Central Heating Leak Detection
Professional Water Leak Detection and Trace and Access services from Rainbow International
If you find a pool of water in your property – or any other signs of a leak – you have no time to waste. You need to act promptly to pinpoint the exact source and repair the issue before matters get worse.
The problem is that this is easier said than done. And that’s where our trace and access and water leak detection services come in…
We understand just how stressful water leaks can be. That’s why we provide our experts with the training and specialist equipment they need to quickly and efficiently carry out four key methods of trace and access water leak detection.
Thermal imaging is a popular (and non-invasive) method of leak detection. It involves using specialist cameras to identify temperature differences in your pipes. This allows our team to detect any pipes that are buried in subfloors or other hidden areas within your property.
Acoustic testing is another simple, effective and accurate method of water leak detection. It requires professional acoustic and electro-acoustic listening devices that enable our specialist team to amplify, filter and process the sound of a buried or insulated leaking pipe.
The final method, pipe tracing, involves the use of high-frequency water leak detectors to trace any hidden or buried pipes that can’t be detected with thermal imaging cameras. This process enables our team to accurately identify the exact location of a leak before the situation worsens.
Finding the source of your problems shouldn’t be an invasive or costly process. The Trace and Access service functions as a way for property owners to spot the source of a leak without causing any damage.
To discover whether the leak is located inside a wall, underneath the floorboards running through the garden, specialists carry an extensive range of trace and access equipment.
This technique avoids unnecessarily dismantling your home to find the leak, saving you the cost of putting it all back together again – a cost that not all insurers will cover due to the speculative causes behind it.
Trace and Access isn’t the same as water leak detection though. Instead, a Trace and Access specialist not only identifies where the leak is coming from, but also brings solutions.
The Trace and Access specialists can accurately record the damage the leak is causing, along with potential repairs to rectify the issue.
This provides you with a strong report that details the source of the leak, the damage caused and how to repair it all. This means you can clearly define your issue and the action plan to resolve it to your insurers, leading to a solution much more quickly than standard processes.
Finding the leak is just the first step in fixing the problem. Once we’ve pinpointed the location, our fully trained and insured team will excavate the area to expose the source.
We’ll then issue a bespoke SMART report of our findings and recommended next steps. Repairs can be carried out by us at an additional cost or by your preferred plumber – whatever works best for you.
Our full remediation programme will restore your property back to its original condition with little-to-no disruption to the living or working environment. We’ll even give your entire water systems a once-over for full peace of mind.
We’ve been providing this complete trace and access service to homeowners, builders, plumbers, insurance companies, facility management companies, maintenance managers and loss adjusters since 1987. So, we’re more than capable of taking the burden of locating and repairing a water leak off your shoulders – leaving you to focus on the more important things in life.
One of the most obvious signs of a leak in your home or business premises is a puddle of water around appliances or walls. You may also notice a drop in water pressure or unexpectedly high water bills.
A distinct loss of pressure in the underfloor heating system is the very first sign that there’s a leak somewhere in the network. If you notice a pressure drop, call us immediately and our team will get to work using thermal imaging cameras to accurately locate the source of the leak.
A water leak can cause serious damage to not only your floors, ceilings and walls but also the structure of your property. If left untreated, mould and mildew can grow too. The good news is that if your property has been damaged during a leak, you may be able to claim on your home insurance cover or building insurance policy.
Yes, a hidden water leak can cause serious structural damage and mould growth if left undetected. It’s therefore essential that the problem is immediately seen to and with the appropriate drying treatments. If repairs are necessary, you may be able to make an insurance claim to cover the costs (look for trace and access insurance cover on your policy).
Our four methods of leak detection are non-invasive and cause absolutely no damage to your property. Our team are experts when it comes to thermal imaging, acoustic testing, tracer gas and pipe tracing, so you can rest assured that you’re in good hands.
This will vary depending on the nature of the problem and whether the leak is underground or behind a wall. The good news is that we’re on standby 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to use our water leak detectors to pinpoint the source and prevent further damage as quickly as possible.
Opening your windows and doors may help speed up the drying process, but it won’t remove all the water. Our team will arrive on-site with the latest drying equipment, including heavy drying fans and dehumidifiers, or you can hire them yourself.
Trace and access cover can save you from unnecessary costs of repairing the damage caused by regular leak detection. Methods other than trace and access can result in your home being dismantled, and due to the speculative cause behind this damage – not all insurers will cover it.
Having trace and access cover removes that risk and can also result in any investigation costs being covered, saving your wallet.
Finding a water leak behind a wall can be traced in a number of ways – including acoustic testing, pipe tracing, thermal imaging and tracer gas. Often you’ll notice paint peeling, musty smells and mould or mildew first.
Once you’ve established there is a water leak behind a wall, you’ll need the experts to confirm the issue and begin to rectify it. This can cause significant damage to your home and result in a costly bill. Trace and access cover can take some of the stress away from the situation by protecting your wallet from any damage costs.
Trace and access specialists can confirm if you have a leak in underground water pipes. It’s key to detect the leak in underground water pipes early if you’re going to save cash and time.
Be on the lookout for a decrease in water pressure, pressure in the water supply, or a sudden increase in water usage and costs. More tangible damage such as a cracked pavement or visible potholes are also key ways to spot an underground water pipe leak.
Trace and access specialists can use multiple different methods to trace a water leak in a ceiling. For example, using thermal imaging to trace water leaks in a ceiling is a much faster method and removes the potential for any damage to be inflicted on your home. This kind of trace and access detects surface temperature changes that are caused by water.
Other methods include:
Once visual aspects of a potential leak source have been determined, the process can become trickier. By having specialists use a variety of methods, they can trace a leak source in a variety of areas in a building.
However, this is often complicated and expensive. But, trace and access cover can ensure that the pressure is relieved from your bank account.
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