for water pipes on your property and cannot pinpoint the exact location of the leak. You will need to employ a qualified contractor to detect the leak for you (Also known as Leak Detection), this is the service which we supply at LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd.

At LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd will accurately locate your water leak quickly and cost effectively with minimal disruption and damage to your property. We pride ourselves on being 'The Best' in the industry, Leak Detection Specialists has a 99% success rate in locating leaks and is one of the original leak detection companies.

Leak Detection Specialists have engineers all over the country enabling us to provide a fast response.

Leak Detection is the only solution, if there is a leak we will find it saving you money, time and unnecessary stress.

Contact LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd for help and advise Tel: 0844 809 4968

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Leak Detection Testimonials

We at Leak Detection Specialists  pride ourselves on being 'The Best' in the industry. Leak Detection Specialists have a 99% success rate in locating leaks due to our engineers using more than one method of  leak detection to confirm and accurately identify your water leak.

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 our customers say about our team.

"Hi Lisa, many thanks for your help in this problem. Your engineer arrived promptly and was very thorough, professional and friendly in finding the leak, please pass on our thanks to Barry as well." Steve Wigglesworth (Date: 4.10.2012)

"After a problematic survey to locate a leak under membrane and double tiles. Michael pinpointed the leak, removing only one tile in the bathroom to repair the leak. I am very happy with the results, thank you." Mrs Bloom (Date: 12.06.2012).
"Thank you Lee for detecting our leak. We were very concerned and you put our minds at rest with your professionalism and expertise."(Date: 8.06.2012).

"Thank you so much, Lee is a credit to the company. He was pleasant and calm when I was getting stressed. He worked non stop until he found the leak which was very difficult. Its not often you get such great service, Michael and Mark were also very helpful on the phone." Mrs Padgett (Date: 23.05.2012).

Leak Detection
"Fantastic job. Your usual high standard and professional work completed. Many thanks from the high level team." Andrew (Date: 23.04.2012).

"Had a mysterious leak somewhere on the ground floor of our house, seeing as we have a tiled kitchen diner and concrete floors to two other reception rooms, I was dreading employing a builder to dig up and investigate. There is no need for the prospect of lots of messy work, as Lee found the leak in our utility room. He was very polite, thorough and charming with my two year old son. Leak found, builders now employed and only a small area of floor to come up. Thank you for your excellent service." Elaine (Date: 20.04.2012).

"The overall impression, from firstly speaking to you and then when Lee arrived and found the leak was excellent and extremely professional - thank you very much." Kate Hill  (Date: 23.02.2012).

"I would like you to know that Lee is a credit to your company. He made sure that his job was sorted and saw it all the way through to the end. If all you operatives are like Lee you will have a successful company. Please pass my gratitude onto him. I will also pass these thoughts onto my insurance company." Mr Taylor (Date: 20.02.2012).

"Lee worked exceptional hard to locate our leak which was spot on. Thank you." Mrs Patterson (Date: 25.01.2012).


Call the original Leak Detection Specialists now for free advice and a no obligation quotation. 0844 809 4968 

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Leak Detection Noise Loggers

Noise Loggers are used for early detection of leaks in water supply networks.The longer it takes to identify that a network is leaking the more revenue is lost and the greater the loss of precious water resources. In addition to the more conventional methods of leak detection the installation of permanent noise loggers has proved to be a cost effective tool in early identification of water loss. By permanently monitoring sections of the system, which have previously been proven leak free, it will alert you when a potential leak does develop.

Using a network of Noise Loggers, digital Correlating Loggers (DCLs) Leak Detection Specialists can pinpoint the exact locations of any leaks in one overnight surveillance. LDS enginneers will plan the placement of the DCLs and analyze and review the overnight results.

Noise loggers are considerably more sensitive than the human ear and are usually active during the night, when background noise is at a minimum. Noise amplitude (or loudnes) will vary due to random effects, but there will always be a consistent minimum due to any noise that is always present ie leakage. Noise generated by a leak tends to have reasonably consistent amplitude.

The small devices are deployed at points around the water network, where we will monitor the noise levels on the pipes themselves. Changes and distinctive patterns in sound indicate the presence of leaks, often including ones that would otherwise go completely undetected. Data is collected from all DCLs pinpointing the map locations of any leak sounds present. The engineer will identify the recorded noise at different locations to determine the location of the leak.

Leak noise loggers help to reduce leakage levels and operating costs simultaneously by monitoring
 large areas of the water network quickly and effectively.The results will enable water suppliers to
reduce leakage cost effectively and to maintain these low levels at minimal cost.

LDS engineers have successfully used Noise Loggers at Holidays Parks, Aviation sites, Schools, Parks,  Prisons and many more commercial and industrial sites in the UK.

Contact Leak Detection Specialists Ltd today for a quote to help you save on water by finding your leak. We have engineers all over the country enabling us to provide a fast response.

Call us now Tel: 0844 809 4968

Monday, 1 October 2012

Central Heating Leaks

Central heating leaks could be the cause of your boiler loosing pressure on a sealed system, this could mean that you may have a hidden leak on your central heating pipework or underfloor heating pipework somewhere in your property.

With advanced modern technology, and state of the art equipment, Leak Detection Specialists engineers can locate your central heating leaks super-fast and accurately.

Central Heating Leaks: In a sealed central heating system, losing pressure on your boiler will be the first tell-tale sign of a possible leak on the central heating system. Constantly topping your system up will be diluting the important corrosion inhibitor in the system and in most modern heating systems can cause severe damage to the boiler itself, including the heat exchanger which can be very costly to replace ! This can eventually lead to failure of the boiler leaving you without heating and/or hot water. On an older system, the central heating filling and expansion tank in the loft (small tank) may be dripping or running 24hrs a day and may go unnoticed for some time until water damage becomes evident in the property, usually spreading throughout a large area making the exact leak location very difficult to identify. In a sealed system, mains water is pressurised usually between 1 and 1.5 Bar in the system, pipework and radiators, an additive is added to reduce corrosion. This is shown on the boiler or the pipework somewhere by means of a pressure gauge.


You may have called various plumbers to fix your central heating leaks but they have failed to find the leak. Here at Leak Detection Specialists, we use state of the art leak detection equipment including thermal infra-red cameras, acoustical testing moisture meters and tracer gas testing equipment amongst other methods all of which will help us identify the location of your central heating leaks quickly and effectively with the minimum disruption and damage to your property. At Leak Detection Specialists we also take pride in our 99% success rate due to our engineers using more than one method of detection to confirm and accurately identify your central heating leaks.

All of our leak detection engineers are fully trained and qualified to the highest possible standard and have many years’ experience in locating central heating leaks on both sealed and vented heating systems.

Once our leak detection engineer is booked to carry out your leak detection survey, whether its central heating leaks, underfloor heating leak or a boiler leak, you as the customer can rest assured that Leak Detection Specialists will carry out the leak detection survey quickly and effectively at a reasonable cost normally with no damage to your property whatsoever, allowing you as the customer to minimise water damage to your property and allowing you to repair the leak as soon as possible.

After finding any central heating leaks, you will receive a fully detailed leak detection report including colour photographs and full recommendations on how to best remedy the problem.  Our report is accepted by all insurance companies and they will be able to deal with your claim as soon as possible if the need for a claim arises.

So if you have any central heating leaks call now for expert advice and a FREE no obligation quotation from one of the U.K’s leading Leak Detection Specialist’s Tel: 0844 809 4968

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Leak Detection at L.D.S Leak Detection Specialists Ltd.

This month has been a busy month for L.D.S Leak Detection Specialists Ltd.

We have been working with our friends in the UAE regarding a bespoke Leak Detection package including the tracing of leaks in diesel, water and fire ring mains circuits.  Our engineers are putting their Leak Detection skills together to carry out this Leak Detection survey together to save water in the UAE . We should have an outcome soon.

At L.D.S Leak Detection Specialists we have also been in constant contact with our friends in the Falklands regarding another Leak Detection package for the island.
We should have news on this development very soon too.

Another Leak Detection visit to Kings Park Holiday Homes is going to be carried out next week and this will be our eighth visit to the site where we have reduced the daily water consumption from 160 cubic meters of water to around 70 cubes a day so far. A massive water reduction has been confirmed by the Park Homes reducing their water bill immensely which has paid for the surveys carried out by L.D.S nine fold.

Now the winter is coming, people will be putting on there heating systems and here at L.D.S we will be prepared for the influx of Leak Detection Surveys required across the country.

More and more very complexed Leak Detection Surveys have also been carried out in the last few months on some very large commercial projects however we can not divulge the companies involved for the obvious reasons, but they have been both challenging and rewarding and has confirmed our standings as the most advanced and experienced Leak Detection company in the country, carrying out some of the most complicated surveys across the globe.

I will look forward to letting you all know our companies developments and news next month.

Mark Hodge,
Senior Engineer,
L.D.S Leak Detection Specialists Ltd
Tel: 0844 809 4968

Do you need Leak Detection?

Do you need Leak Detection? Is your central heating loosing pressure and you are topping up the water everyday. Then yes you do have a leak and Leak Detection Specialists Ltd can help find your leak.

Leak Detection Specialists Ltd employee highly qualified leak detection engineers who use leak detection equipment such as acoustics, tracer gas and thermal imaging to help them pin point exactly where your leak is in your property. Using Leak Detection to find your leak will save you money in water bills, plumber bills, unneccessary excavations and water damage in your home and you may also be covered for 'Trace and Access' on your home insurance.

Leak Detection Services include the following:

Our Leak Detection Surveys include various
methods of equipment to accurately locate your leak and a full written report with photos. To learn more about our leak detection methods visit our website.

We understand the urgency of needing to book a leak detection engineer so we do try to get an engineer to you withing 48 hours if we can. We have leak detection engineers all over the UK enabling us to provide a fast response. Simply contact us Tel: 0844 809 4968 to speak to a friendly advisor and we can book a leak detection engineer to your property. For more information please visit our website www.leakdetectionspecialists.co.uk.





Thursday, 6 September 2012

Leak Detection UK

Leak Detection Specialists Ltd have skilled engineers all over the country enabling us to provide a fast response.

We cover all counties in England from South East, South West, West Midlands, East Midlands, North West, North East and Yorkshire & Humberside for all your leak detection needs.

Our leak detection engineers are trained at the highest standard and have at least 20 years experience, no wonder they can find leaks that other companies have failed to find!

Leaks can be found on the central heating or main pipe work and our leak detection engineers are always equipped with all the neccessary leak detection equipment in order to locate your leak. If you have a leak we guarantee to find it. For leaks in the home usually one engineer is sent to locate the leak however two engineers are sent for commercial leak detection.

We can offer Leak Detection services in Scotland and Wales and will make the neccessary arrangements for our engineers to stay in over night accommodation. Please contact us for a quote for this service.

Leak Detection Specialists Ltd are one of the original leak detection companies and pride ourselves on being one of the leading leak detection companies in the UK.

If you are having problem in locating a leak then please give our friendly receptionists a call today and we will book a leak detection engineer to your property in England Tel: 0844 809 4968.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

Leak Detection in your home

Leak Detection Specialists Ltd  provide leak detection in your home.

Do you have a leak that is costing you a lot of money with high water bills and water damage? Has your local plumber failed to find the leak? If this is the case then our Leak Detection company will guarantee to find your leak.

At Leak Detection Specialists our engineers use specialised leak detection equipment to find your leak causing little or no damage to your property. Our leak detection engineers have many years experience in finding leaks and use various leak detection methods to accurately locate the leak. They will be able to diagnose if the problem is in the boiler or on the pipework.

Common water leaks in the home are on the Central Heating System or on the pipe work in the kitchen or bathroom. Using leak detection will help locate the leak within a small area avoiding pulling out all your kitchen cupboards or pulling up all your floorboards.

On completion of our Leak Detection Survey we provide a fully comprehensive leak detection report including colour photographs and recommendations. You will then be able to make arrangements with your local plumber to fix the leak.

You may be able to claim on your home insurance if it covers 'Trace and Access. A majority of policies now have this cover. If you are covered for this, then your insurer should reimburse you for the cost of the survey less any excess. Our reputation in the industry has made us the preferred supplier for Homeserve, Network Rail, LV and Response.

Contact Leak Detection Specialists Ltd now for friendly help and advise Tel: 0844 809 4968. We have engineers all over the country enabling us to provide a fast response.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

What is Leak Detection ?

Leak detection is to discover where a liquid or gas has escaped from a hole or crack in a pipe.

The need for leak detection has become more popular today as the methods are non destructive causing little or no damage to properties. Plumbers, insurance companies and commercial businesses all use professional leak detection engineers to find their leaks. Hidden leaks can be difficult to find causing damage, costly repairs and high water bills but leak detection will find the leak saving on expense and water damage.

Leak detection is a skilled profession requiring engineers to have many years experience in plumbing and heating. Engineers are trained to use advanced leak detection equipment and how to interpret their findings.

Inspection cameras, protimeter mms damp meter survey kits, pressure gauges both hydraulic and digital and salts diagnostics kits all form part of leak detection equipment used by engineers. The engineers will choose the appropriate testing and inspection process to find leaks and usually use a variety of methods to accurately locate the leak.

Thermal Imaging Leak Detection is the use of infra cameras that can look at large areas highlighting the warmer and colder surface areas providing evidence of where the leak is originating.

Acoustic Leak Detection is the use of sound to find the leak, Ground and pipe sensitive microphones enhance the sound of the leak.

Tracer Gas Leak Detection is the use of a safe mixture of hydrogen and nitrogen gas into the pipes. The gas will exit at the leak where it is detected using gas detection probes.

Leak Detection Specialists Ltd are one of the UK's leading leak detection companies and have found leaks that other companies have failed to find. Our engineers have many years of knowledge in plumbing, heating and leak detection and our senior engineers have trained other people in the industry today. Here at Leak Detection Specialists Ltd, we believe in putting the customer first, providing you with a fast response to your water, gas or energy leak.

Call the original leak detection specialists now for free advice and a no obligation quotation. Tel: 0844 809 4968.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Which Leak Detection company can I trust?

In the last year the leak detection industry has increased with many companies claiming they can find your leak,  but who do you choose and who can you trust?

Leak Detection Specialists Ltd are one of the original leak detection companies. Our senior leak detection engineers have over 20 years experience in detecting leaks in domestic and commercial properties. They are fully trained and qualified to the highest possible standard and have trained other people in the leak detection industry. Their knowledge and experience is essential to finding a leak using leak detection equipment to include thermal infra-red cameras, acoustics and tracer gas testing equipment.

Here at Leak Detection Specialists Ltd, we have a 99% success rate in locating leaks due to our engineers using more then one method of leak detection to confirm and accurately find the leak. Our engineers have found leaks that other leak detection companies have failed to find! Our reputation in the leak detection industry has made us the preferred supplier for Homeserve, Network Rail, LV and Response.

Our employees are helpful, courtoeus, efficient and knowledgeable in leak detection, providing a high standard of customer care. Customer satisfaction is important to us and our monthly customer survey report showes our customers are 100% satisified with our service. Customer testimonials can be found on our website.



So, if you do have a leak contact Leak Detection Specialists Ltd now for help and advice Tel: 0844 809 4968.
We have engineers all over the country enabling us to provide a fast response.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Water Meter Leaks

A water meter is a device that measures how much water you use. It is similar to your gas or electricity meter. Your supplier uses readings from the meter to calculate how much to charge you for your water and sewerage services.

If you have a meter, the amount you pay will depend on how much water you have used. If you do not have a meter, you will be charged a fixed amount each year (‘unmetered’ charges).

Your water company will usually read your meter twice a year. If it cannot read your meter, it will estimate how much water you have used so that it can send you a bill. You can also provide a meter reading to your company yourself at any time. If you disagree with your estimated bill and want one based on your own meter reading, the company will send you a further bill based on that reading. It is a good idea to read your meter regularly and give the company a reading so your bills are more accurate. It will also help you to track how much water you are using and make it easier to spot leaks.

Your meter will normally be located:

• outside your home (look for a small metal or plastic cover in your driveway, garden or nearby footpath);
• in a small wall-mounted box on the side of your property; or
• inside your property (normally where the water supply pipe enters your home, usually under the kitchen sink).
If you cannot find your meter, contact your water company. It should tell you where the meter is located.

Many people find that they can save money by having a water meter installed.

 
How to save money on a water meter
Having a meter will make you more aware about how much water you use. You may be able to save money on your bill if you use less water. Using water wisely can also help reduce your gas or electricity bills because heating water uses a lot of energy.
1. Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth. A running tap wastes more than six litres of water a minute.
2. Make sure that your washing machine and dishwasher (if you have one) are full before you use them. Try to use the most water and energy efficient settings.
3. Fix a dripping tap. This can save as much as 75 litres of water a day.
4. Use a bowl to wash up rather than leaving the hot tap running. You could save about £25 a year on your energy bills.
5. Install a water butt. The average rooftop collects 85,000 litres of water every year. A water butt is a great way to put some of this to use
6.Check the overflow on your toilet cistern to make sure it is not using more water than necessary.

If you have a water leak?
If the meter is moving when you are not using any water, this could be the result of underground leaks or
problems with your household plumbing. Supply pipe leaks are your responsibility. Here at Leak Detection Specialists our highly skilled mechanical engineers will use the latest 'state of the art' equipment to accurately locate your leak under the majority of surfaces with little no damage to walls or floors.

Leak Detection is the only solution, if there is a leak we will find it saving you money, time and unnecessary stress. Tel: 0844 809 4968 for help and advice

Monday, 5 March 2012

Water Conservation

Less than 2% of the earths water supply is fresh.The average person in Britain uses 155 litres of water a day. A figure that has dramatically risen in the past 30 years & looks set to climb. Getting water to your taps uses a lot of energy especially when its heated up. If every UK home reduced there hot water use by just 5% the CO2 saving would be equivalent to taking around half a million cars of the road.

Saving water saves you money & helps save the environment.

In developing countries each person uses only 20 litres a day 1/3 of household water is used to flush the toilet. On average, people flush the toilet 5.2 times a day. Washing machines and dishwashers used over 500 billion litres of water in the UK in 2000 alone (94% was used by washing machines).

Recent predictions show that consumption is set to rise by an additional 100 billion litres by the year 2020.Just taking a five minute shower very day, instead of a bath, will use a third of the water, saving up to 400 litres a week. A dripping tap could waste as much as 90 litres a week.

If you think you have a leak call Leak Detection today. Tel: 0844 809 4968 for help and advice

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Why Choose Leak Detection Specialists Ltd?

  • Trained technical engineers.
  • High success rate.
  • Excellent service.
  • Businesses or at home.
  • Everywhere in the UK covered.
  • Swift response.
  • Timely issuing of reports.

Commercial leaks can be daunting large water bills for lost water can be huge & easily eat into a businesses hard earned profits.

Has your usage/consumption suddenly gone up along with the bill ?

Simple isolation tests & water meter monitoring can confirm if a leak is present on the underground supply or distribution pipework. You can always call the local water authority who should be able to confirm if a leak is present? It will be unlikely that the water authority will find your leak but may issue a section 75(water industry act 1991).

What to do if you have been issued with a section 75 from your local authority?

Dont panic but you must take action! One phone call to LDS is the first step to resolution.You may also wish to contact your insurers as your policy may cover the Trace & Access of the leak? Together with you & your insurers we can help make the process easier, whether external or internal if you have a leak call us.

Leak Detection is the only solution, if there is a leak we will find it saving you money, time and unnecessary stress. Tel: 0844 809 4968 for help and advice

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Leak Detection Specialists Ltd ABC Guide

Access: minimised disruption with accurate detection methods
Building & Contents: Contact your insurers if your property is water damaged or you suspect that you have a leak.
Damage: Ongoing hidden leaks can cause extensive water damage which can be expensive to rectify
Emergency: Know where & how to isolate your water supply
Find: We will identify the location of hidden leaks internally & externally.
Gas: Have your boiler routinely serviced by a gas safe engineer.
Home: Our engineers will call at your property at a pre-arranged time & date. Calling ahead if necessary to confirm arrival time.
Information: Safely store your boiler manual & documents.
Jacket: Check that your hot water cylinder insulation is up to current standards.
Keep: Track of water bills & monitor for sudden spikes in usage
Leak: We identify leaks at domestic or commercial properties.
Mapping: We can map heating pipes & water supply pipes.
Nitrogen: We use a safe mix of nitrogen & hydrogen in many cases to accurately locate leak sites.
Outstanding: We endeavour to provide the best level of customer service at all times.
Pressure: Is your boiler continually lossing pressure you may have a leak? Have you boiler checked first as certain faults can also cause pressure loss.
Qualified: Our engineers are all suitably qualified with atleast 15 years experience in leak detection.
Report: We will issue you with a comprehensive report on our findings & recommendations, complete with images.
Specialists: Finding leaks is our specialty its what we do.
Thermal: Thermal imaging is just one of our methods to help locate pipes & leaks within properties.
Understand: Our reports our produced in an easily understood format to help you,your insurers & contractors to quickly resolve the problem.
Value: We offer a competitively priced service.
Water: Is a precious resource that is vital for life, let's help to save it & avoid unnecessary waste.
Xray: An infra red camera doesn't work in the same way as xrays.
Zest: Our skilled engineers enjoy the challenge of finding your leak.

Leak Detection is the only solution, if there is a leak we will find it saving you money, time and unnecessary stress. Tel: 0844 809 4968 for help and advice

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Energy Savings

Are correct settings of a thermostats really that important? What difference does a few degrees make?
Quite a lot overtime interms of wasted fuel and money. By setting thermostats wisely we can save on fuel ills and help the environment too.<br><br>
Do I need to get a leak fixed?
A leaking hot water pipe means that the hot waterlost is replaced by cold water, which then has to be reheated, wasting boiler energy. (A loss of metered water can be expensive).
A leak on your heating system can dramatically increase your fuel bills. If you do have a leak Leak Detection Specialists Ltd will accurately locate your water leak quickly and cost effectively with minimal disruption and damage to your property. We pride ourselves on being 'The Best' in the industry, Leak Detection Specialists has a 99% success rate in locating leaks.<br><br>
Leak Detection is the only solution, if there is a leak we will find it saving you money, time and unnecessary stress. Tel: 0844 809 4968 for help and advice

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Do you think that you have a water leak?

You may have already noticed some signs of the leak, for example the noise of water even when nothing is being used, a reduction in pressure at the cold kitchen tap, a patch of greener grass in your front lawn or a damp patch on tarmac. Apart from the obvious signs of leakage there are a few usefull pointers:

Are you receiving high water bills?
Is there a loss of water pressure and flow rate?
Is there a discolouration in the supply water?
Are the tanks continually running in the loft?
Is there a repeated loss of system pressure on a combi boiler?

Points to remember.
Know where the isolation points are i.e. the stop taps internal and external.
Check that its operational and accessable.
Ensure that pipes are well insulated and isolated or drained down if no longer required.
Lag all exposed pipework. Have your boiler routinely serviced.
Have your cylinder, room and radiator thermostats set to reasonable temperatures.
Check condensate pipes from your boiler if the pipe freezes your boiler may fail to operate.

"We never know the worth of water till the well is dry" Thomas Fuller

Unfortunately your water supplier is not responsible for water pipes on your property and cannot pinpoint the exact location of the leak. You will need to employ a qualified contractor to detect and repair the leak for you, this is the service which we supply. At LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd will accurately locate your water leak quickly and cost effectively with minimal disruption and damage to your property. We pride ourselves on being 'The Best' in the industry, Leak Detection Specialists has a 99% success rate in locating leaks.

Leak Detection is the only solution, if there is a leak we will find it saving you money, time and unnecessary stress. Tel: 0844 809 4968 for help and advice

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Leak Detection Specialists Guide to Frozen Pipes

FROST PROTECTION

If the frost protection provided is insufficient for exceptional freezing conditions, or the premises are left unoccupied or without adequate heating, damage and leakage can often be avoided by shutting off the water supply and draining the system before the onset of freezing.

Did you know? The wrong thickness of insulating material provided is a common fault identified by many water company inspectors when checking systems!

When does a pipe burst due to freezing? Is it when it thaws out?
No, the pipe actually bursts (spilts open) when it freezes due to the expansion of water changing to ice, it is only when it thaws out that we realise it has burst by seeing the water leak out.

When water freezes it expands by about 10%. In order to protect against frost damage, mains and service pipes should be atleast 750mm beneath the surface of the ground.

If you do have a water leak, Leak Detection Specialists will accurately locate your water leak quickly and cost effectively with minimal disruption and damage to your property. We pride ourselves on being 'The Best' in the industry, Leak Detection Specialists has a 99% success rate in locating leaks.

Leak Detection is the only solution, if there is a leak we will find it saving you money, time and unnecessary stress. Tel: 0844 809 4968 for help and advice