The 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
Using 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.