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31Oct/14

The Necessity of Detecting and Repairing Your Commercial Water Leak

water leakIn the everyday bustle of your business, a small water leak may seem like a minor issue. However, where the water surfaces is not usually where the trouble lies. Thankfully, services are set up for commercial water leak detection and commercial water leak repair. Here’s why you should call them at the first sign of a water leak.

The Financial Loss

Water consumption charges are the most obvious way your business will lose money. The cost of this shouldn’t be underestimated, with a moderate leak of 1 litre per second adding approximately £55,000 to your annual water costs. Added to that is the loss of water pressure, plus the cost of buildings, machinery, and other equipment that have been damaged by the leak. Worst of all, if the leak is in a vital business or production area, the risk of non-productivity is immense. Water leaks get progressively worse, so contact a water detection and repair company before the costs rise further.

Time is of the Essence

water leakThe first concern in leak detection and repair is ensuring you can quickly return to business as usual. Although the leak may have been occurring underground for years, and the source of the leak won’t be immediately apparent, the goal is to detect it quickly.

Site Surveys to Detect the Leak

Professional leak detectors will conduct a full site survey to find the source of the leak. Your mains water supplies will be extensively mapped and zoned, while average daily use and flow rates will be recorded, and flow and pressure tests undertaken. Finally, acoustic correlation and ground microphones will be used to precisely locate the source of the leak. You’ll be pleased to know that this can all be done without disruption to your businesses water supply or productivity.

Repairing the Leak

Once the leak is detected, civil engineers will immediately start repair work. Leak repair typically involves further mapping, repair or replacement of external water supplies, and reinstatement of the surface areas. While it’s impossible to know exactly how much work will be required until the leak is detected, you will be informed and consulted throughout the process. The key with water leaks is to have them eliminated as quickly as possible. Contacting a water leak detection and repair company now will prove more cost effective than waiting for things to get worse.