Leak Detection Grays
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Welcome to TM Hughes & Son. We offer Leak Detection services in Grays and the surrounding areas.
Experienced and insured Gas Safe Registered Plumbers employ various methods to quickly find hidden leaks.
The first step is to contact us and receive a free, no-obligation quote.
Dealing With Hidden Leaks
Often, leaks go undetected, and they can be challenging, but there are several methods you can use to establish if you leak somewhere.
Check Your Water Meter
- Turn off all water-using appliances and fixtures in your house
- Read your water meter, then wait 1-2 hours without using any water
- Read the meter again. If it has changed, there’s likely a hidden leak
Monitor Your Water Bill
Compare current water bills to those from previous months or the same period in previous years. A significant increase in water usage can indicate a hidden leak, especially if your water usage habits haven’t changed.
Listen For Running/dripping Water.
When it’s quiet, like at night, listen for the sound of running/dripping water or hissing when all water fixtures are turned off.
Inspect Walls & Floors
Look for signs of water damage, such as damp spots, discoloured areas on walls or floors, peeling paint or wallpaper, or a musty odour.
Check For Mold Or Mildew
Persistent mould or mildew, especially in areas not prone to dampness, can indicate a hidden water leak.
Warm Spots On Floors
If you have a leak in the pipes under your floor, you might feel unusual warm spots on your floors.
If you suspect a leak, it’s wise to call TM Hughes & Son. Our professional plumbers have a range of methods at their disposal to locate hidden leaks, which include:
- Visual Inspection: Visual inspection involves examining plumbing, fixtures, and surrounding areas for signs of water damage like wet spots, rust, or mould. This straightforward method identifies obvious leaks by observing dampness, water stains, and corrosion, which is easy for our Plumber’s trained eyes to spot.
- Pressure Testing: Pressure testing involves pressuring a plumbing system and monitoring the pressure gauge for drops. If the pressure falls, it indicates a leak within the system. This method is effective for identifying leaks in both visible and hidden pipes.
- Thermal Imaging: Thermal imaging employs an infrared camera to detect temperature variations caused by leaks, especially in hidden areas like walls or under floors. The camera visualises cooler or warmer spots, indicating moisture from leaks. It’s a non-invasive technique, ideal for locating leaks without damaging parts of a property.
- Leak Detection Machines: Leak detection machines identify leaks by amplifying the sound of water escaping from pipes. These devices are highly sensitive and can detect the smallest leaks in the noisiest environments.
Remember, hidden leaks can cause significant damage over time, so addressing them as soon as you suspect their presence is important.
Contact us today for a free, no-obligation quote and to book an appointment.
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