Locating Water Leaks With Trace and Access

Trace and Access is the process of finding and locating leaks, whether they are external or internal. It may sound simple to find a leak and to repair it, but what you don’t know is that a leak can sometimes manifest a good distance from the source. This method is one that is both time and cost efficient.

There are a number of methods that can be used to find the source of a water leak. Some of these are thermal imaging, ground microphones and tracer gas. These methods are good to use because very little damage will be done to the property and the leak will be found in a short amount of time.

water-leakThermal imaging is a method of trace and access and it is a set of infra-red cameras which turn the surrounding area onto the screen with the warm and cold areas highlighted. This then helps to determine where the water leak is and makes it easier to repair it without further damaging the property.

Ground microphones is a method that will amplify the sound of the water leak. This enables the professional to trace the source of the leak, which means that they will be able to pinpoint the exact location of the leak and then the specialist will be able to access and repair it. This method of trace and access is one that will find the leak quickly.

Tracer gas is a method that involves injecting a combination of nitrogen and hydrogen into the main pipe system. The gas will then escape from the exact same place as the leak. A gas detector is then used to help identify the source of the leak and then the experts will be able to repair it.

Trace and access is an approach that does very little damage to the property and one that will lessen the repair costs of your property due to the leak being found in a short amount of time.