Our PipeServ team are trained and experienced in using various types of leak detection equipment. Our methods locate quickly and efficiently so that the necessary repairs can be speedily carried out.
Even when water rises to the surface, it does not necessarily mean the leak is located at this point, as water tends to find the easiest route of escape. It is important to recognize that leak detection is not an exact science. Sometimes, it is not always possible to locate some leaks using listening devices alone – it may be necessary to excavate.
Leaks from plastic pipes are harder to locate as they are quieter than those from metal-based pipes. Therefore the sound is more difficult to detect. Property owners do not always have accurate records of the route of their supply pipes. Furthermore, any records of alterations that may have taken place. There are some instances, it may be necessary to carry out excavation work to narrow down the length of supply pipe to pinpoint the leak.
Difficulties can be experienced when locating and repairing leaks. For example when the leak is under a building, we may recommend replacement of the supply pipe to avoid future leakage.
Leak detection is the location of leaking water pipes using various types of leak detection equipment. PipeServ mainly use listening devices, which contain ultra sensitive microphones to ‘listen’ for leak sounds that generate through damaged pipe work.
Metallic pipes can be located using a signal generator. Electronic signals are sent through the pipe and are detected above ground using a locator.