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Plumbing and Leak Repairs

Unseen leaks need special attention, and often a regular plumber just won’t do. If you have a hidden leak, you need to be sure that you are speaking to the right person with the right equipment and credentials.

One-Stop Leak Location and Repair

With extensive experience in leak detection, unseen leaks are quickly detected with minimal disruption, saving you time and money, and ensuring that not only is the leak repaired professionally but that the site is restored to normal, and clean once the job is done.

Plumber Port Elizabeth

1. Leak Detection

We own the latest detection technology, this combined with our many years of leak detection experience enables us to deliver a complete and efficient service that is unmatched in our region.

2. Leak Repair

Poor plumbing installations are the primary cause of most leaks, and over the years we have learnt from uncountable plumbing challenges.

Our clients benefit from our knowledge of the best solution to almost any plumbing repair, and our scientific understanding of ground subsidence, and substrate material and how this impacts on the problem.

3. Reports

We are so confident and proud of our workmanship, recommendations, methods and quality of service that we provide a detailed photographic report of every job, illustrating the leak location, the extent of the leak, the repair process and restoring the site to normal. This we do for you, and possibly your insurer, to provide a clear understanding of what was done. Reports are stored indefinitely in the event of reoccurrence of additional problems.

Interesting Facts

  • 1litre per minute water loss is roughly 40 000 litre per month.
  • Towns generally lose 25% or more of water through leaking pipes.
  • If you suspect a pool leak, place a bucket on the first step and fill to the same level as the pool. If the level of water in the pool drops below that of the bucket, then there is a leak.
  • If you suspect a water leak, close all taps and  place your ear against a water pipe. If a faint hissing sound is heard there could be a leak.
  • Water leaks usually start off very slowly, so small that they show little or no movement on the water meter. The leaks develop into larger leaks and may burst when there are spikes in water pressure.
  • The most common cause of water loss is poor pipeline installation and failure of fittings. Soil loading and excessively wet soil causes immense pressure on pipes and fittings. Pipes should be bedded in sand but this is usually not done. Angular rock fragments against pipes and poor connections are the main culprits.
  • As the leaks slowly erode sub-surface soil the water finds its way through the ground following lines of weakness in sub-surface pathways. Some leaks even as large as 500 000 lt/day may never show on the surface. The orientation of the leak, ground conditions and rock fragments above the pipe are the main reasons why leaks never show on the surface.