Leak Detection & Repair

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Leak Detection Services in the South West


If you suspect you have a leak in your property, it is important not to ignore. An unresolved leak could not only mean that the price of your water bills will rise, but over time, it could cause costly water damage or damp in your home, or cause your central heating system to break. The implications aren’t only financial, as a leak can enable harmful bacteria to grow and thrive, and most importantly negatively impact the health of you and your family. 

If you’re concerned about a potential leak, call a plumber with qualified engineers that specialise in leak detection, such as us here at Fastfix. We can detect, investigate and repair leaks, often within the same day, subject to location and job size.

We can use several high-tech and non-intrusive leak detection methods to accurately identify the location and cause of the leak. For instance, we can use an endoscopic camera to see in to small space, or use thermal imaging which can identify hot or cold areas within the central heating pipes in walls or under the floor. Once we have found the leak, we can talk you through the options for repairs. The majority of the time we can find and repair the leak on the same day, but in the case of a particualrly hard to access or complex repair, we can instead arrange a follow up appointment as soon as possible.

Following the repair we will also complete a re-test of the system to ensure the leak has been fully resolved. We will also compile a full report including photographs if you’re looking for the leak detection and repair to be covered by building or home insurance.


Leak Detection 


What leaks can we detect?

We can detect leaks internally and externally in the following areas:

  • Mains Water Leaks
  • Hot and Cold Leaks
  • Buried and Hidden Pipes
  • Central Heating Leaks
  • Underfloor Heating Leaks
  • Drain & Waste Leaks

Methods of Leak Detection

We can use the following, high-tech and non-invasive methods to locate hidden plumbing leaks:

  • Thermal Imaging
  • Moisture Meters
  • Endoscopic Cameras
  • Gas Tracing
  • Acoustic Microphones
  • Pressure Testing

Contact us for more Leak Detection & Repair advice, or get a FREE drainage & plumbing quote

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Leak Detection FAQs

What is Leak Detection?

Leak detection is a plumbing service which aims to find water leaks around your property. Leak detection will find the location and cause of the leak.

How long does Leak Detection take?

The time it takes to detect a leak can greatly vary dependant on a few factors, such as the severity and location of the leak, and if there are multiple leaks. But a relatively standard leak will take around 1 to 2 hours (not including repairs)

Can I get the leak detected and repaired all in one day?

Here at Fastifix, we do try and get the leak detected and repairs within the day. However, this isnt always guaranteed dependant on lcoation, complexity and number of leaks detected. 

In the event we can’t get the repair done on that day, we aim to come back as soon as possible. 

What happens if I ignore a potential leak in my home?

An unresolved leak in your home or commercial property could cause:


  • High Water Bills
  • Breakages to your Central Heating System which might need replacing
  • Water Damage 
  • Damp and Mould growth
  • Timber Rot
  • Musty Smells
  • Wastewater can fill in to cavities of your home
  • Encourage Insects and Mites to infest underfloors, walls and tiles
  • In serious cases, subsidence of land
How much does Leak Detection Cost?

The cost of a leak detection can depend on a number factors, such as location and complexity of the leak, and also if there are multiple leaks. Please contact us for a free, obligation quote

Can my home insurance cover my Leak Detection?

It can do! If your home insurance policy as “Trace and Access” Cover, this can help cover the cost of a plumber finding the source of a water leak. 

What are the common signs of a Water Leak?

Here are some common signs that you have a water leak on your property:


  •  Your water bills are higher than usual
  •  Visibles signs of damp, moisture or water, including pools or water, or wet spots
  • Low or Reduced Water Pressure
  • Boiler / Central Heating System has low or reduced pressure, or shows an error message
  • Condensation 
  • Musty or Foul Smelling Odours
  • Strange Noises coming from your water systems
Will Leak Detection work cause damage to my property?

If your plumber uses specialised, non-invasive methods for detecting leaks, there should be no damage to your property. However, if you hire a plumber without access to these tools, any leak detection could be inaccurate, which might lead to unnecessary invasive investigation


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Why Choose Fastfix Drainage & Plumbing?


We gained a fantastic reputation in Bristol, Bath and surrounding areas. We provide our customers high quality work, professional and reliable service.
Here a few reasons why you should choose us:


  • Fully insured
  • Local Business with 35 years experience
  • Tidy and clean
  • Transparent pricing and service options
  • Guide you with as much information you need
  • Great customer reviews