Underground Water Pipe Repairs
Although water rises to the surface, it does not necessarily mean the leak is located at this point, as water tends to find the easiest route of escape. In addition, If you are experiencing low water pressure, then this too could be a sign of a leak from a water pipe or possibly a faulty fitting.
Who is responsible for water leaks?
As a homeowner, you are responsible for any water leak or burst pipes from the highway boundary to the property itself.
Indications that you may have a leak
A damp patch on your garden or driveway
The sound of running water when no water is being used
A drop in water pressure inside your property
A higher than usual water bill if the supply is metered
How do we locate a water leak?
We are trained and experienced in using various types of leak detection equipment and listening devices to pinpoint leaks and locate water supply pipes quickly and efficiently so that the necessary repairs can be speedily carried out
Repairing water leaks
Regardless of surface, we can repair all underground water leaks with minimum disruption and with full reinstatement made.
Poor water pressure
Your water authority supplies your water which they maintain to your external stop tap at the highway’s boundary. However, your water pressure can be significantly reduced by the time it enters your home and it’s worth noting there could be several reasons for this in addition to a leak.
Low water pressure can also have a drastic effect on both combination boiler systems and electric showers both, of which will not function correctly if the incoming pressure is low.
Do you have a shared water supply?
In many houses, the problem of poor supply can be caused by sharing a supply pipe from the mains with neighbouring houses. This can often be noticeable at certain times of the day when properties sharing the supply are drawing water meaning your supply may be high at times then have a drop in pressure at other times.
Corrosion of Pipes
It may be your underground water pipe is iron which is highly corroded inside preventing a good flow of water.
In many cases the internal bore of pipes is simply not large enough to provide the property with a good flow of water. This is common if the underground pipe work is copper or lead and can be a problem with longer supplies.
What can we do about low water pressure?
To provide your home with high pressure and flow of water we can install a new plastic polypipe with minimum disturbance to your garden or driveway using trenchless moling technology.