The vast majority of leaks in a home heating system are small and pretty difficult to find so that’s why ADI Water Leak Detection invested in a state-of-the-art gas tracing system to find these small and very awkward leaks. So, for example, if you have central heating system with a leak and you have flooring that can’t be easily removed (who doesn’t?) like wood flooring, tiles or marble then finding the leak can be a bit of a nuisance. The last thing you want to have to do is dig up half of your floor to track down a tiny pinprick of a leak buried down there – that’s just too costly an option.
Most of the leaks you’ll have in your home will happen downstairs (if you’re living in a two-storey building) because if you had a leak on the second floor one of the dead giveaways would be wet patches on the ceiling or even water dripping down your walls – you’re not going to miss that kind of thing to be fair.
At ADI Gas Leak Detection when we’re working on these types of tiny leaks we know that using our nitrogen gas tracer system makes the most sense. When we employ this piece of equipment we drain all the water from your pipes and then fill it with an inert (non-explosive) gas which then flows through your pipes. We leave our gas sensors at strategic points on the floor and when the nitrogen-hydrogen mix that we use leaks through the hole our gas sensors instantly pick it up – even if the gas is leaking out at multiple points in your water pipes.
And because it’s a gas once we’ve found your leak we can flush it from your water pipes, repair the leak and get you back to normal again in no time at all – and all with a minimum amount of cleaning up to be done.
There are lots of companies out there who offer leak detection services. Some of them are good and some of them are incredibly bad. Some of them actually offer a reliable leak detection services but that’s all they do. With ADI Central Heating Leak Detection we understand there’s a lot more to providing a leak detection service to our customers and we also deal with a far wider range of customers than pretty much any of our competitors.
When you work in leak detection it’s about far more than just finding the leak. To be truly effective in this role you also need to be able to work within a plumbers mindset and to understand the problems that can crop up. The best equipment in the world can only go so far when it comes to dealing with issues like this and after that it’s down to your own experience as a plumber and understanding the way pipes work, how water and gas flows around a building and spotting warning signs that even the most advanced detection devices might miss out on. This is something that only comes with years of practical experience of working on real-world leak detection issues.
On top of offering a thoroughly professional leak detection service we also offer a plumbing service that directly complements what we do in terms of leak detection. Our engineers and plumbers also have access to an entire range of powerflushing equipment to deal with the most stubborn of plumbing blockages - we can literally blast your plumbing pipes and radiators clean of all the gunk and sludge that has built up inside them.
So when you hire ADI Gas Leak Detection to work on finding your leak you’re getting the kind of experience and expertise that’s, quite literally, impossible to find within one company in the UK.
We routinely provide a 98% natural gas leak detection rate for both our business and domestic customers and this doesn’t happen by chance. In fact it’s anything but chance that allows us to achieve such a high first-time-fix rate for our customers. How we achieve these numbers is a combination of vast experience, hard work, tons of ongoing training and access to a constantly-upgraded arsenal of technology that would make Iron man jealous. And it’s only this particular combination of skills and tools that allow us to do what we do so successfully.
We should mention here that the 98% leak detection rate we achieve is within a single working day – some companies aren’t quite so honest. One of the main aspects of achieving a success rate of this level is that we don’t rush into things – as in we don’t simply work on assumptions and then hope that our “best guess” was correct and hope for the best all at the same time.
Another huge aspect of what we do is that we are what are called “early adopters” when it comes to technological advances and because of this we use a lot of very advanced technology in our leak detection surveys. The advanced level of the equipment we use means that we can trace the source of any central heating leak with almost pinpoint precision – usually to within just a few centimeters of the source of the leak. This means that guesswork never comes into play in anything that we do.
We’re proud of the work we do and equally proud of how professional our engineers are and the fact that all of the leak detections we do are totally non-invasive in their nature – we truly value your property as much as you do.
During a recession most companies that were flat out busy during the boom (because after every boom there’s always a bust) are going to have to work harder for the same level of business. This means that some companies will be willing to flat out lie to you to get paid. With ADI we’ve built our reputation on providing a great service and great customers service at the same time and the fact that we’ve been in business since the 1990s is proof of that. What we’re trying to highlight here are the simple rules/tips that can help you from being badly stung by some cowboy outfit who have no clue what they’re doing.
So how can you be sure you’re dealing with a professional leak detection company?
The first thing to look at is their qualifications. Firstly a central heating leak detection engineer is usually a fully qualified plumber – the two roles kind of go hand-in-hand because finding leaks and then fixing them should be part of the service on offer. That’s not to say that a company who only offer a leak detection services are to be avoided and not trusted but you will need to ask questions about their knowledge, background and experience. Otherwise their “attempts” to trace your leak could mean holes being dug everywhere in your floors, walls, ceiling and even in you garden.
Next look at the type of equipment they’re using or more importantly whether or not they have any equipment with them at all? You should expect a professional leak detection company to have thermal imaging cameras, snake cameras, gas tracing systems and both acoustic gas leak detectors and moisture detectors at the very least. If they don’t, for whatever reason, have this level of technology available to them or at least some of it then they’re probably chancing their arm.
There are several ways to find a leak on any property and at ADI we have the experience and tools to track down the source of any leak anywhere – including both interior and exterior leaks. We can also find these types of leaks on domestic, commercial and industrial properties so no matter how severe or huge you may feel the problem is we’re more than capable of dealing with it for you.
We use a wide range of tools to trace the source of any leak and the type of technology we use means that regardless of where the leak might be we can find the source of it to within 5cm and without having to dig any holes. In fact our equipment is so advanced we can even find leaks that are buried several feet underground or even leaks that are within your walls.
The basic process we use at ADI when we’re tracing leaks is to analyze the situation first. Far too many companies jump straight into digging around and poking holes looking for your leak when the reality is they should be researching the problem before they start doing anything else – this simply prevents a lot of headaches later on.
Once we’re happy that we understand the basis of the central heating problems we then deploy the appropriate equipment to trace the leak. If the gas leak is an interior one then we might use a thermal imaging camera, acoustic leak detector or maybe even our nitrogen gas tracing system. If, however, the leak is external we would usually use an acoustic leak detector because we’ll be working with a leak that’s buried underground and we’ll have to rely on this equipment and our years of experience to trace your leak.
Either way we will find your leak and your property will remain untouched during the time we’re working to find it.