Leak Detection Specialists Northern Ireland

Leak Detection Specialists

Undiscovered water leaks can cause extensive damage to your property and wallet.

Don’t wait until it’s too late – contact us today and get your leak detected before it causes more damage.

We cover all of Northern Ireland.

Leak Detection Service

Our team of skilled leak detection engineers can quickly and accurately locate the source of any water leak, saving you time and money in the long run and what’s more, these costs are typically covered under most good home and business insurance policies.

Why Choose PCLA's Leak Detection Service?

Do you have a water leak in your home?

Leak Detection is the process of diagnosing and locating water leaks in pipes and plumbing systems. Our team of local experts use the latest technology to ‘trace and access’ leaks quickly and efficiently. This can reduce the risk of any costly damage or expensive repair bills.

If you suspect you have a leak in your home, don’t hesitate to call us. We can provide peace of mind and save you time and money by finding the leak before it causes any major damage. Plus, with ‘Trace and Access’ included on most insurance policies, these costs can usually be recovered from your Insurer.

Common signs of leaks:

Property Claims Loss Assessor carries out checks to a water damaged house.

Put an end to water leaks with our professional Leak Detection Service

At PCLA, we take leak detection seriously. We are the experts you can count on for accurate and reliable leak detection services in your local area and across Northern Ireland. Our team of dedicated professionals use the latest technology and techniques to quickly pinpoint the source of your leak so you can get it fixed before any major damage occurs.

Don’t let water damage ruin your home or business. Call PCLA today.

Cutting edge leak detection techniques

If you are experiencing a water leak, there’s no need to worry. At PCLA, we use cutting edge leak detection techniques to accurately find the source of your leak. And our non-invasive methods won’t cause any further damage to your property. These non-invasive techniques include:
  • Thermal Imaging
  • Acoustic Detection
  • Pressure testing of pipework
  • Moisture Mapping
  • Tracer Gas Detection
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Borescope surveys
By using a combination of these tools and techniques, our professional leak detection surveyors are able to find even the most well hidden water leaks with accuracy and precision. If you have a water leak, ask PCLA to find it quickly and efficiently. Call 028 9581 5318 today.
A collection of specialist leak detection tools.

Is damage from a leak covered by home insurance?

Water leaks can be costly to repair and can cause extensive damage to your home. Therefore, it’s important to know what your home insurance covers in the event of a leak. The quickest way to find out is to give PCLA a call on 028 9581 5318 and ask us to review your policy.

Generally speaking, both standard buildings and contents insurance policies will cover damage caused by water leaking from tanks, pipes, central heating systems and appliances.

On top of the repairs or replacements needed for the leaking items, your buildings insurance will likely also pay for the cost of removing damaged portions of the building and tracking down the source of the leak.

Ask PCLA’s leak detection professionals to inspect your property for potential issues before they become expensive repairs.

Benefits of using PCLA for leak detection

  • Our non-destructive leak detection methods cause minimal disruption and can reduce further property damage
  • We can manage your insurance claim for you
  • Our survey will include detailed recommendations and photographic evidence
  • Our claim management service is No win, no fee
  • We will survey your property within 24 hours
  • We are qualified Building Surveyors

Leak Detection Insurance Claims FAQs

How long can a water leak go undetected?

It’s possible for a water leak to go undetected for an extended period of time. Some leaks may be hidden behind walls or under floorboards. Therefore, unless there are any visible signs of damage, you may not notice the damage until it’s too late.

Taking proactive steps to identify and repair any leaks can help prevent costly water damage and help preserve the integrity of your plumbing system. If you notice water stains on walls or ceilings, musty odours, or a loss of pressure you may have a problem.

If you suspect you have a leak, call PCLA on 028 9581 5318 to arrange your leak detection survey.

Is there a tool to find leaks?

With the help of the latest technology, it’s possible for PCLA to pinpoint where the leak is coming from and estimate how much damage has been done.

Our leak detection specialists use state-of-the-art detection methods to detect these types of hidden leaks in order to save on costly repairs. These methods include:

  • Thermal Imaging
  • Acoustic Detection
  • Moisture Mapping
  • Tracer Gas Detection
  • Chemical Analysis
  • Borescope

How much does it cost to detect a leak?

Free if you have the right insurance. Call PCLA on 028 9581 5318 to find out how we can help you!

What is trace and access?

Trace and access cover pays the cost of finding the source of a leak. This can include calling out a plumber to identify the exact location of the leak in order for it to be properly examined and repaired.

It’s common now for leaks to be found via specialist leak detectors, rather than standard plumbers. Leak detectors typically have the specialist equipment detailed above that many standard plumbers would not have available to them.

It’s important to note that trace and access cover does not include the cost to repair the damage that has been caused by the water that has leaked from the pipe. This would typically be covered under the ‘escape of water’ section of a buildings insurance policy. A claim for this damage would need to be lodged with your insurance company who would typically appoint a loss adjuster to represent them. PCLA can provide you with a dedicated Loss Assessor to represent your interests and ensure you receive your full entitlement from your insurer. Call 028 9581 5318 to find out more.

Where are common water leaks found in the house?

There are several common areas in a home where leaks may occur:

  1. Pipe fittings and joints: Pipes are held together with fittings, such as elbows and tees, and sealed with joint compound or thread seal tape. These fittings and joints can loosen over time, leading to leaks.
  2. Water heaters: Water heaters can develop leaks over time, particularly near the bottom of the tank where sediment can accumulate.
  3. Toilets: Toilet tanks and bowls can develop cracks or leaks, which can be difficult to detect until a significant amount of water has been lost.
  4. Taps: Taps are prone to leaks due to wear and tear on the seals and other components.
  5. Showers and baths: These can develop leaks due to wear and tear on the seals or due to improper installation.
  6. Appliances such as washing machines and dishwashers: hoses can become worn or clogged over time, and seals can break, leading to leaks.

Do you have ‘trace and access’ cover?

Trace and access cover is designed to protect your property against any form of damage caused by water leaks, including burst pipes, by allowing for the costs of employing your own leak detector to find any leaks.

Don’t wait until it’s too late – contact us today to schedule your leak detection survey for your property.

Call 028 9581 5318 and get your water leak detected today!

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