Sunday, 28 April 2013

Water Mains Leak

What causes a water mains leak?

As the weather turns cold, a water mains leak becomes more common. When there is a very hard frost, an excess of water or when it dries out in the summer months the ground expands and contracts. This movement can cause pipes to pull apart at the joints, weaken or crack and consequently leak valuable water. Pipe corrosion, soil conditions, age and ground movement can also cause a water mains leak. If a hole or crack develops in the pipe, it might not be noticed right away. The water will typically find its way to the surface and because the water main is under pressure the water will continue to flow until the water mains leak is repaired.
 

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 have a damp patch in the garden, driveway, or anywhere on your land during dry weather?
  • Do you hear water running down a drain when no water is being used in your property?
  • Is one particular patch of the lawn always green no matter how dry the weather?
  • Can you hear water hissing or the sound of running water (rather like when your tank or WC cistern is filling), when there is no water being used in the property?
  • Has your water pressure suddenly dropped?
  • Are your water meter readings higher?
  • Are you receiving higher bills?
If you have a 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 Leak Detection Specialists can do

Leak Detection Specialists provide a water leak detection service to find water leaks in underground water mains pipes for home owners, business owners, commercial, insurers and plumbers. Using the latest technology our skilled engineers use various methods of leak detection to find a water mains leak with little or no damage to your property. We have engineers all over the country enabling us to provide a fast response. Call us today for a free quotation Tel: 0844 809 4968. Visit our website for more information.

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Saturday, 27 April 2013

Water Pipework Responsibility


Water Boards Water Pipework Responsibility:

  • Water mains pipe in the road
  • The stop tap in the road or pavement; and usually
  • The supply pipe from the water main to the boundary of your property.
  • The water meter, where fitted.
They have a legal responsibility to maintain and repair any of these pipes.


Property owner's Water Pipework Responsibility:

  • The supply pipe from the outside boundary to your property. 
  • Your own stop tap, either located in your garden or inside your house.
  • All the plumbing inside the property, for example, all pipework, water tanks, taps and overflows.
  • If your pipe runs under other properties before it reaches yours, it is still your responsibility.
Any issues with your internal plumbing, or any leaks in your front garden or under your drive are likely to be your responsibility to repair. The  property owner has a legal duty to repair leaks on their private pipes under Section 73 of the Water Industry Act 1991.

Water leaks can cause material damage, create additional consumption costs and reduce water pressure. Before finding water leaks underground and burst mains pipes, Leak Detection Specialists have to determine where the pipe is. Where the water is seen at the surface may not always indicate where the burst pipe is located. Using the latest technology are skilled engineers are able to map the location of your pipes and find the leak.

Water Meter Test

If you are on a water meter and have a high water bill you may have a water leak. You can do a test to see if the water leak is inside or outside of your property.
  1. Locate your external meter - it is usually fitted to the outside stop valve located either in your garden, driveway or footpath.
  2. Stop using water in the property - remember to turn off all water-using appliances, such as your washing machine and dishwasher.
  3. Turn off the inside stop valve - this can usually be found under the kitchen sink.
  4. Take a meter reading, including the digits in the red dials. If the dial is still recording water use, please double check that everything is switched off and there are no toilet cisterns filling up.
  5. Leave the stop valve shut and read the meter half an hour later.
  6. If the reading has changed, you may have a leak outside of your property between your internal tap and the external tap at your property boundary.
    If the meter stopped recording then you may have a water leak in your property.

What Leak Detection Specialists can do

Leak Detection Specialists provide a water leak detection service to find water leaks in underground water pipes for home owners, business owners, commercial, insurers and plumbers. Using the latest technology our skilled engineers use various methods of leak detection to find a water mains leak with little or no damage to your property. We have engineers all over the country enabling us to provide a fast response. Call us today for a free quotation Tel: 0844 809 4968.

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Thursday, 25 April 2013

Leak Detection Trace and Access



Leak Detection Trace and Access

Trace and access insurance covers
the cost of tracing a water leak

 
 
Contact your Insurance company to see if you are covered for ' Trace and Access ' as this may cover for the cost of a leak detection survey.

An insurer will pay for the damage caused by the leak e.g. carpets and decorations, but often WILL NOT pay for the cost of tracing the cause which could include pulling up floors or breaking through expensive tiles.  Potentially a significant extra cost.

Trace and Access Insurance covers the cost of tracing a water leak whether it's under a wooden floor or behind the tiling in the bathroom.

If you are covered for Trace and Access

Once our technical engineer has carried out a leak detection survey and found your leak we will send you a full comprehensive written report with photos and recommendations. Send our insurance approved report to your insurance company to be reimbursed for the cost of the leak detection survey less any excess you may have with your insurance company.

If you are NOT covered for Trace and Access

Once our technical engineer has carried out a leak detection survey and found your leak we will send you a full comprehensive written report with photos and recommendations. Contact your insurance company to inform them of the leak and the excavation required to repair the leak. They will then be able to tell you if you are covered for the excavation and repairs. Depending on what insurance company you use they may send their own plumber or ask to send a few quotes from local plumbers before any work is carried out.

Leak Detection Specialists have engineers all over the country enabling us to provide a fast response to your leak detection needs. Our skilled engineers will find the leak in one day using various methods of leak detection causing little or no damage to your property.

No matter what your leakage is, in no matter what type of building or premises, we will find it!

Call Leak Detection Specialists now for a free quotation Tel: 0844 809 4968.

For more information on our Leak Detection Services visit our website http://www.leakdetectionspecialists.co.uk/



Monday, 22 April 2013

Leak Detection

 

With a 99% success rate of finding water leaks, you  can be confident that Leak Detection Specialists will find your water leak.

 


National Leak Detection Coverage
We have engineers all over the country enabling us to provide a fast response in finding your leak in your home or business.

Leak Detection Specialists Engineers
Our technical engineers have many years of knowledge in plumbing, heating and leak detection. Our senior engineers have trained other people in the industry and provide a unique training programme for all our engineers.

Technology
Our leak detection engineers are equipped with the latest modern technology to accurately locate your leak fast.

Non Destructive
Leak detection is a non-destructive solution that accurately finds a leak limiting expensive excavation well as subsequent repair and redecoration work.

Leak Detection Methods
Leak Detection Specialists has 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 at NO extra cost. Our methods include:
  • Acoustic profiling
  • Thermography
  • Tracer Gas
  • Correlation
Result
We will find your leak in one day and send you a fully comprehensive written report with photos. A leak detection survey is carried out in a methodical way and each step of the survey is recorded both in writing and with colour photographic evidence, thus insuring you the customer total peace of mind as to what has been done and how we have found your leak. Any re-commissioning of the pipework or central heating system will also be carried out by our fully trained engineers before leaving site.
Our engineers will recommend the most economical and effective repair solution and also recommendations as to the drying out of any water damage that has been caused to your property.

Customer Service
Our recent customer surveys have shown that our leak detection engineers are:
  • Courteous
  • Informative
  • Knowledgeable
  • Dealt with the leak professionally
  • Found the leak
Testimonials
Don't just take our word for it that we are the best in Leak Detection, read what our customers have to say http://www.leakdetectionspecialists.co.uk/testimonials.htm

Reputation
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.

We believe we are the best engineers to find your leak, now let us show you that we are the best in Leak Detection call us today for a quote Tel: 0844 809 4968

Find out more at www.leakdetectionspecialists.co.uk



Sunday, 21 April 2013

Leak Detection Falkland Islands



Leak Detection Falkland Islands

 
Leak Detection Falkland Islands Project Plan: Leak detection survey to locate water leaks on a 4km fire ring mains and a 6km potable water supply feeding the Mount Pleasant Military base, Falkland Islands.
 
Leak Detection Specialists Ltd are the approved leak detection supplier for the MOD and other commercial projects across the planet.
 
When our engineers arrived in the Falkland Islands they immediately formulated a leak detection plan based on the site conditions and leak detection requirements on this site.
 
Our highly experienced leak detection engineers carried out various acoustic profiling and mapping techniques in order to reduce the amount of pipework that was potentially leaking into a more manageable area of leakage for our engineers to work on.
 
Our engineers deployed the use of tracer gas into the fire main, when an area of concern was detected through our initial acoustic profiling and mapping techniques.
 
Our equipment and engineers quickly located this area of leakage on a 4km fire main.
Our engineers were also tasked to find the leakage on 6km of potable water mains, that turned out to be 9km of pipework.
 
Due to the fact that Leak Detection Specialists have the most advanced leak detection equipment and techniques which makes our company and engineers probably the most skilled and knowledgeable in the world it did not take long before we had completed the survey on the Base at the Falkland Islands.
 
The leak detection survey was a complete success and all areas that we were required to survey were 100% conclusive for the client at the Falkland Islands.

Visit our website to see photos taken whilst carrying out the Leak Detection Falkland Islands.

 
 


International Leak Detection

 

International Leak Detection


Although Leak Detection Specialists Ltd are a UK based company, we also offer International Leak Detection Services and have managed projects abroad to include our most recent one in The Falkland Islands.

International Leak Detection is a specialised industry requiring experienced and highly trained engineers equipped with the latest leak detection technology to locate the leak. Having a leak can be a financial burden on your business and cause unforeseen damage to your commercial site and business. Our International Leak Detection Service can take away the stress by finding your leak enabling your business to recover quickly and move forward.

We can provide International Leak Detection Services in all types of International commercial businesses. Our senior engineers have been working within leak detection for over 20 years gaining knowledge and experience throughout the industry.

Our project manager and a senior engineer will liaise with you so they can identify the most effective methods of leak detection to successfully locate your leak and minimise any downtime to your business. The cost of a leak detection survey is tailored to your business and varies depending on many factors; ie. the nature of the leak, your environment, the size of your site, how much gas may be used, how many engineers are needed, how many days are required etc. On gathering all the information required we will send you a leak detection survey quotation.

Leak Detection Specialists Ltd have International public and product liability insurance covered with our International Leak Detection Services.

For further information on our International leak detection services  please contact our office Tel: 0844 8094968

International Leak Detection: The Falkland Islands
In March 2013 Leak Detection Specialists Ltd went to The Falkland Islands to carry out a leak detection survey to locate water leaks on a 4km fire ring mains and a 6km potable water supply feeding the base. Click here to find out more.

You can trust our International Leak Detection Services to find your leak...We have located leaks that other companies have failed to find!!!

Visit our website for more information on our International Leak Detection Services.



Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Leak Detection March News

Spring is official here and with the clocks going forward we can now enjoy lighter evenings and hopefully some sun!

Our engineers have been keeping busy at Leak Detection Specialists Ltd locating water leaks in both domestic and commercial properties throughout the UK.

March was a busy month for finding commercial water leaks; our engineers successfully found water leaks at Array Fruit Farm in Worcestershire, on a polypipe district heating mains at Portland Prison in Dorset, at Copthall Stadium in North London , Curry's Superstore in Luton, a water leak on 10 inch cast iron pipe under ground at Mount Pleasant in the Falklands and many more commercial properties.

Our skilled leak detection engineers successfully found water leaks using specialised leak detection equipment that enables them to perform various methods of leak detection. They are able to locate water leaks underground and behind walls with little or no damage to your property.

We have engineers all over the UK enabling us to provide a fast response to your leak detection needs. Our engineers are all qualified plumbers and heating engineers and more importantly trained in using leak detection equipment and interpreting their results.

Simply call our head office Tel: 0844 809 4968 to talk to our advisors regarding your water leak.  

We can book an appointment for one of our skilled leak detection engineers to carry out a leak detection survey at your property.

A Leak Detection Specialists survey includes:
  • An experienced qualified mechanical engineer
  • Latest ‘state of the art’ leak detection equipment to accurately locate your water leak
  • The appropriate testing and inspection process to locate and pinpoint your water leak i.e. Acoustic Profiling, Tracer Gas, Thermal Imaging. Find more information on these techniques here.
  • A fully Comprehensive written report with photos and recommendations.
  • A first class service and excellent customer care. See our testimonials.
Once you have booked your leak detection survey with us, it is most important to check with your insurer to see if you have “Trace and Access” A majority of polices now have this cover! If you are covered for this, then your insurer should reimburse you in full, the total cost of our leak detection survey, we will even send a copy of the report to your insurance company for you!