Mains Water Leak Repair Service
At some point as a homeowner you may have suspicions that you have a mains water leak, but many people are often unsure who can check for a water leak.
Because it is a mains water leak, people understandably assume that only the water supply company can conduct these checks, but that is not the case.
ADI is a specialist leak detection company that has successfully located hundreds of mains water leaks all across the country. If you suspect that you have a mains water leak then call ADI leak detection today.
Not only can we find the source of the leak, we can also repair it typically on the same call out, saving you time, inconvenience and expense.
Reasons Why Water Mains Fail
Water mains can fail for any number of reasons but in our many years of dealing we have identified four of the most popular causes for failure
Changes in Temperature – Depending on the type of material used in the manufacture of the pipework, such as metal for instance, pipes may expand and contract due to the weather conditions. Over time this can cause the pipes to break.
Road Works – Road and other utility works can cause vibrations along your mains water pipes which can then cause leaks to develop
Materials – For many years water pipes were made from cast iron, which has not aged well, and become brittle and deteriorated over time.
Pressure changes. Extreme pressure drops or surges put unwanted strain on the water system.
Water Mains Leak Repair Costs
It is very difficult to provide an accurate or even an average repair cost for outdoor water leak detection and repair due to the number of variables, such as the amount of damage that has been caused, the extent of the repairs required and even how easy it is to access that repair.
That is why ADI will always offer a free no-obligation quotation so you can then decide if you wish to proceed.
The cost to repair or replace your water supply pipe is dependent on a number of issues, such as the level of damage and the extent of the repairs required. The accessibility of the repair will have an impact too.
Our quotes always include restoring the area once the repair has been made and leaving everything neat and tidy for you.
Sometimes a repair will not be enough and you will require water pipe replacement, once again this will be quoted on a “per-basis” account so we can provide you with the best possible service for your issue.
Water Mains Repairs FAQ’s
CPVC (chlorinated polyvinyl chloride) can last more than 70 years, while PEX (cross-linked polyethylene) can also reach a similar age. Older PVC pipes have shorter lifespans, around 45 years. Copper pipes can last up to 80 years while lead ones can last up to 100 years.
When a water mains leak occurs the person or company who is responsible for water mains leaks repairs depends on the exact location of the leak. If the leak occurs within the boundaries of your property, then the responsibility lies with the homeowner, if the leak is outside of the property boundaries in the street, then it is the responsibility of the water mains company.
Typically we will have to dig more than 600mm deep to find and repair any leaks in your water mains pipes. This is because when we are asked the question how deep do you bury water pipes, the answer is always 600 mm.
The reason and thinking behind this is that 600mm is the exact depth water mains pipes need to be laid to prevent water from freezing inside of the pipes.
Water damage, which would include water mains repairs is typically covered as standard as part of your builings insurance policy. It is normally referred to in the policy as water main leak insurance. However as with all insurance policies, our advice before moving forward is to read the small print, of contact your insurance conpany for clarification.
Absolutely, as the original specialist leak detection company in the United Kingdom, ADI has the knowledge, the experience, and the expertise on how do you find your water main leak wherever it is, even underground. We regularly find leaks where other companies have failed, so wherever your leak, call today to get it resolved first time, every time.
Contact ADI Leak Detection Today
Whatever your water leak issues are ADI are the company to resolve them for you.
Call ADI today on 0800 731 3843 and get your water leak issued dealt with by the professionals.