Find and fix an underground water leak with Rainbow International’s expertise and specialist teams and equipment.
A water leak underground can cause catastrophic damage if not handled quickly with expertise. If you’ve found evidence of an underground water pipe leak, you need a specialist to detect and confirm it’s an underground leak.
Despite the complexity behind a water leak that’s underground – the solutions don’t always have to be invasive and costly. Rainbow International’s specialists will use a variety of detection methods to pinpoint the location of the underground leak and find the most effective solution.
From mains water supply lines, sewage pipes, and underfloor heating pipes, there are a number of potential sources of a leak.
Underground water leaks are relatively common, as almost every single home has a variety of these pipes running underneath them. By hiring a specialist to evaluate the situation and determine the cause and solution – the detected leak can be resolved as quickly as possible to prevent excessive damage and costs.
Detecting the location of a leak underground can be done by specialists through two different methods – invasive and non-invasive.
By using professional leak detection equipment, Rainbow International’s expert team can use the following techniques to detect, locate and confirm an underground leak:
Finding a leak underground by using specialist equipment, acoustic testing is less invasive and allows Rainbow International’s experts to hear where the water is leaking from. They’re trained to know what leaks sound like and the type of material it’s surrounding.
Thermal imaging underground leak detection is another non-invasive method. Highly sensitive cameras can track underground pipes carrying hot or cold water and detect a leak within the floor quickly.
A tracer gas made up of 5% hydrogen and 95% nitrogen is used by Rainbow International experts; to detect underground leaks in a non-invasive way. By injecting the gas into the pipe system, any gas that escapes the pipes is detected by equipment – revealing the source of the water leak.
Underground pipes can be more difficult to trace, given how inaccessible they are. Using a variety of specialist equipment, different types of pipes can be traced and tracked throughout your home, including what they’re carrying.
If you suspect there’s an underground leak, it’s essential to resolve it quickly if you want to avoid further damage.
Get in touch with Rainbow International to speak with a specialist who can support you with your underground water leak.
There are a variety of different signs of an underground water leak including:
There are multiple reasons a leak can happen underground. From natural disasters moving pipework or causing excessive pressure to general wear and tear leading to rusting. Chemicals in the surrounding earth can also have an impact, eroding the pipes and causing a leak.
The cost of detecting an underground water leak can vary, depending on the methods used to detect it and the complexity of the potential pipework affected.
Underground leaks can come from a variety of different sources. From mains water supply lines and sewage pipes, to underfloor heating pipes.
Invasive underground leak detection involves the use of methods that require drilling and/or digging to expose the underground pipe for inspection. These methods often require closing off the water supply and potentially the surrounding area, such as pavements and roads.
Non-invasive underground leak detection is the process of finding a leak without causing damage and disruption to the home.
There are plenty of advantages to using non-invasive methods to detect an underground leak. It is a quicker way to find the source of a leak and typically doesn’t leave behind damage to your home, saving you money.