Following a call from a UK water company, Ferret Technology agreed to assist with a particularly difficult water leak investigation and visited site on 17th January 2019. The site comprised a small cul-de-sac with four established properties. Property 1 was the focus of this investigation.
A ground microphone survey of the site had not produced any points of interest. A decision was then taken to excavate trial holes at the meter box and point of entry to the property. Respectively show...
We set about finding another way to locate a leak without being able to get into the pipe at the boundary box. If a plumber or leakage specialist is able to gain access to the property and in particular the mains water riser and Internal Stop Valve, we have a solution – using a Reverse Flow Hose Kit.
For plumbers arriving at a new customer's property, it can be difficult to predetermine the size of a pipe for leak tracing and fixing purposes. Ferret Technology try to make it as easy as possible for you to get to detecting the leak.
Ferret Technology’s newly released Leak Locator combines the dynamism of hydraulic technology with easy-to-use features to find leaks, fast. Our latest product has been adapted and modified from the original Ferret device launched in 2012, following industry feedback and technological advances. This makes it even more efficient, cheaper, more portable and it’s even self-serviceable. If you didn’t get a Ferret Leak Locator the first time around, now is the time to invest in this tried and tested...
When a customer discovers a leak on their property, it is often a cause for concern. Most will have visions of wrecked gardens and destroyed driveways. But more effective leak detection methods can massively reduce this.
Water leaks can be one of those problems that people don’t notice until things have got out of control. A little drip or tiny leak can escalate to a burst pipe, a food in the home or significant damage.
A leak in a pipe underground may seem much less worrying for a homeowner than a pipe that is leaking in the home somewhere. And while the damage to property is much less when the leak is underground, there are some surprising effects of underground leaks that mean the sooner the leak is detected, the better.
One of the systems in a property that is often overlooked when it is functioning properly, is the water supply system. If the property is receiving a flow of water, it is easy to think that everything is fine.
With any large purchase in the plumbing trade, it’s important to bear in mind your return on investment or ROI. There’s no denying that effective equipment can be expensive but once you calculate how you can monetise your investment, you can work out when you’ll earn your money back from the purchase and when you’re generating profit.
The severity of a pipe leak will often be judged by the damage it causes to the home. This could range from structural to health issues around the home. But leaking pipes can cause a number of other problems. Plus, the leak might not be just water so just how dangerous is a pipe leak? Water pipe leaks can be just as severe as other forms of pipe leaks, water can physically cause structural damage to a building which can be financially harmful. Health effects include mould and damp problems that...
Leak detection is a crucial service that is required by both homes and businesses when they think that the water pipes to or within the property might have a leak. Over the years, various systems have been created to help detect those leaks with varying success. Now, a new addition to the industry, the Ferret Leak Locator, is proving more efficient than other forms of leak detection.