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Leak Detection

Leak detection is a tricky business. With so much of your typical pipework being run behind walls and under floorboards, finding a leak can be very difficult. Stains on ceilings or walls can sometimes help narrow down the vague location of the leak, but it’s not always as helpful as you’d think. And even when they do, you still have a leak somewhere inside your walls or floor to contend with. That’s why No1PHD have a team of professionally trained drainage experts on hand to track down even the most insidious of leaks. Call us today to book an appointment.

Drains, Drains Everywhere

You may think there are only a few drains in your property to worry about. A couple of sinks and a bath, perhaps. The truth is the average house has at least four drains inside, all of which have to make their way from their respective locations to outside, where they meet another drain. In old or poorly installed pipes, any part of this journey from plughole to drain could be a potential candidate for leaks, not just those parts directly under the plughole.

Worse Than They Look

A lot of the time a leak will be small, barely a drip, and so it can be tempting to put off repairing it. The unfortunate truth is that even a small amount of leaking water can do damage to your property. From staining ceilings and walls to rotting wood and shorting out electric circuits. We’re not saying a veritable fountain of a leak isn’t a bigger problem, but small leaks are no joke, and it’s best to get them dealt with as soon as you can. And, of course, the first step to dealing with a leak is finding out where it is coming from. That’s where No1PHD comes in.

Specialist Equipment

As you’d expect, calling a No1PHD expert out to your property to detect a leak comes with a variety of specialist equipment. From infrared technology to acoustic, we will use all the tools necessary in our very large toolbox to ensure your leak is found with the minimum of disruption to your life as possible. The only thing better than having an expert on the job, is an expert with the right tools.


It’s Not Just Pipes that Leak

It can be tempting to assume that any signs of a leak you find must be coming from a leaking pipe, but that’s not always the case. Some of the most common causes of leaks— particularly when visible on a ceiling under a bathroom—are from poorly sealed or degraded baths and shower trays. In these cases, water from the bath or shower can seep down the side and make its way into the floor, where it inevitably shows up as as a stain on the ceiling below. If our expert finds this to be the case, fear not, we can arrange to have your shower problems fixed in no time.

DIY: More Trouble than it’s Worth?

Trying to detect the source of a leak yourself can lead to major problems that could have been avoided. As mentioned, the visible signs of a leak are not always a reliable indicator of where the leak is coming from. And that, together with the fact that much of the pipework in a building is in walls and under floors, can lead to a situation where you’re doing far more bad than good, leaving yourself with a lot of walls to repair and floorboards to replace. We understand the desire to tackle problems like this yourself—everybody likes to save money—but this is an area where calling a No1PHD plumbing and drainage professional to handle it for you could very well save you a lot of money in the long run, as well as all the time and stress involved.

Call No1PHD, Leak Detection Experts

Don’t scrabble around your property leak hunting, causing damage and disruption in your wake. Call No1PHD on 08006906777 and have one of our leak detection experts come out and take care of your leaking pipes with the minimal of fuss today!

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After noticing that the house was unusually cold, we found that the heating wasn’t coming on and that our hot water had also failed. We called the team at No 1 PHD who dispatched an engineer to investigate. After discovering that the culprit was a faulty boiler part, they ordered in a new part and got it fitted as quickly as possible. The guys were great, and we couldn’t be happier.

Mr Lincoln

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For days, we’ve noticed a foul smell coming from outside and a gurgling sound coming from one of the drains. Whenever it would rain, the area around it would flood slightly and take ages to drain. We tried buying drain unblockers, but none seemed effective. Eventually, we turned to No 1 PHD and were left wondering why we didn’t do this sooner.

Mrs Griffin

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