A comprehensive leak detection service is supplied to insurers, loss adjusters, builders, contractor, building, facilities, maintenance managers and homeowners to trace the location of water leaks. some leaks may be visible in a variety of positions within a property, but start from another area that is often hidden within the buildings structure, neglecting a leak could lead to major problems like mold, rot etc;
Following an investigation and finding the detection of the source of such leaks, a full remediation program is also provided to restore both domestic and commercial properties back to their original condition, with minimal disruption to the work or living environment.
Find a leak
Atlas restoration has set up a different processes to identify the source of a leak, which often occurs in pipe work concealed within the building structure.
Atlas restoration covers every eventuality and can provide evidence of the source of the leak, and consequently recommend and implement the correct remedial action required.
A variety of specialist equipment is required for locating leaks from pipes hidden in structural materials. Perhaps the most commonly used is a thermal imaging camera which works by looking for differentials in surface temperatures, and will show leaking water at a different temperature to the other mass of building material (eg a wall or floor slab).
The initial survey would be undertaken using a Thermal Imaging Camera. These cameras are able to identify very small differences in temperature on the surface of different materials. This allows us to identify pipe runs that are buried in sub-floors and other areas hidden within the building structure. One of the main advantages of these cameras is that they are non-invasive and the survey can be undertaken causing minimum disruption very quickly.
Why use thermal imaging leak detection methods over other methods?
thermal imaging leak detection prevent involve destructive works which comes with high cost. With thermal imaging, we rely up on the temperature differences of structural materials vs the leak source/ water. With thermal imaging leak detection, we look at the density of materials with regard to their ability to emit energy or retain energy. The water an object is, the denser it is, and therefore the longer it takes to change temperature. Atlas Restoration thermal imaging leak finding survey, will track the dampest areas back to their source, and Atlas Restoration sure gets to the bottom of where the leak is.
Thermal imaging is not always appropriate for the conditions within the building structure. On occasions pipes can be very well insulated or buried deep in structural materials so that a change in temperature can not be identified at the surface. If this process is unsuccessful we switch to using specialist acoustic listening devices. When a pressurised water pipe is damaged the water leaks out into the surrounding ground which causes the pipe and surrounding material to vibrate at the exit point. By using sophisticated ground microphones we can trace and pinpoint the location of the leak
Atlas Restoration qualified Infrared Thermal Imaging Technicians and Water Damage Restoration Technicians provide crucial diagnostic information both on site and in the form of a supporting reports which assist contractors with their work, provide crucial information for insurance claims, and reduce overall costs, negating the need for disruptive inspection methods. An infrared camera (thermal imaging leak detection survey) can show exactly where problems lie;