Category Archives: Water leak detection

02Jun/15

Modern Water Management Systems

As water becomes increasingly scarce and more precious, it’s nice to know there are enterprising, ecologically aware businesses offering the latest in greywater recycling and rainwater harvesting systems. Water sustainability is something everybody will need to look into sooner or later, so there’s no better time than now to familiarise yourself with how these systems work.

How Much Water Is Your Business Wasting? water management

Before looking at water management systems, it’s best to look at your current water management. Start with a professional water audit, whereby qualified technicians will inform you of how much water you’re using and where it is being discharged. You may have a leak you’re unaware of, faulty equipment, or unjustified water expenses from your supplier. Even if you have none of these things, you can still save a lot of money with a water management system.

Do You Have A Water Strategy?

All good businesses have Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) targets, but many are unsure how to add water management to the equation. A good water strategy should assess financial, operational, reputational, and regulatory risks and offer water management solutions to suit. There are some practical tools that can be implemented, and experts who know how to use them. If you’re conducting a review of your CSR targets, you’re doing your business a disservice by not looking at water management.

Could You Need a Rainwater Harvesting System?

water management This naturally depends on the nature of your business, but with potential savings of 75% on potable water bills and opportunities to reduce mains water consumption by 30%, it’s worth thinking about. Rainwater harvesting systems take rainwater from the roof of your building, filter it, house it in storage tanks, and redirect it for uses such as flushing toilets, running cooling systems, irrigating land, and numerous other solutions. The storage tanks require less concrete upon installation, are largely self-cleaning, use very little energy, and offer a speedy return on investment (ROI).

 

Could You Need a Greywater Recycling System?

If you run a large complex such as a hotel or leisure centre the answer is probably yes. These systems reduce mains water consumption by as much as 40%. Greywater recycling systems take water from showers and baths which is subject to natural aeration and a filtration membrane to remove biodegradable particles, before the clean, green water is repurposed for laundry facilities, toilets, and similar applications. The entire system can be managed remotely and ROI can be achieved in 2.5 years.

Contact Waterscan Today for any queries surrounding water management.

21Nov/14

Detecting that Leak Doesn’t Mean it’s Too Late

leak detectionThe bad news about noticing a water leak in your business is that the source of the problem could be anywhere. Even worse, water leaks can go undetected for years and may never spring to the surface. Most commercial properties have complex pipe and drainage systems, so a ‘band-aid’ solution is unlikely to work. Thankfully, professional commercial water leak and detection companies can help your business get back to optimal water usage quickly.

Detecting the Leak

If a leak is immediately visible, chances are high your business has already lost a lot of money through water consumption charges and reduced water pressure. In serious cases, equipment may already be damaged and productivity lost. Leak detection engineers work to pinpoint the leak as quickly as possible, before any more material or financial damage occurs. The best engineers will be sensitive to the effect disruptions can have on your business, and will minimise these as much as possible.

The Leak Detection Process

leak detectionUsing the latest technology, leak detection engineers employ a step-by-step process to precisely pinpoint the leak. Firstly a site survey is undertaken to map all mains water supplies. These supplies will then be divided into zones. Secondly, your business’s flow rate and average daily usage is recorded. Thirdly, flow and pressure tests are conducted. Finally, thermal imaging, and acoustic profiling and correlation techniques are used to find the exact location of the leak.

The Repair Process

Once the leak detection engineers have established the precise source of the leak, civil engineers get involved. While defining the exact nature of repairs is difficult before detection, the process typically involves replacement and repair of external water supplies, mapping of the area, and reinstatement of any surfaces taken up during the repair.

Why You Need to Call Somebody Immediately

From building subsidence to hidden damage, your water leak will continue to wreak havoc until it’s repaired. Make sure any leak detection and repair company can get to you as soon as possible. They’ll detail the work that needs to be undertaken and they’ll take care of the issue quickly.

All is not lost if you are certain of a water leak. However, immediate action is essential to ensure speedy detection and repair. If you suspect a water leak, don’t leave detection and repair for later. The amount your business could lose isn’t worth the risk. If you need commercial water leak detection or repairs, contact Waterscan today.