Do you often hear the sound of dripping or running water in your home or office when all water points have been turned off? Has your water bill risen without cause? Does your water meter dial turn even when all your taps have been turned off? If you answer yes, then you will need Absolute Plumbing Cape Town to conduct a leak detection at your property. 

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Absolute Plumbing uses state of the art non-intrusive leak detection methods to detect water leaks in your home or office. Our 3 main detection methods are; Thermal Imaging, Acoustic Location and Gas Leak Seeking Machines. Each of these methods helps us accurately pinpoint your leak, saving valuable water and preventing further damage to your property. Non-intrusive leak detection means our team won’t have to do hours of unnecessary digging or pipe inspection to try and find the leak. This not only saves you money but also minimalises the area of your home or office that we need to disrupt in order to fix your leak.

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Our expert team will use one or more of these methods to seek out leaks that may be present around your property. We will do a thorough leak detection inspection and supply you with a free quote for the necessary repairs. We offer a full construction service meaning we will leave your home or office in a better state than we found it. No need to hire pavers or bricklayers after our work is done, Absolute Plumbing has got you covered.

Leaving even a small leak unattended will cause huge financial losses, pose health risks to your family or colleagues, cause structural damage, fire hazards due to electrical short circuits and can possibly contaminate your water. Absolute Plumbing’s state of the art leak detection system will leave you with peace of mind that your home or office space is a safe environment for everyone.

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Leak detection may be necessary if your plumbing has started to leak for the following reasons; Corrosion (due to age or rust), high water pressure putting strain on your pipes, tree roots that burrow their way through cracks in pipes to gain access to a plentiful water supply, shifts in your foundation that can burst a pipe or even extreme cold weather can cause pipes to crack and begin to leak.

Routinely checking your home or office for leaks is a great way to avoid large water bills or costly repairs. We recommend checking your home or office at least twice a year or more frequently in older buildings with ageing infrastructure. If you suspect a leak, give Absolute Plumbing a call and we will send out our expert leak detection specialists and have your plumbing back up and running in no time.

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Thermal Imaging


Our state of the art thermal imaging cameras are used to find hidden hot water leaks in your walls, floors and ceilings. This is a none invasive leak detection technology, that uses infrared light to measure the heat given off by hot water leaks. This hand held device is operated by one of our specially trained staff to quickly and accurately pinpoint your leak.

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Acoustic location


Our specialists use a mobile device consisting of small microphones that pick up the sound of running water in your walls, ceilings and floor boards. Water escaping from a crack or leak under high pressure emits a hissing sound that can be detected along the pipeline. As our operator walks this device along the pipeline the sound will get louder as he gets closer to the leak.

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Hydrogen Gas Leak Detection


Hydrogen gas is pumped through your pipes to detect the smallest of leaks. Due to its tiny size Hydrogen gas can fit through the smallest holes in your pipes and a ‘snooper’ can then be used to pick up the scent of the exciting gas. Hydrogen is so small it can permeate through soil and even asphalt, making it a very reliable form of leak detection and accurate up to 1 meter. Guaranteeing that Absolute Plumbing can find and fix any leak.

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Once our leak detection is complete, we will provide you with a free quote for repairs, and a plumbing report for your insurance or local council as proof of a concealed leak. We provide leak detection services in the following areas: 

South Peninsula

Muizenberg, St James, Kalk Bay, Clovelly, Fish hoek, Sun Valley, Capri, Faerie Knowe, Kommetjie, Noordhoek, Simonstown and Scarborough

Southern Suburbs

Woodstock, Maitland, Observatory, Bishops Court, Rondebosch, Newlands, Claremont, Kenilworth, Wynberg, Plumstead, Pinelands, Diep River, Tokai, Kirstenhof, Lakeside, Bergvliet, Meadowridge and Constantia

Atlantic Seaboard

Hout Bay, Llandudno, Bakoven, Clifton, Sea Point, Green Point, Camps Bay, Mouille Point and Fresnaye

Cape Town

Cape Town, Cape Town CBD, Foreshore, Waterfront, Vredehoek, Gardens, Tamboerskloof, Oranjezicht, Devils Peak, De Waterkant and Woodstock