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Our 5 step process to locating burst pipes

By April 16, 2021April 19th, 2021No Comments

When you own or manage residential property, strata blocks or commercial property then responsibility needs to be taken to ensure that the plumbing is working. Over time, when the conditions aren’t quite right, the materials which pipes are made from can deteriorate or get damaged.

When this does happen one of the biggest frustrations is when the leak can not be located. You can see water leaking and the damage it is causing but you just can’t put your finger on it. If this has happened to you, or if you own or manage property, then these are the steps that North Shore Plumbing Group follows to get to the bottom of the problem.

1 – First we identify what kind of leak we are dealing with. This involves testing and eliminating certain services such as gas, cold or hot.

2 – We will then map out the pipe at your property to get a clear picture of what your service is doing. This will help us when we pull out our acoustic leak detection equipment.

3 – We will leave the service on and use our acoustic leak detection equipment to pin point the location of the leak. If the leak is minor and the microphone struggles to identify the exact location, then we will charge the system with high pressure air/gas to identify the leak.

4 – Time to work out the repair. Sometimes it’s not as simple as pulling up a paver and repairing the leak. We will plan 2 or more solutions and identify the costs, risks and effects of each option.

5 – After a discussion with our clients about the different options we will carry out the work, repair the leak and get the service active again.

Due to leaks often being located behind walls, in concrete, behind tiles in bathrooms and in other tricky places, there is often further work to be completed, however the priority is to eliminate the leak and prevent any large bills or further damage to your property.

Invest in your property by protecting your services. Keep North Shore Plumbing Group in mind if you get into trouble with a future leak. Contact us here.

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