Our engineers are trained and experienced in using various types of leak detection equipment and listening devices to pinpoint leaks and locate water supply pipes 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 and 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 and therefore the sound is more difficult to detect. In addition, property owners do not always have accurate records of the route of their supply pipes and any alterations that may have taken place. In some instances, it may be necessary to carry out excavation work to narrow down the length of supply pipe to pinpoint the leak.
In view of difficulties that may be experienced in locating leaks, for example when the leak is under a building, we may recommend replacement of the supply pipe to avoid future leakage.
Eps Trenchless Installations Ltd provides a variety of solutions that will be tailored to meet your requirements.