You need to know where water pipes are to detect a leak . With our water leak detection services we can detect your water pipes and plot them on a map for future use if you don’t know where they are.

The main techniques we use for water leak detection involve using ground microphones, tracer gasses, leak correlators and thermal imaging cameras.

Water leaks can occur in many different places. It may come in the form of a leak in the shower, kitchen, bathroom or geyser . Leaks in these areas are usually minor problems that can easily be detected and taken care of.

Leaks become a bigger problem when they are in less visible places like a tank or pipe and that is where water leak detection equipment comes in.

We are the leaders in leak detection services in the Cape Town area, our water leak detection services are highly recommended by top companies such as the Victoria & Alfred Hotel (Waterfront), Sun International Group, Comfort Stay (Guest House), Grande Kloof (Guest House).

We have top quality water leak detection equipment to pin point any water leak not visible to the human eye. With our water leak detection equipment and plumbing repair team we are immediately available to repair the detected water leak with minimal damages to walls or floors.

We also recommend that you use our plumbing services repair team after we have detected the water leak to avoid the possibility for coming out again to point out the leak if another plumber opens the affected area and possibly misses the leak

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We use the following methods to detect leaks

More information about our methods…

(Gas Detector / Tracer Gas) With the gas leak detection technique, a non-toxic, water insoluble and lighter-than-air gas, such as helium or hydrogen, is injected into an isolated segment of a water pipe.

1) With the water supply turned off, a plumbing fitting such as a tap is removed and a hose from the gas cylinder is attached to piping network at this point. The gas is then turned on and allowed to flow freely into the piping system. If there is no leak the piping system will hold pressure, if there is a leak the gas will start to flow out of the pipe work at the leak. The result is that this gas filters through the ground/concrete or what ever the covering, to the surface. At the surface we then trace this gas with a specialised gas sensor.

2) With the water supply on, gas is injected under pressure into the water system. The gas is then held in solution in the water while under pressure and when it gets to the leak there is no further pressure to hold the gas in solution, it now breaks away from the water particle and come to the surface in the same way as it did above. This method can only be done by qualified and trained staff.

Visual Inspections can only reveal so much, with thermal imaging or better known as infrared scanning we can see behind obstacles such as walls and floors without being destructive.

Thermal imaging cameras use infrared scanning technology to compare the relative temperature of one object to that of its surroundings. These thermal images can reveal problems with moisture, electrical systems, mechanical overheating of motors / machinery as well as problems with insulation, structural, plumbing and can even reveal insect infestations.
Thermal photography offers prospective buyers and building owners great services such as to spot potential risks and identify energy saving opportunities.

Infrared scanning is extremely useful for older homes where drafts, plumbing and electrical issues are more prevalent. A home is often the most expensive purchase you’ll make in a lifetime, don’t skimp on the thermal photography inspection.
No one wants to buy somebody else’s problems. The use of a thermal imaging is only one part of the inspection, the second part is you need to be able to properly interpret the infrared images. Incorrect interpretation of the infrared scanning can mean missing problems in the house as well as pointing out defects that are not actually there.

Cape Leak Detection assures you that with our smart leak detection equipment that we are properly trained to ensure that we deliver the best results