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Hidden plumbing Leaks Solved

At some point during home ownership or occupying a property, hidden plumbing leaks may strike and catch you unawares, bringing considerable disruption and involving costs and time spent. This is especially true if leaks are ignored or go undetected. In most cases, water damage builds up over a period of time before it becomes apparent. If you detect or even suspect that your home or business is experiencing a leak behind the scenes, the best policy is to get in touch with a professional plumbing company like No1PHD. Trying to tackle the problem on your own might not solve the issue satisfactorily and could cost you more in time, energy and money in the long run. Here is a deeper look at the problem of hidden plumbing leaks and why our professionals are best at solving them.

How No1PHD knows how to find leaks

There are usually tell-tale signs that you have a leak problem, such as musty odours and, in some cases, mildew or mould. Also, water stains, water damage to floors or damage to walls may appear. As professional plumbers, No1PHD knows their subject when it comes to pipework, heating systems and hot water systems. They can spot the initial signs of a leak, then use the best detection methods. These are usually minimally invasive to diagnose the issue and give you a quote to get the ball rolling. Once you know the scope of the work and the required budget, you can plan and schedule the job with No1PHD.

Why stop hidden leaks?

Leaks that go on in the background can quickly end up costing a lot of money in a short space of time. Not only will water bills rise, but costs related to damage from the leaks will be extensive as water continues to escape within your property without being repaired. Although you can take a few simple steps on your own to try to detect a leak such as checking your water meter and looking for visible signs of damage, unless you have an intimate knowledge of your pipework system, full investigatory measures are beyond the whit of most non-professional DIY-ers. So, how will you know exactly where the leak is and how to fix it? A plumber from No1PHD can be the answer to your issues.

A plumber knows the best way

For all plumbing services and especially leaks, it’s always best to hire a professional who has the right equipment to locate the source of the problem. The type of equipment that plumbers use will help you to maximise your repairs budget. But you might be wondering: “How can plumbers find hidden leaks without breaking into the walls or pulling up floorboards?”


Using the right equipment

Plumbers possess the right detection equipment to accurately trace leaks to the source in the minimum time. This is even the case for water escaping from under concrete, plasterwork or behind walls. For example, plumbers use:

  • Special microphones or acoustic listening equipment. Acoustic amplifiers can pinpoint the noise from a leak that the human ear might not detect.
  • Plumbing cameras and video tools can quickly locate the precise source of a leak for a quick assessment of the different options for repair.

Knowing a trustworthy plumber to solve your hidden leak

Our plumbers use the detection equipment mentioned above to quickly locate plumbing leaks. Non-professions will probably have difficulty finding a leak on their own without these sophisticated means. That’s why turning to a company you can trust for plumbing issues is paramount. You can rest assured that we will give you a fair estimate and stay true to the quotation, thanks to our accurate planning and estimating skills.

Emergency plumbers with credentials

No1PHD is a top-rated company and our mission is to provide an expert opinion on the crux of the matter while giving you different options to solve the problem. This means that whether the leak is caused by a faulty pipe, broken equipment or apparatus, a leaking seal or join, we’ll give you options on how to resolve the problem, no matter how large or small.

Our company is proud to have built up an excellent reputation for delivering quality workmanship at competitive prices. Whether your leak is in an obvious or less obvious place, our team is here to solve it.

The quality of our workmanship is guaranteed and you can trust our technicians and their working methods to get to the heart of hidden leaks. Our team members are fully insured and DBS checked. They carry ID and we’re ISO-certified as well as belonging to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

Contact us today on 08006906777 or email us at, so we can get to work straightaway on solving your hidden plumbing leak problem.

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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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