We need to pay close attention to any signs that indicate a leak is present inside or outside your property. You may have recently noticed a musty damp smell in your property that wasn’t there before? To begin your investigations try and trace the leak back to its source. Some clues to help – any discolouration to walls, this typically indicates a leak is present somewhere and should be investigated immediately. It could be an external leak that has penetrated through to the internal walls? Check the external drain pipes, guttering and overflow outlets to see if any wet and slimy deposits exist on the external wall beneath the outlet. Water will tend to accumulate at the lowest point, noticeable by a ‘sagging’ appearance. If a ceiling shows signs of sagging or discolouration, then you have a leak somewhere – it has to be located before any structural damage occurs.
Concealed leaks: There is a degree of difficulty attached to a concealed leak as it could be retained within a solid, stud, or tiled wall, or beneath concrete. Once detected some of the the fabric of the property will need to be removed to access the leak and repair it. Yes, access will be intrusive, messy, costly and time consuming but necessary to prevent further damage through water seepage. Whatever the leak, large or small our professional plumbing and leak detection team will manage the process from detection to repair. Greenserve Ltd. offer their services 24/7, 365 day a year for trace and leak repairs. We always endeavour to fix the leak during the first visit (wherever possible, if it doesn’t need any intrusive works). If you have any plumbing or issues with the property’s plumbing please complete our online form. Our helpful advisors will listen to your issue and arrange a convenient day and time for a plumbing engineer to visit.
The possible effects of a leak