Leak Detection  & Repair

It is not always easy to find a water leak, especially when this occurs under the floor, behind tiles of in walls. Leak detection allows for locating of leaks which cannot be found with the naked eye.

South Africa is a water poor country, and in the Western Cape leaking pipes and water wastage are issues which cannot be left unattended because leaking pipes can lead to hefty water bills and associated fines.

  • Faster way to find leaks by use of specialised equipment.
  • Safe by means of tracer gas, sound or damp equipment.
  • Non-intrusive, meaning less breaking by locating the leak without chopping or lifting flooring unnecessarily.
  • Leak detection provides the ability to locate hidden leaks on your plumbing system which otherwise could not be located.

Imminent signs of a water leak on your property

  • Your water meter reflects a continuous usage of water even when all your taps are turned off
  • There is a sudden spike in your water bill
  • Your walls, or paving show signs of running water, steady drips , moisture stains or discoloration, or warm areas on your walls or floors where your hot water pipes likely run
  • An area of your garden is always moist or has really good plant growth in comparison with the surrounding area
  • You hear the sound of running water even when all your taps are closed
  • You have a growing pool of water with no visible source
  • Any time you are unsure, but suspect a leak would be a good time to call us out

How it works

We have three ways in which we locate a leak using our leak detection equipment:

1. Stethophone – Acoustic sound equipment is used for listening for water movement used for ground and walls. This method is first choice in locating a leak which is not visible.

2. Gas – A low density gas is injected into the pipe, it then escapes through the easiest outlet and we use a highly sensitive gas detector unit to find gas readings to locate and pin point your leak.

3. Thermal Imaging – Thermal imaging allows for a heat radiated image to be broadcast to a hand held camera. This allows us to see any hot water leakage, and heat differentials in walls and floors. This will also form part of the post leak detection report.

4. Moisture Meters

5. Special Dyes