Thermal Imaging

Leak Detection

Plumbing Services

Services to Plumbers

Insurance & Building

Thermal Imaging/ Infrared Leak Detection

We use thermal imaging cameras to assist in the diagnosing and detecting of leaks, and for locating hot water pipework in a non-invasive, fast and efficient manner.

Our thermal imaging equipment allows us to measure and detect the changes in surface temperature that is being investigated. These temperature changes are not visible to the naked eye. By identifying surface temperature changes we can pinpoint leaks under concrete slabs, in walls, ceilings and behind tiled surfaces.

Our thermal imaging cameras allow us to locate leaks where there is no physical evidence of any water damage.

Thermal imaging also allows us to track the extent of damage to the affected area, as often the leak is never at the point of the visible damage.

 

Leak located in ceiling space

These photos show the thermal image of the affected ceiling where water damage has occurred throughout the entire room. The thermal imaging camera indicates the area where the exact location of the leak is in the ceiling.

 

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The ceiling was cut at the area of the leak as indicated by the thermal imaging camera and revealed a split kitchen waste pipe.

 

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Leak located in bathroom wall

These photos show the thermal image of a bathroom wall where a leak has been located.

 

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Below are photos showing the section of wall excavated and the leaking copper pipe found.

 

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Leak located under laundry floor

There was no water damage present however the property owner was getting high water bills. We pressure tested and found that the hot water pipework was leaking. We investigated further with the thermal imaging camera which indicated the area and exact location of the leak.

 

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Leak located in shower alcove wall

These photos show water damage which was located on a hallway wall. The thermal imaging camera located the leak in the corner of the shower alcove on a copper water pipe.

 

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Leak located in hallway wall

These photos show water damage on the hallway wall. The thermal imaging camera was used to pinpoint the leak in the wall which was repaired.

 

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Locating hot water pipes using the thermal imaging camera

These images clearly show the hot water pipework in the wall of a bathroom. By using the thermal imaging camera to locate the pipework, cut ins and connections can be made with minimum damage to the walls. This is also important when needing to make penetrations in walls where additional pipework may be installed.

 

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Leak located in bathroom wall

These photos show a water damaged door frame. Following a pressure test it was found that the hot water pipework was leaking and the thermal imaging camera was used. This thermal image indicates the area and the exact location of the leak adjacent to the shower alcove.

 

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By using the thermal imaging camera we could locate the pipe and repair the leak while only needing to remove the shower screen and 3 tiles. This meant that repairs were undertaken with minimum disruption or damage to the bathroom.

 

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