Specialist Leak Detection Equipment
Sewerin Aquaphon A150 Acoustic Leak Detector & the A100: For our leak detection equipment, we have the Sewerin A150 kit, complemented by the A100 which mixed the water with compressed air, so we can both trace the waterline, and pinpoint where your underground leak is coming from. Saving hours of labour that a plumber may spend trying to find the leak, digging potholes and hoping for the best. We can locate even the smallest of underground leaks.
Thermal Imaging Camera: For internal leaks that are hard to find, we use our FLIR thermal imaging, along with our moisture meters, which can help us locate and determine a cause of the leak. With our thermal imaging technology, there isn’t often a leak that we can’t find. We use a specialised thermal imaging camera to detect leaks with precision and ease. Our FLIR technology enables us to trace a leak to its source.
In suspected shower leaks, we can carry out other tests, whereby using hot water, we can determine whether you have a waterproofing issue of a problem with the pipes. This thermal imaging camera, along with our moisture meters, can usually find an internal leak without leaving your walls looking like Swiss cheese.
Combustible Gas Detector: A combustible gas leak detector will detect the presence of flammable, combustible, toxic, and oxygen depleting gases in a home. The detector works by measuring the concentration of certain gases through infrared point, ultrasonic, electrochemical, or semiconductor sensors. If the reading is beyond a safe level, a signal will go off confirming the gas leak.
In suspected gas leaks, we use our combustible gas detector to locate the source of the gas leak and then carry out the repair.
Types of Leaks
Water Leak Detection
If you’re unable to find the source of your leak, we will get to the bottom of it! Our water leak detector is so advanced, it can find a leak the size of a pinhole! A water leak may be coming from your shower or bathroom, or an underground pipe. Water leaks can cause significant damage to a home, both internally and externally, and the source of the leak isn’t always obvious! Sometimes, you may not even realise you have a water leak until you receive a bill for excess water use.
Gas Leak Detection
In addition to being water leak detection specialists, we are also gas leak detection specialists! We can confirm a gas leak by carrying out a safe pressure test. If you ever smell gas, call iSpecialise immediately. A gas leak can have catastrophic consequences. Don’t put yourself or your family in danger. Our advanced gas leak detector will sniff out any and every leak.
If you suspect you have a gas leak, please read ‘What to do if you have a gas leak‘ before calling us – your safety is paramount.
Leak Detection FAQs
How do I know if I have a gas leak?
The most common sign that you have a gas leak is the smell of sulphur in the air. Sulphur smells a lot like rotten eggs and is unmistakable. It sill be stronger closest to the source of the leak.
Other signs that you have a gas leak include a hissing sound or a dust cloud near your gas line connection. Dead plants are another sign of a possible gas leak.
You may also experience physical symptoms such as a headache, dizziness, light-headedness, nausea, and drowsiness.
How do I know if I have a water leak?
Water leaks are not always apparent. Sometimes they can be underground and not visible, in which case, they are hard to identify. One tell-tale sign of an underground leak is a pooling of water in areas that should be dry. In some cases, you may hear water running through pipes when no water is being used, or you may experience reduced water pressure when running water. But often, you won’t know you have a concealed water leak until you receive an excess water bill.
The best way to determine if you have a water leak is to turn off all taps and water sources and then watch the meter. If your water meter ticks over and is clocking water usage, you have a water leak. It should not move if no water is being used.
What should I do if I have a gas leak?
Gas leaks are serious and need urgent attention. If you suspect you have a leak, the first thing to do is turn off your gas supply. Next, turn off any ignition sources such as matches and electrical equipment, open all doors and windows and evacuate your home. Once you are in a safe place, call iSpecialise to locate the gas leak source and repair it.
iSpecailise are licenced gas fitters and have specialised equipment to locate the slightest gas leak.
We have written a blog on what to do if you have a gas leak, which you can read here.
What should I do if I have a water leak?
Your course of action will depend on the severity of the water leak. If your water leak is severe (i.e. a burst pipe); causing flooding or damage to your home, turn your water off at the mains and call a licenced plumber such as iSpecialise to repair the pipe and fix the leak immediately.
If your leak is small, and not causing damage or wasting a lot of water, you can leave your water supply on and call iSpecailise to come and locate the leak and fix the issue.
How does iSpecialise find leaks?
At iSpecialise, we rely on the absolute best equipment to locate water and gas leaks accurately and quickly. There is no guessing work involved. It is all science. Whether it’s a concealed leak or exposed leak, we can find the leak with pinpoint accuracy, which means no unnecessary digging of your year of damage to plasterboard.
For underground water leaks, we use our Sewerin A150 kit, complemented by the A100, which mixes the water with compressed air, so we can both trace the waterline, and pinpoint where your underground leak is coming from. For internal leaks that are hard to find we use our FLIR thermal imaging, along with our moisture meters, which can help us locate the leak.
For gas leaks, we use our Combustible Gas Detector, which can detect the presence of gases in your home and determine if the reading is beyond a safe level.
Once you locate my leak, can you also then repair it?
Yes! iSpecialise are much more than leak detectors! We have fully licenced plumbers and gas fitters. Therefore, whether you have a water leak or gas leak in South Auckland, East Auckland, or Hauraki Plains, we can find it, and then conduct necessary repairs.