Leak detection plumbing services

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 Pipe Relining Cape Town to conduct a leak detection at your property. 

leak detection Overview

The sound of dripping water is never a good thing. Luckily at Pipe Relining Cape Town we carry a full range of state of the art water leak detection equipment; including Thermal Imaging,  Acoustic Location and Gas Leak Seeking machines. Not knowing how to deal with a leak in your pipes, your walls, your floors and your ceiling can be stressful.  

At Pipe Relining Cape Town we have the necessary equipment, expertise and experience in detecting leaks with absolute precision. 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. Rest assured, we are here to help in any way we can. 

Leak Detection


This device is used in walls, floors and roof spaces to identify hot water leaks. It is a hand-held device and allows the viewer to view heat on a camera.

Acoustic location

The use of sound to determine the distance and direction of running water in walls, ceiling and floor boards. We use active location (the creation of sound to produce an echo) and passive location techniques (the detection of vibration) to find the source of the leak. 

Gas leak seeking

Hydrogen gas is pumped through your pipe system and a ‘snooper’ picks up a leak by detecting the exiting gas and pinpointing your leak.

Did You know?

Leak Detection

the toilet

A leaking toilet can waste up to 340’687 L of water in one month.

Water Supply

According to the City of Cape Town, 37% of South Africa’s water supply is lost through leaks across many cities.

A Tiny Break

One small hole in a metal pipe can leak up to 9’463 L in 24 hours.


All water, drainage and sewerage piping in a household, factory or office block has a shelf life. Galvanised and Polycop pipe (frequently used in Cape Town buildings) are no longer used due to their poor quality and susceptibility to leaks, cracks and bursts.

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