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The Challenge With Leak Detection When Dealing With An Escape Of Water

The Challenge With Leak Detection When Dealing With An Escape Of Water

The problem with an escape of water is that it isn’t just about the clean-up. Progress in remediation can’t begin until you’ve used all your Leak Detection knowledge to pinpoint the source and fix the leak.

Often pipes are buried deep in walls, under tiled kitchen floors, and even in between your and your neighbour’s properties. This can make finding the cause of the escape of water difficult, time-consuming and even costly.

You may be reluctant to pull up those limestone tiles, and even if you do, who’s to say you’ll find the right spot?

There may be tell-tale signs; patches of damp or maybe a puddle appearing seemingly from nowhere, but until you know for sure, you risk causing more water damage in the search for the offending pipe. However, these days technology has really advanced the accuracy of Leak Detection equipment.

Rainbow Restoration has teams trained to detect the source of an escape of water using a variety of specialist equipment for their Leak Detection services, so you can minimise the destruction caused in trying to find that leaking pipe.

Types of Leak Detection

Acoustic testing

Tracing a leak using acoustic equipment involves using specialist tools to listen for the sound of water escaping from a pipe or source. This is most effective on pressurised pipework such as hot or cold feed pipework, mains water supply pipework or heating pipework.

Acoustic Testing.

Tracer gas

Tracing a water leak using Tracer Gas involves introducing a mixture of 5% hydrogen and 95% nitrogen into the suspected pipework to determine where the tracer gas escapes helping to locate the source of the leak.

Endoscope Surveys

Detecting water leaks using an endoscope camera is a creative and effective approach for inspecting hard-to-reach or concealed areas such as boxed in pipework or areas beneath showers etc.

Endoscope survey - leak detection.

Dye Testing

Dye testing of waste and drainage pipework is a method used to check for leaks, blockages, or other issues in waste pipework, sewer or drainage systems. This process can help identify problems in the system, such as improper connections, leaks, or obstructions.

Moisture Mapping

Tracing a water leak using moisture mapping involves using various tools and techniques to identify areas of increased moisture or water intrusion within a structure.

Water Analysis

Water analysis involves examining water samples to identify the source of water. This is useful in identification of drainage, waste, mains and rainwater issues.

At Rainbow Restoration, we have a 24-hour helpline, so you can get help when you need it. As we have more than 50 branches across the UK, it’s likely that there’s a Rainbow Restoration branch within just 23 miles of your postcode.

For professional help finding the source of your water leak, call us now on 01623 42248.

Updated: 24/11/2023

Published: 24 Nov 2023