Water Leak Detection and Repair Specialists
Restorations (UK) have a specialist team that works hand-in-hand with insurance companies, builders, property maintenance companies and the public to carry out surveys to properties with possible leaks and damp problems.
With the use of highly sophisticated, non-destructive equipment and years of experience, Restorations (UK) can identify the source of the problem without the need to take the property apart. This means minimal disruption for you and your property.
Our a leak detection survey is usually requested by your insurer or referred to by your plumber for undiscoverable leaks in internal pipework.
The survey is a process of elimination and will be carried out by our Gas Safe registered plumber. They will assess any visual references and utilise some or all of the listed testing methods.
As well as carrying out our leak detection service, for an additional cost, we can repair the leak and supply a full leak detection report for your insurance company if required. Once the leak is found and repaired, we are able to send in our specialist drying team to dry the property. When dried our re-instatement team will follow and restore your property to its pre-incident state.
- Established experts – in business over 30 years
- Work with leading insurance companies
- Latest technology & equipment
- Non-destructive moisture meters
- Visual Inspection
- Moisture Mapping
- Boroscope Camera Visuals
- Thermal Imaging
- Pressure Testing
- Die Tracing
- Gas Tracing
Detecting Hidden Leaks – It’s What We Do
If you don’t identify leaks quickly, significant damage can be caused over time. Fortunately, we have methods required to effectively detect leaks in your home or business.
No matter how small or big the leak, we will find the source – fast.
Our Leak Detection Equipment
We use an infra-red camera which shows us the hot and cold surfaces on the cameral, enabling us to find water leaks under floors and behind walls without the need to lift floors and remove walls.
Non-Destructive Moisture Meters
These meters use radio frequency to find moisture behind ceramic tiles, vinyl floor coverings, wood, drywall, masonry and concrete without the need of removing them. This is used as a quick method to carry out a moisture map of the property so we can then investigate further.
Gas Trace Detection
The trace gas is a mixture of hydrogen and nitrogen which is connected to the suspected leaking pipe. As the gas mixture is light it rapidly works its way to the surface of the leaking area and can be detected with detection probes.
This is an optical device on a long flexible tube with a camera on one end. This is used to find leaks in confined spaces, preventing disruption.
Leak Detection Service Breakdown
Identification of leaks
Using the latest technology, we will identify hidden leaks in your home or business – often without needing to lift flooring or remove walls.
For an extra cost, we will repair the leak and supply a full leak detection report for your insurance company if required.
Having heavily invested in the latest drying technology, training and equipment for water damaged properties, Restorations (UK) will make sure your property is completely dry after a leak has been fixed.
Where there is damp, there is often mould. Fortunately, we provide professional mould remediation services to ensure your property is fully decontaminated and returned safe.
Leak Detection Project Gallery
Leak Detection FAQs
Signs of a water leak include:
Unusual, low water pressure
Cracks in your property’s foundations
Water sounds (e.g. bubbling from the sink, or whistling from pipes)
Unpleasant odour from dirty water
If you think your bill is higher than usual and nothing has changed significantly day to day, there could be a leaking pipe at your property. We can help find out if this is the case
Leaks can be dangerous in a number of ways. Over time, they can cause structural issues to your property, as well as have the potential to cause harm to your health – as the leak might not solely be water.
The most effective way to identify where a leak is coming from is to contact specialists like Restorations (UK). Unless the source is immediately obvious, you will need the right tools and technology to find where the leak is coming from.