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Leak detection

Water leak detection accurately detects a concealed leak and prevents the costly exercise of digging and breaking up the entire property caused by a burst pipe. Whether you have a water meter running continuously, a high water bill or hear a hissing sound on a water pipe or tap, call FD Plumbers, the leak detection specialists with a success rate of 98% to accurately detect and show the position of the leak.

Leak detection is a specialised field in the plumbing industry, and as such we have a dedicated leak detection team with our qualified lead leak detection specialist having 24 years of experience to his credit. Our goal is to pinpoint the position of the water leak as close as possible to cause the least amount of damage and inconvenience when repairing afterwards.

Our leak detection emergency services are available in Pretoria, Centurion, Midrand and Johannesburg North. Call FD Plumbers for a free quote or take advantage of our special offer on residential houses located in urban areas.

How do I know I have a water leak?

  • The water meter keeps on running without anyone using water – even after you’ve closed all taps.
  • Your Municipal bill has increased without cause.
  • A hissing sound is coming from the pipes or taps.
  • Moisture is surfacing through floors, driveways, or walls.
  • There are Hotspots on floor/wall tiles.

Should one or more of these mentioned Indicators be prevalent on your property, contact us to locate and repair the leak.

What do I get for my money?

  • We come out to your home.
  • We listen to what you have noticed and experienced.
  • Taking your observations into account, we access the property.
  • After determining whether the leak is inside or outside the house, we then determine which method of detection would suit best.
  • We discuss and explain the process to be followed making sure the client understands what we intend doing.
  • The leak detection process is undertaken, and the position of the leak is determined.
  • The position of the leak is marked, and photos are taken.
  • Various options for the repair of the leak are discussed with the client.
  • A quote is given for the preferred option of repair.

Instruments used in leak detection

Depending on the situation, we use three possible options to detect a leak:

  • We use tracer gas for 75 % of our leak detections as it is a highly effective method of finding a concealed leak. Tracer gas is perfectly safe to use as it’s a mixture of hydrogen (5%) and nitrogen (95%) as it is non-toxic and non-corrosive.
  • A thermal imaging camera is often used in combination with tracer gas and acoustic sound detection to detect leaking hot water pipes, and can also be used to indicate the route of the hot water pipes.
  • Acoustic sound detection is used to detect the hissing sound caused by a burst pipe.

Fixing the leak

After we’ve discovered the location of the leak, we will mark its location, and a quotation drafted for its repair.

Win-Win policy

If the leak was undetectable – the service is FREE of charge.

Special price for residential houses in Pretoria, Centurion, Midrand, and Johannesburg North.

Special offer R 1 650* VAT Included.

*Applicable to regular residential houses in urban areas in Pretoria, Centurion, Midrand, and Johannesburg North.
*Repairs are not included in the leak detection price and are quoted separately.
*Only weekdays between 08:00 – 16:00.
*Prices are subject to change without prior notification.
*Please mention the special when contacting us.

Mastercard, Visa, and cash accepted onsite anywhere in Pretoria, Pretoria-East, Centurion, and midrand

Mastercard®, Visa®, and cash accepted onsite.