Leak Detection and Trace and Access

Finding and repairing leaks for YOU

Unrivalled industry experience

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Keeping you in control

We Find and We Fix – Problem Solved

If you have signs of water damage, boiler dropping pressure or your water supplier informs you that you may have a leak due to excessive water usage then we are here to help you.
We do not go on a seek and destroy mission to try and find the leak, we use the latest technology available to detect the exact location of the leak. Once we have pinpointed the location we can then access the pipe to carry out a repair. The pipe may be in a floor, wall or ceiling but that’s no problem to us. Our experienced engineers can usually carry out the repair on the same visit.

Benefits of leak detection

  • Find the exact location which prevents mass excavation
  • Reduces the potential reinstatement costs

You find and we fix

Trace and Access is a service we offer too. If you know the location of the leak but can’t get to it. We are more than happy to carry out the required work to access the leak and then repair it.

Examples of the scenarios that lead to trace and access are; Bath or shower waste that needs accessing from the ceiling below, pipes behind kitchen units that require the units to be removed and refit for repair

Technologies we use

Infrared Cameras – detect changes in the temperature of surfaces which are particulary good in locating leaks on hot water pipes such as underfloor heating and hot pipes

Accoustics – Using sensitive microphones, the user can listen to pipes and listen out for the sound of water escaping.

Tracer Gas – This is used in water pipe systems, we drain the system and insert this non harmful gas. Gas has the ability to escape more prominently than water. We track the gas along the pipework and our equipment detects which location it has re entered the atmosphere.

Borescope Cameras – Great at getting in nooks and crannies so we can observe things like shower wastes, underfloors, in ceiling voids etc

Dye testing – using a coloured fluid to track its destination

Last but not least, we send fully trained and extremely experienced leak detection engineers. Our experts generally started life as a plumber and upskilled to leak detection.

Benefit of using Reinstate

  • Assist you with your insurance claim
  • Fully refundable as part of an insurance claim
  • Non-destructive leak detection
  • Stop high water bills
  • Minimize damage
  • Reduce disruption
  • Provide a report with photographs for your insurance company

We can locate water leaks externally under:

  • Concrete
  • Tarmac
  • Gravel
  • Grass or turfed areas
  • Soil and scalping

We can locate water leaks internally under:

  • Concrete flooring
  • Wooden flooring
  • Laminate flooring
  • Amtico or Vinyl flooring
  • Ceramic or vinyl tiled floors
  • Lino flooring
  • Rugs and Decorative coverings
  • Carpeted floors
  • Suspended Floors
  • All types of walls such as brick, cavity, stud etc.

Our Cost

Standard Leak Detection


For finding leaks in domestic homes that are from mains water supply and waste systems

Standard Leak Detection with Tracer Gas

For tracing leaks in a heating system

All from Standard leak detection plus central heating systems

Trace and Access


For jobs that require minimal investigation on confirming the source of the leak, we then access and repair.

Prices are based on a 3 bedroom house. Larger homes and commercial properties will be quoted upon request. Please read our terms and conditions prior to booking.

Questions & Answers.

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Check your home insurance policy schedule and it should have section covering trace and access. If unsure, call your insurance company

Unfortunately if we attend and carry out testing on all your fixed water systems and conclude that there is not a leak we will still need to charge in full. We can often still confirm what may be causing the water damage such as rising/penetrating damp, perished silicone, lack of grouting etc.

Yes we provide a full written report with photos

If accessible and able to be done at the time then yes. Underground leaks that require excavation equipment or leaks that require a gas engineer (leak on boiler) may require a separate visit.

Are track record states we do but we cannot guarantee.

Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, North East England

7 days from invoice, we do not release written reports until we are paid. We accept credit and debit cards.

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