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
Safecontractor
marketing@safecontractor.com
029 2026 6750

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Unsolved 3 year water leak found by LDS in 1 day at Football Club!



LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd find a water leak  in 1 day that has baffled many at Sheffield Wednesday Football Club for 3 years!

Case Study
Sheffield Wednesday Football Club is a football club in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England who play in the Championship, the second tier of the English leagues. Sheffield Wednesday are one of the oldest professional clubs in the world and the third oldest in the English league. The Wednesday, as they were known until 1929, were founding members of The Football Alliance in 1889 and its first champions. They joined The Football League three years later and were also one of the founding members of the Premier League in 1992.
Since joining the Football League in 1892, the club has spent most of its history in the top flight of English football but have not played at this level since being relegated in 2000. They have won four League titles, three FA Cups and one League Cup in 1991, their only major trophy since 1935. They reached the FA Cup and League Cup Finals in 1993 but lost both to Arsenal. They also lost the 1966 FA Cup final to Everton.
Since 1899, Sheffield Wednesday have played home matches at Hillsborough Stadium in the north-western suburb of Owlerton, hence their nickname The Owl. Hillsborough is currently an all-seater ground with a capacity of 39,732.


The Problem:For 3 years, the club were having problems with the central heating that supplied certain parts of a stand to include the executive boxes. Due to a constant  pressure drop on a pressure gauge inside the boiler house it was assumed there was a leak on the pipe work between the boiler house and the stadium. This section of pipe work was around 230 meters long in total and ran under a road / car park, so no obvious signs were visible. Contractors had previously been on site and excavated various holes to try and locate the leak, all of which proved unsuccessful.

The Solution:

LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd offer a leak detection service providing a non-destructive solution to finding leaks in any pipe work in both domestic and commercial properties. In contrast to traditional methods of large scale excavation, LDS utilise specialists equipment coupled with our engineers technical expertise to locate hidden leaks quickly and accurately, saving both time and money.

After 3 years of the problem Sheffield Wednesday Football Club contacted LDS to help find the suspected leak. The job was booked into our system on Friday and our engineer arrived the following Monday to do the work. On arrival our LDS engineer was informed where approximately the pipe work ran under the road/car park and was then left to carry out a full leak detection survey. Our engineer used various techniques to include acoustics and tracer gas tests on the pipe work and located an area to 1 square meter. This area was marked ready for excavations and repairs. After the leak had been repaired, the central heating was finally running ok again for the first time in 3 years thanks to just 1 day of tests/surveys from LDS Leak Detection Specialists ltd.

Results:
- Non-Destructive testing solution ensured that only the area concerned was excavated.
- Fast, Efficient and Cost Effective work.

Summary:
LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd offer a professional leak detection services and have a 99% success rate of finding your leak 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 and offer international Leak Detection Services. 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 and access' claims. For more information visit our website or contact LDS on Tel: 0844 809 4968.

Friday, 30 May 2014

Underfloor Heating Leaks

 

Leak Detection Specialists are experienced in finding underfloor heating leaks



Leak Detection Specialists engineers use thermal imaging cameras to help find underfloor heating leaks. Thermal imaging cameras identify very small differences in temperature on the surface of different materials, highlighting the warmer and colder surface areas providing evidence of where the leak is originating.

Underfloor heating leaks are highly unlikely but can be found on the manifold. Common underfloor heating problems can be caused by air in the loops, debris in the pipes, incompatible floor finish and incorrect set-up.

Thermal imaging works really well when an underfloor heating system with pipes is set in screed, as there is a direct transfer of heat from the pipes to the floor. Depending on the thickness of the flooring and its coverings there may or may not be any surface temperature changes. Thermal imaging results may also be affected by false hot spots due to missing insulation, pipes pushed closer to the flooring, t-pieces etc, so it's important to have an experienced thermography to read the camera results.

Our LDS mechanical engineers are level 3 certificated thermographers and have the skills and experience to diagnose thermal imaging results to find underfloor heating leaks.

For underfloor heating leaks call our team Tel:  0844 809 4968

For more information visit LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd website
http://www.leakdetectionspecialists.co.uk/thermal-imaging-leak-detection.htm

Find a leak

Help is at hand to find a leak with LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd.


If you are having trouble to find a leak,  Leak Detection Specialists offer a non-destructive solution to finding leaks in any pipe work. LDS utilise specialised equipment coupled with their mechanical engineers expertise to locate hidden leaks quickly and accurately, saving both time and money.

Leak Detection Specialists find a leak using various methods to include acoustics, thermal imaging and tracer gas. The engineers accurately find a leak to 1 square meter avoiding expensive large scale excavations, repair and redecoration work.

LDS engineers use acoustics to listen for water and can often identify an area to find a leak. They also use Tracer Gas that permeates all surfaces including concrete, tarmac, block paving and grass helping the engineers to accurately find a leak to 1 square meter. Thermal Imaging cameras can help to find a leak on hot water pipes by highlighting the warmer and colder surfaces areas providing evidence of where the leak is originating.

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

With a 99% success rate of locating leaks they are confident they will find a leak.

So if you need help to find a leak call the Specialists today
Tel: 0844 809 4968 or visit their website
www.leakdetectionspecialists.co.uk for more information in how LDS find a leak.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Commercial Leak Detection



Commercial Leak Detection


Our Commercial Leak Detection team specialise in finding leaks in Commercial properties nationwide, saving businesses thousands of money by finding their leaks. Leaks can cause very high water bills in commercial properties and we have been known to reduce water consumption by half.

Commercial Leak Detection is a Non-Destructive solution to finding leaks, causing minimal disruption to your business and preventing shutdowns.

Water management coupled with successful leak detection really does work, Leak Detection Specialists saved the largest home park in the country £256,000 in 2 years! Read our case study for more information.

Our Commercial Leak Detection engineers use the most modern leak detection equipment available to include thermal imaging, acoustic profiling and tracer gas to accurately locate leaks. We pride ourselves on being 'The Best in Commercial Leak Detection' in the industry and have a 99% success rate in locating leaks.

Our engineers have carried out some of the largest commercial leak detection projects both here and abroad. These include leak detection surveys in hospitals, schools, airports, office blocks and many others for corporate clients such as NHS, MOD, British Aerospace, British airport Association, British Gas, Nuclear Power Stations, Dunsfold Park and Holidays Parks to name a few.

Delaying booking a Commercial leak detection engineer to find your leak will only let the problem escalate causing more damage to your business. Call our Commercial Leak Detection team now for a free no obligation quote Tel: 0844 809 4968.

Visit our websites for more Commercial Leak Detection information:

www.leakdetectionspecialists.co.uk
www.leakdetectionspecialists.com

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Industrial Leak Detection



Industrial Leak Detection


Our Industrial Leak Detection team specialise in finding leaks in Industrial properties nationwide, saving businesses thousands of money by finding their leaks. Leaks can cause very high water bills in industrial properties and we have been known to reduce water consumption by half.
Industrial Leak Detection is a non-destructive solution to finding leaks, causing minimal disruption to your business and preventing shutdowns.

Our Industrial Leak Detection engineers use the most modern leak detection equipment available to include thermal imaging, acoustic profiling and tracer gas to accurately locate leaks. We pride ourselves on being 'The Best in Industrial Leak Detection' in the industry and have a 99% success rate in locating leaks.
Delaying booking a Industrial leak detection engineer to find your leak will only let the problem escalate causing more damage to your business. Call our Industrial Leak Detection team now for a free no obligation quote Tel: 0844 809 4968.

For more details visit our websites:

www.leakdetectionspecialists.com

www.leakdetectionspecialists.co.uk

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Facilities and Property Management Leak Detection

 

Facilities and Property Management Leak Detection


Leak Detection Specialists are dedicated to providing Managers, Property Managers and Property Management companies with an unsurpassed Leak Detection Service throughout the UK.

We are sensitive to the stresses that can arise and we undertake to treat all clients with a positive attitude. Our reputation and continued business growth depend on our ability to provide a great service. Customer satisfaction is critical and we are committed to achieving this goal.

Working together you can be rest assured that your customer are in good hands. Upon your instruction we will immediately contact your customer to arrange a Leak Detection Survey at their earliest convenience. Our engineers will carry out the survey in a tidy professional manner offering reassurance to your customer. A full written report with photos and recommendations will be sent to you the following day.

The Benefits
     • A non-destructive technical solution
    • Minimises disruption
   • Reduction in material and labour costs.

All our engineers are qualified plumbers, employed and trained by Leak Detection Specialists and are CRB checked, carry I.D. Cards, CSCS cards, wear a company uniform and drive a company van.
National UK coverage and serving both the commercial and domestic areas we work closely with Insurers, Insurance Brokers, Loss Adjusters together with Facilities Managers, Property Managers and Property Management companies, helping to provide a rapid, professional and efficient customer service offering to their client base.

Contact LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd  for more details Tel: 0844 809 4968

Visit our websites for more information on our Leak Detection Services.

www.leakdetectionspecialists.com
www.leakdetectionspeciaists.co.uk

Friday, 18 April 2014

Homeowner Leak Detection

With National coverage Leak Detection Specialists have located thousands of homeowners leaks and realise how devastating a leak can be to your property causing water damage and costly repairs to your home.

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! Common water leaks in the home are on the Central Heating System or on the mains pipe work in the kitchen or bathroom.

It may not be possible for you or your plumber to locate the source of the water leak and can also be due to obstacles such as floorboards, walls and cupboards. This is where leak detection can be most helpful as the leak detection equipment is specially designed to find a water leak anywhere in your property without causing damage.

At Leak Detection Specialists our engineers use specialised leak detection equipment to locate water leaks and have many years experience. Using various leak detection methods they can accurately locate your water leak to 1 square meter, so any excavation is to a minimum when the pipes are repaired.

Our Leak Detection Survey includes:
  • An experienced qualified mechanical engineer
  • Latest ‘state of the art’ equipment to accurately locate your leak which means minimal disruption to your property.
  • The appropriate testing and inspection process to locate and pinpoint your leak i.e. Acoustic Profiling, Tracer Gas, Thermal Imaging. Find more information on these techniques here.
  • A full written report with photos and recommendations. (Insurance approved)
On completion of our Leak Detection Survey we provide a fully comprehensive leak detection report including colour photographs and recommendations.

You may be able to claim on your home insurance if it covers 'Trace and Access'. A majority of policies now have this cover and should reimburse you for the cost of the survey less any excess.

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.

Contact Leak Detection Specialists now for a free no obligation quote Tel: 0844 809 4968.

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

Monday, 17 March 2014

Leak Detection for Insurers


 
 
 

LDS Leak Detection for the Insurer


Leak Detection Specialists are dedicated to providing Insurers with an unsurpassed Leak Detection Service.   We are sensitive to the stresses that can arise when a claim is made and we undertake to treat all clients with a positive attitude. Our reputation and continued business growth depend on our ability to provide a great service. Customer satisfaction is critical and we are committed to achieving this goal.

Working together you can be rest assured that your customer are in good hands. Upon your instruction we will immediately contact your customer to arrange a Leak Detection Survey at their earliest convenience. Our engineers will carry out the survey in a tidy professional manner offering reassurance to your customer. A full written report with photos and recommendations will be sent to you the following day.

The Benefits
 
  • A non-destructive technical solution
  • Minimises disruption
  • Reduction in material and labour costs
  • Improves the ‘customer journey’ during a claim
  • Reduces costs for the insurer
     
     
All our engineers are qualified plumbers, employed and trained by Leak Detection Specialists and are CRB checked, carry I.D. Cards, CSCS cards, wear a company uniform and drive a company van.

With National UK coverage and serving both the commercial and domestic areas we work closely with Insurers, Insurance Brokers, Loss Adjusters together with Facilities Managers, Property Managers and Property Management companies, helping to provide a rapid, professional and efficient customer service offering to their client base.

Contact our office for more details Tel: 0844 809 4968
 

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Leak Detection Testimonials

TESIMONIALS

FROM OUR HAPPY CUSTOMERS



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 2014.

Peta Al Rais, London
Bernie was excellent and diligent and I wish I had known about your company 2 years ago-we could have saved ourselves a lot of time and stress. Bernie is excellent and very professional. He is very experienced and conscientious spending 6 hours approx. at the property ascertaining the location of leaks. I am very impressed. (Date: 24.2.2014)

Mr Sharp, Lincoln
Brett was very professional, calm and clean in his work. We were really worried and stressed with the whole affair but Brett found the leak and now it's been found and repaired, thank you so much.
(Date: 18.2.2014)

Phil Johnson, Elsenham, Essex
Cracking service Bernie located the leak within 6 minutes. Will defiantly use you again thank you so much. (Date: 24.2.2014)
Pete Williamson, Crabtree Property, Finchley
Thanks for the excellent service and speed in getting the report to me. I didn't meet the engineer on site, the resident did but as far as i am aware they were very pleased with the service.
(Date: 19.2.2014)
Roger Bainbridge, Ferring By Sea, West Sussex
Excellent service found the leak which is all we wanted.(Date: 18.2.2014)

Craig Shenton, Protec House, Lancashire
Both engineers who attended our client’s site were very professional and knowledgeable. They arrived on time and assisted our engineers to locate the assumed leak on the underground fire ring main. The client is over the moon as this has been an on going issue for near 2+ years!! Thanks again Craig Shenton Projects Engineer Protec Camerfield Ltd (Date: 17.2.2014)
Mr Rattray, Chesham
I was very pleased with the overall service provided by LDS. The engineer who dealt with my leak very professionally and would recommend LDS. Thank you. (Date: 24.1.2014)

Louis Phillips, Widegates Cornwall.
I write to express my satisfaction regarding the conduct of both you and your staff during my recent water leak episode. Both of your technicians, Lee and Bernie, worked extremely hard to locate the leak after arriving promptly at the agreed time. They were courteous and supportive during what was a trying time for both Jenny and myself. I was particularly appreciative of their efforts when I learned of the extremely early starts they have to make to reach us here in Cornwall. May I express my appreciation of your understanding and confidence-boosting manner when I spoke to you on the phone. The whole episode was conducted with skill and professionalism and I wholeheartedly commend LDS as a company of the highest calibre. (Date: 19.1.2014)

Chris Strevett, Worthing West Sussex
Mark was very professional and the report was forwarded within a day, thanks. (Date: 19.1.2014)

Penny Heyes, Wooburn Green
Your engineer Barry, was very professional and as considerate as possible given the stressful situation. He was also very helpful in suggesting solutions to the problem which we have now taken into consideration. (Date: 19.1.2014)

Mrs Blackburn, Huddersfield
I wish to thank you for your services given to me on Sunday 22nd December 2013 in my home. Your employee, Bernie detected and repaired a leak in my central heating system after almost 2 weeks of problems and personal pressure. I found Bernie to be most professional and efficient. His calm attitude I found very reassuring. The help and advice he gave me was very kind, helpful and I was able to return to normality. Again my sincere gratitude. (Date: 17.1.2014)
Faizul Faizi, Isleworth, Middlesex
I was very satisfied with the service your engineer Barry provided today in locating my leak. He was courteous, informative, knowledgeable and dealt with my leak professionally, thank you.
(Date: 12.1.2014)

Sue Polhill, Buckingham
Today we had a visit from a member of your team called Bernie. He really is a credit to your organisation. He was very professional in everything he did and was extremely thorough. He also delivers bad news very nicely! Should we ever require your services again I would ask that he visits us. (Date: 10.1.2014)

Andrew Etchells, Watford
Lee was a lovely bloke who clearly loves his job - and his enthusiasm for the service and his equipment were a pleasant contrast to a lot of the people we have dealt with when having household issues. (Date: 2.1.2014)

Richard Falk, Haxey
Just wanting to confirm in writing how impressed I have been with your company's service once more. Your engineer was efficient and polite and went beyond my expectations in trying to sort the problem today. (Date: 23.12.2013)

Louis Phillips, Widegates, Cornwall,
Bernie worked to the best of his ability following very early starts to be on site at the agreed time. Both showed a very concerned, professional approach to their task. (Date: 23.12.2013)

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

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Meet Leak Detection Specialists at Ecobuild 2014

Leak Detection Specialists at Ecobuild
 
 
Come and meet LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd at the Ecobuild on Thursday 6th March 2014 and find out how we find leaks and the equipment we use.
 
Ecobuild 2014, the world’s leading event for sustainable design, construction, energy and the built environment. Visit Ecobuild for more information and to see who will be there.
 

Leak Detection Surveys

LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd offer a leak detection service providing a non-destructive solution to finding leaks in any pipe work in both domestic and commercial properties. Leak Detection Specialists utilise specialist equipment coupled with our engineers technical expertise to locate hidden leaks quickly and accurately, saving both time and money.
 

LDS Thermography Inspections

Thermography Inspections detail the areas of concern such as insulation problems, Air leaks, poor workmanship, structural defects, missing insulation, damage due to mould, moisture and condensation.
 
Leak Detection Specialists Thermographers are certificated at all three levels by PCN, part of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT). Our thermographers use their skill and experience to interpret thermal images and diagnose any anomalies in the construction, compliant with Part L of the building regulations and BS-EN 13187. LDS use leading-edge infrared technology from FLIR to perform thermography inspections of homes and buildings to improve energy efficiency, thus leading to savings on energy costs.
 

Come and meet us at the Ecobuild and receive  10% off  a Leak Detection Survey or Thermography Inspection.

 

Look forward to seeing you there.

 
 
 
 

Monday, 24 February 2014

Why Choose Leak Detection Specialists Ltd


We pride ourselves on being 'The Best' in Leak Detection, finding water leaks that other companies have failed to find.
  • We use the most leak detection methods.
  • We have the best trained engineers in leak detection.
  • We have the best equipment to locate water leaks.
  • We find the water leak to 1 square meter.
  • We guarantee to find the leak if you have a leak.
  • We have a 99% success rate in locating leaks.
  • We accurately locate your leak.
  • We find water leaks in both domestic and commercial properties.
  • We have engineers all over the country providing a fast response.
  • We provide an excellent customer service.
  • We are one of the Original Leak Detection Companies.
  • We are the preferred supplier in leak detection for many insurance companies.
  • We cause no damage to your property as leak detection is a non destructive solution.
  • We have carried out some of the largest commercial leak detection projects both here and abroad.

Results from our recent customer surveys show that our engineers are:

The benefits of  leak detection:

  • Finding the leak within 1 square meter,
  • Reducing your water bill,
  • Preventing further damage to your property,
  • Saving you potentially thousands of pounds!

So if you have a water leak then call us now to find your leak and let us show you that we are the BEST!  Tel: 0844 809 4968

Visit our website for more information http://www.leakdetectionspecialists.co.uk/

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Leak Detection Specialists for a peace of mind

LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd are registered with the following official bodies.......

• WIAPS ‘Approved Plumber’
• CIPHE Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering
• A CIPHE Industrial Associate
• Gas Safe
• OFTEC
• CSCS

WIAPS 'Approved Plumber'

Water Industry Approved Plumber WIAPS - Water Industry Approved Plumbers Scheme is funded by most of the Water Suppliers to administer an approved plumbers scheme for them. In order to become a WIAPS member, applicants have to demonstrate that they have been suitably trained as a plumber, that they have adequate knowledge of the Regulations by passing an assessment and they must be able to confirm that they have sufficient insurance cover.



Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering (CIPHE).  

Founded in 1906, the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) is the professional body for the UK plumbing and heating industry.
CIPHE Industrial Associate Industrial Associates (IA) contribute a great deal to the CIPHE through educating members and supporting the Institute’s primary concern - raising standards of plumbing and heating engineering. The Industrial Associate category was established in 1973. It has some 260 organisations and includes many of the leading companies in the plumbing and heating industry. Hepworth, Worcester Bosch, Armitage Shanks and Hudevad Britain are just a few of the names supporting the Institute's aims.


Gas Safe Registered

Gas Safe Register is the official list of gas engineers who are qualified to work safely and legally on gas appliances.


OFTEC Oil Firing Technical Association

OFTEC is the Oil Firing Technical Association. They represent the oil heating and cooking industry in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. OFTEC establishes the standards for competence within the domestic oil heating and cooking industry. By ensuring the quality of people and businesses working in this area OFTEC maintains standards for reputable companies and consumers alike.


CSCS Cards - Construction Skills Certificate Scheme

CSCS The leading competency card scheme for construction. CSCS provides people employed on construction sites with a portable means of identity and proof of competence to carry out their work on site. LDS engineers have demonstrated and achieved the recognised qualifications required in Leak Detection and passed the relevant Health Safety and Environment test.

CSCS Certificates of Commitment are awarded to companies that have shown a level of commitment to CSCS Schemes. This commitment is determined by the proportion of the company’s onsite workers who hold full CSCS or affiliated cards that are valid and current.

Contact LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd to find your leak
Tel: 0844 809 4968


Visit our website at www.leakdetectionspecialists.co.uk
 

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Can Leak Detection find a smell?


 
 

On occasions Leak Detection Specialists are approached to find where a smell is coming from !

Problem: A sporadic Smell affecting a large corporate building in the North of England.

It was first thought that this smell was a drainage issue that would come and go.

The problem had been on going for 2 years during which time many companies had attended to resolve the issue but the problem persisted.

Leak Detection Specialists were approached by the company with the problem. Arrangements were made for LDS engineers to attend the site out of hours on a weekend to prevent any disruption to the buildings employees.

After various testing to soil stacks and utilities LDS Leak Detection engineers found the leak on a capped off stack in the basement area that was used for the air conditioning and boiler condensing water.

It was found that part of the line was running up hill and could not therefore run to waste. The pipeline was found behind a wall in the building.

The exact smell was found in this line that was affecting the building.

After adjustments were made to this stack and the fall of the pipework the problem was cured.

Thanks to LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd the smell had gone.

We can't always guarantee we will find a smell but with our engineers expertise and experience they will do their very best in finding it !

 

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Nuclear Power Stations Leak Detection UK

Leak Detection
at Nuclear Power Stations

 
LDS Leak Detection Specialists are the UK's No 1 for Commercial Leak Detection.
 
In operating Nuclear Power Stations, they have no greater responsibility than to protect the public, the environment and themselves from the potentially adverse effects of the technology. They are responsible for the safe operation of these facilities.  Their obligation, as a nuclear operator, is to protect the people of this country and the population worldwide by maintaining nuclear safety at all times.
 
Our senior engineers have been working within leak detection for over 20 years gaining knowledge and experience throughout the industry to include successfully finding water leaks at Nuclear Power Stations in the UK.
 
Our highly experienced engineers choose the most appropriate leak detection methods to accurately locate leaks at Nuclear Power Stations.
 
Here are just two leak detection examples of the water leaks LDS have recently found at Nuclear Power Stations in the UK.
 

Nuclear Power Station water leak found on the cooling pipeline:

A leak was suspected on the cooling pipeline, which was a backup to the main cooling line to the nuclear re-actor. Using Correlation and acoustics our leak detection engineers located the area of leakage on 125mm (OD) 163-meter carbon steel pipeline. Tracer gas leak detection was not recommended due to pipework and nature of the site, also a shut down of the system was impossible.
 

Nuclear Power Station water leak found on the Fire Mains:

A water leak was suspected on a Fire mains pipeline protecting a Nuclear power station. A 300mm in diameter and 166 meter cement lined cast iron pipe was losing pressure from 15 bar to 2 bar in a short space of time. Our Leak Detection engineers used various methods of leak detection and successfully confirmed the water leak using acoustics and correlation.  These methods of leak detection were chosen due to the nature of the site and to prevent downtime and shut downs for the clients.

 
For more information about our Leak Detection Services please visit our website or contact us Tel: 0844 809 4968. 
 
You can Trust LDS
The UK's No1 in Commercial Leak Detection
to find your leak


 
 
 
 


Tuesday, 21 January 2014

LDS Leak Detection Specialists Engineer Vacancy

Leak Detection Specialists currently have a job vacancy for a Leak Detection Engineer based in either Birmingham, West Midlands, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire or Staffordshire.

 A Leak Detection Engineer is responsible for carrying out day to day leak detection activities to include successfully finding water leaks for customers.

Leak Detection Specialists have a 99% success rate of finding water leaks due to our engineers using various methods to locate leaks and are known to be the best in the industry. Our LDS engineers find water leaks in boilers, central heating systems and water mains pipes in both Domestic and Commercial properties.

Due to our excellent reputation in the industry our business has rapidly grown in the last year. The demand for LDS engineers has increased and we now need to recruit and train more Leak Detection Engineers. 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.

For more information regarding the role of an LDS Leak Detection Engineer visit one of the following links :

Leak detection job vacancy Birmingham
Leak detection job vacancy West Midlands
Leak detection job vacancy Warwickshire
Leak detection job vacancy Worcestershire
Leak detection job vacancy Derbyshire
Leak detection job vacancy Leicestershire
Leak detection job vacancy Staffordshire


 To apply for the Leak Detection Engineer Job Vacancy send your c.v. and covering letter to lisa@leakdetectionspecialists.co.uk. If you are successful we will send you an application form and invite you to an interview.



Monday, 20 January 2014

LDS Sponsors The London National race at Sandown Park Racecourse



Leak Detection Specialists Sponsored The London National race at Sandown Park Racecourse on 7th December 2013.

The Tingle Creek Christmas Festival Sandown Park Racecourse
The Tingle Creek Christmas Festival is a festive jump racing tradition, attracting the sport's leading horses and jockeys to Sandown Park. The Saturday, Tingle Creek Chase Day, is the pinnacle of the jump season, featuring the Grade 1 Tingle Cheek Chase, which is named after one of the most famous horses of the 1970's.

Best Turned Out Horse
Leak Detection Specialists had the opportunity to choose the best turned out horse in the parade ring before the LDS Leak Detection Specialists London National race.

The London National (Handicap Steeple Chase) 3m 5f 100y
LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd were proud sponsors of The London National (Handicap Steeple Chase) at 3:35pm. Watching the race of the day from The Royal Box, Leak Detection Specialists cheered in the winning horse 'There's No Panic' ridden by jockey Daryle Jacob as he jumped the last hedge ahead of 'Court By Suprise' ridden by Barry Geraghty to go on and win the LDS Leak Detection Specialists London National.
Leak Detection Specialists engineer Lee Dolman was chosen to present the trophy to Daryle Jacob (Jockey), Paul Nicolls (trainer) and The Stewart Family (Owners). For more photos visit http://www.leakdetectionspecialists.co.uk/LDS-sponsored-sandown-race.htm .


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To find your leak!
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Sunday, 12 January 2014

Leak Detection Case Study - Central Heating Leak

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The Problem
The client approached LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd via the website. He was impressed with the knowledgeable & professional response from the UK technical call handler Mark. The client had been experiencing repeated pressure loss on the boiler. A new boiler had been installed yet still the pressure loss continued. This was causing a great deal of disruption in the household as the boiler was regularly cutting off when the system lost pressure. Therefore daily visits to the boiler were required to maintain the pressure sling with it the heating & hot water. The clients heating engineer confirmed that there was an on going leak on the heating pipework which led to the client researching LEAK DETECTION on the internet.

The Solution
Leak Detection Specialists appointed one of their regionally based engineers who attended the property at the agreed day and time. The boiler was checked again to confirm the leak to be on the heating circuit. A combination of methods were used in pin pointing a far from obvious leak site. There were areas of water damaged within the property however these were found to be the end point of the migrating moisture. The whole area where the leak was detected was visually dry & unaffected. Of everywhere in the property the area identified seemed to be a very unlikely area. However based on the readings detected & images taken the leak detection engineer confidently marked the area, despite there being no sign of a leak or leakage.

The Result
Thermal Imaging noted a few areas of concern as well as evidence of some water damage. Tracer gas eventually traced the leak to the hallway which visually appears to be unaffected.

The area marked was excavated by the clients heating engineers who initially exposed sound heating pipes near to the surface.The areas still appeared to be dry & leak free. A certain amount of doubt set in the minds of the contractors as to the leaks location. Armed with the detailed report & images from Leak Detection Specialists the client insisted that the excavations should continue deeper. At which point some 600 mm from the concrete floor level the leak site was visually confirmed. The solder around an old fitting had deteriorated causing the leak & subsequent pressure loss. The leak site was repaired with no further pressure loss & no further trips to the boiler to maintain pressure in the early hours of the morning.

Summary
Leak detection is not a matter of fancy gadgets finding your leak but rather the experience and knowledge that the engineers have using the equipment . Here at Leak Detection Specialists, we pride ourselves on having these skills. With our vast experience, our leak detection engineers will recommend what would be best suited to your application and what type of leak detection equipment is most likely to accurately locate your leak fast.

You can trust LDS to find your leak
Tel: 0844 809 4968

 
 


Friday, 10 January 2014

LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd

As the UK’s leading Leak Detection company, we pride ourselves on being ‘The Best’ in the industry having a 99% success rate of locating hidden leaks. Leak Detection Specialists offer a leak detection service providing a non-destructive solution to finding leaks in any pipe work in both domestic and commercial properties.  LDS utilise specialist equipment coupled with our engineers technical expertise to locate hidden leaks quickly and accurately, saving both time and money.
 
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. Employing a Leak detection company to accurately find a leak limits expensive excavation well as subsequent repair and redecoration work.

 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.

Our senior engineers have over 20 years experience in detecting leaks and have trained other people in the leak detection industry. All our engineers are experts in leak detection and are fully qualified in various disciplines such as plumbing, heating, water damage and mechanical engineering.  Their knowledge and experience is essential to finding a hidden leak. Our engineers have found leaks that other companies failed to find!

 We use the latest ‘state of the art’ leak detection equipment to include  acoustics, tracer gas and  thermal infra-red cameras. Our engineers use more than one method of leak detection to enable them to find and accurately locate leaks – making Leak Detection Specialists the right company for all your leak detection needs. Our reputation in the leak detection industry has made us the preferred supplier for many companies.  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.

With nationwide coverage we have engineers all over the country enabling us to provide a fast response in finding your leak in your home or business.
 

Call us know for a free no obligation quote Tel: 0844 809 4968 or visit our website for more information http://www.leakdetectionspecialists.co.uk/
 

Monday, 6 January 2014

Looking back at 2013

LDS Leak Detection Specialists LTD
Looking back at 2013


It's been a busy year for our commercial leak detection team locating water leaks in Prisons, Nuclear Power Stations, Farms, Stadiums, Schools, colleges, universities, superstores, swimming pools losing water levels daily, MOD bases and even sporadic smell detection!

The beginning of 2013 brought snow and ice to the country and our engineers worked hard to reach many homes and businesses without central heating, to locate their leaks.

CASE STUDIES

In March 2013 Leak Detection Specialists successfully located a water leak on 9km of pipe work at  Mount Pleasant Military Base, Falkland Islands. See our case study for more information.

Leak Detection Specialists located a leak on a fire main at Pegasus house in Filton, one of Bristol's most historically significant buildings, see our case study for more information.

Leak Detection Specialists saves Kings Park Village, the largest Home Park in the country £256,000 in 2 years! Water Management and successful leak detection really does work, see our case study for more information.

TESTIMONIALS

Read many customer testimonials from 2013, complimenting our leak detection service. Our customers depend on us to provide reliable, professional customer service and we do our best to meet and exceed their high standards.

PARTNERSHIPS

LDS Leak Detection Specialists Ltd teamed up with Aspray Property Claims Management and All Claims Property to offer our customers help in making your property insurance claims and repairs easy.  If your home or business has been damaged and you need to make a claim on your insurance, they offer a fully comprehensive service, from quotation to completion, which will relieve the hassle and stress and, best of all, there will not be a charge to you. They will deal directly with your insurance company to ensure your claim is processed as quickly as possible and then they will get the contractors in to do the repair work and bill your insurance company direct!

ECO FRIENDLY

LDS introduced Thermography Inspections to improve energy efficiency in homes and businesses thus leading to savings on energy costs, saving 5% - 30% on energy bills. Thermography Inspections detail the areas of concern such as insulation problems, air leaks, poor workmanship, structural defects, missing insulation, damage due to mould, moisture and condensation. For more information visit Thermography Inspections on our website. LDS promoted Thermography Inspections at many  all Eco friendly events and exhibitions throughout the country.

SPONSORERSHIP

On 7th December 2013 Leak Detection Specialists sponsored the London National race at The Tingle Creek Christmas Festival at Sandown Race Course. 'There's No Panic' ridden by jockey Daryle Jacob jumps the last hedge ahead of 'Court By Surprise' ridden by Barry Geraghty to go on and win the LDS Leak Detection Specialists London National.

GROWING FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH

As one of the 1st and original leak detection companies we saw many leak detection companies come and go during 2013 and found leaks that they failed to find. Our engineers have many years of knowledge in plumbing, heating and of course our speciality…leak detection. 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. Our senior engineers have even trained other people in the leak detection industry, which goes to show why we are so good at what we do.


You can trust LDS to find your leak in 2014.

 

Friday, 3 January 2014

Happy New Year

 

 Happy New Year to all our customers

 
 

Thank you for using LDS to find your leak

and for all the great testimonials for our website.