Leak Detection Canvey Island
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Welcome to TM Hughes & Son Gas Services Ltd, your trusted experts in Leak Detection in Canvey Island. We’re dedicated to providing top-quality services to identify and fix leaks efficiently.
- Experienced engineers
- Fully insured
Indications Of a Hidden Leak
Detecting leaks in pipes that are not visible, such as underground, in walls, underfloors, in ceilings, or lofts, can be challenging. Here are some signs to help you determine if there’s a leak:
Underground Pipe Leaks
- Unusual wet spots or pooling water in your garden.
- A noticeable drop in water pressure.
- An unexplained increase in your water bill.
- The sound of running/dripping water when all water sources are off.
- A change in the colour or smell of your water.
Pipe Leaks In Walls
- Damp patches or discolouration on walls.
- Peeling paint or wallpaper.
- Mould or mildew growth on walls.
- A musty odour.
- Sounds of dripping or running water inside walls.
Underfloor Pipe Leaks
- Warped or buckling floors.
- Unusual warm spots on the floor (in case of hot water pipes).
- Musty odours or visible mould.
- Water seeps through floor tiles or grout.
Pipe Leaks In Ceilings
- Water stains or discolouration on the ceiling.
- Dripping water or wet spots on the ceiling.
- Bulging or sagging in the ceiling.
- Mold growth on the ceiling.
Pipe Leaks In Lofts
- Water stains or dampness on loft insulation or flooring.
- Visible dripping or pooling water.
- Mould or mildew in the loft area.
- Musty odours are coming from the loft.
If you suspect a leak, consult with one of our professional plumbers to undertake a detection and plan a repair.
How We Find Hidden Leaks
We find hidden leaks using various methods, including visual inspection, thermal imaging and leak detection machines.
A plumber begins with an initial assessment of common leak sites such as under sinks, around toilets, and near water heaters.
They look for signs of leaks like water stains, mould, and damage to walls, floors, or ceilings.
Closely examination of pipe joints, valves, and fittings is conducted to check for corrosion, rust, or moisture.
The Plumber may also test water pressure consistency by turning on different taps. In some cases, dye tests are utilised for toilets or large pipes to identify the source of a leak visually.
Our Plumber employs an infrared camera to detect temperature variations in walls, floors, and ceilings, indicating potential leaks.
The camera displays cooler areas, likely caused by water leaks, in blue and warmer areas in red or yellow.
This method helps identify the exact location of the leak and assess the extent of water damage.
Thermal imaging is particularly useful as it allows for a non-invasive inspection without cutting into walls or digging up floors.
Leak Detection Machines
Our plumbers might opt for acoustic leak detectors, which listen to the sound of water escaping from pipes.
This involves headphones and a microphone to detect hissing or whooshing sounds within walls and floors.
Electronic leak detection equipment with electromagnetic sensors is also used to detect water presence, which is especially useful for underground pipes.
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