Underground Connections Ltd provides underground water leak detection services. We understand the importance of resolving this problem quickly, and therefore offer a fast response to get an Engineer to your property.
We can trace the exact route of your water pipe and pinpoint exactly where the water leak is using only the specialist equipment. We will then excavate and repair the section that is at fault. All our engineers hold the National Water Hygiene Card, which is recognised throughout all Water Companies.
Our engineers are very careful; we respect and protect our customers’ property, our vehicles are fully equipped and the majority of the time we achieve all this in one visit.
Our Water leak Detection Equipment
We have the latest equipment which enables us to find underground water leaks, fast & efficiently.
The cat is a hand held tool which we use on the surface to pin point the exact route of the underground water pipe. The cat Detects signals naturally radiating from metallic pipes. This allows us to keep our excavations to a minimum.
- Conventional Listening Stick
The simplest device we use. The listening stick is just a plated steel bar which transmits the leak noise to a diaphragm within a resonant cavity. An ideal tool sometimes, in differentiating between static and leak noise on an electronic device.
- Ground Microphone
We use ground microphones to enhance the sound of the underground water leak. When water escapes from a pipe under pressure, it creates noise. This noise is then picked up by our extremely sensitive ground microphones.
- Our leak detection rig
This System uses new tried and tested technology to reliably pinpoint leaks. The patented technology provides a fast and accurate method for finding even the smallest leaks on plastic, copper and lead pipes. The system is designed for pipes with an internal diameter ranging from 10 to 50 mm. It delivers pin-point accuracy every time and eliminates costly dry holes. This system has also won awards from the water industry.
When choosing a contractor for water leak detection, always ask what equipment they have for the job. They sould have every thing listed above to be efficient.
3 main indications of a possible water supply pipe leak:
- Movement on a water meter, when no water is being used.
- An area that is wet in dry conditions.
- A drop in water pressure/flow volume.
Financial help with the cost of repair:
If you repair your water leak within 30 days of becoming aware of it, your water company may offer a ‘once only’ discretionary contribution towards the cost of the repair.
Metered water lost:
The first time you have a water leak on your underground supply pipe, your water company may grant you a discretionary allowance for both the water and sewerage elements of your bill so that you do not pay any more than you usually pay. This is subject to you having stopped the water leak by repairing your service pipe within 30 days.