Leak Detection Services
High Water Bill? Can’t Find Your Water Leak?
We Locate Hidden Water Leaks.
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MARKETS WE SERVE
From Houses, Body Corporates, Residential Estates, Shopping Centres, Airports, Manufacturing Plants, Schools etc.
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE A WATER LEAK?
An irregularly high water bill. ( Compare Your Monthly Bills )
Your Water Meter moves even though no water is being used.
Hearing the sound of water running even though all the taps are closed securely. ( Check your toilets as well )
Warm areas on your floors/walls in the Bathroom or Kitchen. ( Hot Water Leaks )
Dampness on your Walls. (Discoloured Walls / Floors)
Water puddles on paving or grass.
MAIN LEAK DETECTION LEAKS
TRACER GAS LEAK DETECTION
Generally, once we have performed the Acoustic Leak Detection and we have found the general area of where the leak is located, we then perform what is called the Tracer Gas Leak Detection. The water supply is pumped full of a special Hydrogen gas, which then effectively takes the place of the water in the pipes. Instead of water leaking from the pipes, we now have gas leaking from the pipes. Hydrogen gas penetrates leakages more easily than any other medium. Hydrogen gas rises, and even penetrates materials as dense as concrete. Our equipment is then able to detect the gas and so pinpointing the exact location of the leak.
PIPE / UTILITY LOCATION
Pipe / Utility location further simplifies the leak detection process and can reduce unnecessary excavation as well as preventing us from excavating into a live electrical wire or sewer line.
There are multiple other techniques that we make use of, such as Dye Tests, Flood Tests. These tests are generally used to find non pressurized water leaks in waste or sewer lines.
ACOUSTIC LEAK DETECTION
All water leaks produce a sound as the water exits the pipe. So simply put Acoustic Leak Detection is “listening for leaks”. Our specialized equipment makes this task much easier and gives us very good indication where the leak is located.
THERMAL LEAK DETECTION
This method works especially well in the location of hot water leaks. The infrared camera is able to penetrate walls & floors, showing us exactly where the hot water pipes are located, and so also showing us the exact location of the leak.
Most if not all Insurance companies these days cover leak detection costs. They will not only cover the costs of the leak detection, but depending on the results of the leak detection they will also cover the repairs costs, as well as the damages that have resulted from the leak.
Rescue Plumbing Services is registered with both PIRB ( Plumbing Industry Registration Board ) & IOPSA. ( Institute of Plumbing South Africa ) This means that most if not all Insurance companies accept and acknowledge our work. We will provide all necessary report/quotes that are requested.
Furthermore, we can also provide you with a municipal report, which will assist you in claiming back the water that was lost, should you have received ahigh municipal water account.