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DOMESTIC PIPE LEAK

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DOMESTIC PIPE LEAK

Internal Pipework Leak Detection
Symptom – Property recently developed visible signs of damp.  Insurers suspected that a leaking buried pipe was the cause.  Trace was asked to carry out a leak detection survey.
Analysis

1. Pressure testing confirmed that the hot water pipework was leaking.

2. Thermal imaging showed a spread of heat in the pictured location.

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3. Audible leak noise was present in the same location. Image shows a Ground Microphone over a suspected leak site.

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Invasive inspection

The hot water service was exposed in the location where the results of thermal imaging and acoustic analysis indicated a leak.  Images show the excavation and the leak which was exposed.

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Repair

The following image shows the repaired leak.

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