Having a water leak in your property can be a costly and time-consuming issue, with problems affecting everything from structural integrity through to damp and mildew damage in walls and ceilings. Damp walls can lead to mould, which is really quite bad, as this in turn, can have serious detrimental effects to your health. To put it simply you really don’t want to ignore these types of issues for too long.

Water has a unique ability to travel a long and often unpredictable way from the point of where the leak actually started. This unfortunately does not make it easy to quickly and easily identify the source of the problem. The only way to really ascertain the point of origin is through the use ofthe right tools and equipment and more importantly having the skill and knowhow to use them. When it comes to identifying the source of these leaks, it is always best to find your local leak detection plumbers in Melbourne, as these professionals will have the experience to deal with the issue and recognise the extent of damage.

Experts in the plumbing industry have always useda variety of tools to identify, locate and track problematic leaks as they occur. Traditionally small moisture indicator devices were used, and while they were cheap to obtain, they were rather inaccurate and relied on multiple visits from trades, which would cost the consumer more. Thankfully, technology has rapidly changed, as smaller camera equipment and sensor components have become available. They are more flexible and agile to meet the needs of identifying a leak within a property, but the level of expert training required has also increased.

If you don’t like the idea of crawling under the house with all the critters or risking damage to your ceiling by tunnelling through your roof cavity is a smart idea, you should consider contacting a local expert. Using various technologies, experts are able to monitor dampness or look inside wall foundations to identify and target where leaks are occurring, as well as offer you a solution that will save you money in the long-term.

The Technology We Use –

CCTV Leak Detection – Video surveys using non-invasive methods minimise risk of damage to the property. You will get real-time results. Inspections are recorded and stored for ongoing maintenance and supervision 

Thermal Imaging – Identifies where cold and hot water pipes are going wrong, in addition to measuring damp and mildew. Leaks can go undetected by other means.

Acoustic Listening – Adaptable equipment that can identify even the smallest of leaks, via sound. Uses precise listening and detection equipment in places where CCTV cameras or thermal imaging cannot penetrate (deep in wall or roof/ceiling cavities for example). 

Consulting with experts on potential leaks in your property will save you time and money over the long term. If leaks are discovered, an expert can provide you with a map of where seeping water may have, or will, inevitably pool in your property. Many leaks can be fixed with minimal fuss within a day, but if you let them fester you may end up with major leakage repercussions, such as wall or timber rot, which potentially could require major reconstruction costs.