The science behind leak detection.
Water leaks can lead to significant problems if left undetected, no matter how small.
From mould growth to structural damage, the consequences can be dire, so property owners must identify and address leaks quickly.
But how to do this when it’s undetectable to the naked eye?
Disaster Restoration (and prevention) professionals like our teams at ServiceMaster Restore use the latest high-tech leak detection equipment to accurately and precisely pinpoint the source of a leak.
But how does it work?
This blog post breaks down the science behind how our equipment helps to detect leaks within your property.
All objects emit some infrared radiation.
Infrared (IR) cameras (often called thermal imaging cameras) detect radiation in the infrared spectrum and visualise emissions as heat maps.
These detect even the slightest temperature changes caused by water leaks.
The colour variations on the camera’s display also help visualise the presence and spread of moisture.
When water leaks from a pipe, especially under pressure, it generates a sound.
The frequency and intensity of this sound can vary based on factors like the size of the leak and the pressure within the pipe.
Acoustic sensors, placed strategically, can pick up these sound waves, enabling us to pinpoint the leak’s source even when it’s deep within walls or flooring.
When a surface or material gets wet due to a leak, its moisture content rises.
Moisture meters measure the moisture content in various materials.
They employ pin-type probes that penetrate the material or non-invasive sensors that take readings from the surface.
These allow us to detect elevated moisture levels, even if there’s no visible sign of dampness.
This is useful for checking areas prone to moisture accumulation, such as behind walls or under flooring.
The ServiceMaster Restore Response
These tools, when combined, offer a comprehensive and highly accurate method of locating even the most concealed leaks.
By harnessing the science behind these technologies, ServiceMaster Restore ensures prompt and precise leak detection, mitigating potential damage and offering homeowners peace of mind.
With these state-of-the-art tools, we ensure homes and buildings remain safe and dry, nipping potential water damage in the bud and saving you the cost, trauma and damage of restoring preventable damages.
If you think your property may be suffering from water leaks, mitigate potential damage today by finding your nearest ServiceMaster Restore business.
Or, in a crisis, call 0845 762 6828 for 24/7 professional disaster restoration response.