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Leak Detection

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What is Leak Detection?


There are a range of leak detection methods, often multiple techniques are used to find a single leak. The leak detection process is to strategically identify areas where non-visible leaks have occurred, to determine the likely source. Common sources of leaks range from:

  • Hot and Cold Water Systems
  • Hot Water Cylinders
  • Cold Water Storage Tanks
  • Heating Systems
  • Boilers
  • Building Dilapidation

Get in touch today to book your leak detection professionals.

How do you identify leaks


Leaks can occur from a range of sources, that we identified above. Depending on the source or type of leak we may use a range of strategies to rule out various sources of the leak. Some of the methods we use include:

  • Thermal imaging
  • Pressure testing
  • Leak tracing
  • Acoustic survey
  • Moisture meters
  • Borescope cameras
  • Salts analysis



Not only do our team have many years of experience in leak detection for all sources such as loss of boiler pressure, heating system leaks, or hot and cold water systems, our team are water hygiene and plumbing qualified, meaning we’re able to find and fix leaks as a holistic service.

Our leak detection specialists are fully equipped and can find leaks anywhere. We’ll provide a fast and simple quote to both identify the leak and repair the leak to resolve the problem.

Where do I start?


Start by calling our team today for help and support in finding and fixing your leak. Call us on 0333 090 5554.

What’s included in the legionella risk assessment?

You will receive a fully comprehensive assessment helping you meet compliance.


Site Report

Details of report

Engineer Report

Notes from visit

Site Description

Site information

Scope of Works

Agreed works

Leak Report

Details of findings


30 minute report walk through


Health and Safety

Initial site safety checks

Survey of Assets

All assets assessed in full

Survey Photos

Photos of entire water system

Service Process

Get a Quote

Get a quote today by phone, email, or complete our contact form to receive a quotation within 24 hours.


Our coordinator will be in touch to confirm a Date That Suits You, along with estimated time of arrival.

Your Appointment

On the day of your appointment, you will receive a 30 min Curtesy Call from an engineer to confirm they're on route.


Your report is then Quality Checked and emailed in PDF Format, with Next Day Delivery.

Support Call

Our support team will be in touch to arrange your free 30 min Support Call to help explain your report.

All payments are due prior to booking completion unless agreed in writing for 30 days from the date of invoice. We will hold your booking time for 24 hours whilst we await payment. Reports are typically next day delivery, but please allow for up to 5 working days delivery.

Your Dedicated Safety Team

water quality monitoring


Customer Service

water quality monitoring



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Legionella Control Services



Leak Detection FAQs

How much does a leak detection cost?

Leak detection can range from hourly rates to fixed costs. Hourly rates may start from £120.00+VAT, and fixed costings is often around £350.00-£450.00+VAT

How long with the leak detection survey take?

On average, our specialist engineers with take between a few hours to half a day to gain the core information about your leak, however, this can take longer.

When will I receive the survey?

Your report is Quality Checked and emailed to you in PDF format, typically with Next Day Delivery but you should allow for 5 working days.

What do I do after I receive the leak detection survey?

Within your report it will identify the findings and issues present. And will then suggest what plan of action is required. In addition to this our support team will be available to assist you at any stage that you need support.

How can leak detection help me avoid costly repairs?

Underground water leaks can be hugely damaging and expensive if they’re not found and repaired as soon as possible. Even something as seemingly innocuous as a dripping tap can waste at least 5,500 litres of water a year (that your business is paying for). Early leak detection can therefore save your organisation a lot of money.

The problem with leaks that happen underground is that they’re difficult to detect. The advantage of a dripping tap or leaking toilet is that you can clearly see there’s a problem, enabling you to repair the leak quickly. 

If you have an underground water leak or burst pipes, a huge volume of water could be trapped in your building foundations and you may not even notice it for weeks or possibly months. Not only could you end up paying for thousands of litres of water you’re not using, the trapped water could end up causing property damage which will result in insurance claims. It may also become a breeding ground for harmful bacteria, such as legionella which then becomes a health and safety concern.

Isn’t it the water company’s job to repair leaks?

Not if the leaking pipe is on your business’s property. Your water meter/s will have been fitted at the boundary of your premises, and as soon as the water passes through the meter/s, the water supply, including the pipes, becomes your responsibility. 

Leak detection

One of the best ways of assessing whether or not there’s an underground water leak is to understand your business’s normal water usage. The way to do this is to take regular meter readings so over time you’ll get to know how much water your business uses as a matter of course. This means that if your water meter reading shows a sudden increase in water usage that you can’t explain, it’s a good indication you need to investigate whether or not you have an underground leak.

If you have AMR (Automatic Meter Reading) installed on your premises, you will be alerted as soon as it detects high water usage, speeding up the process of leak detection even further. 

There is also another, simple way using your water meter to help you double check your suspicions before calling in specialists to help you find leaks:

Out of hours meter readings

If you suspect you have a water leak, you can do a simple test outside working hours. Wait until there is no-one left in the building, and take a meter reading. Turn the water off at the stopcock and wait for half an hour. Then take another meter reading. If the reading is higher even though no-one was in the building and the water was off anyway, there’s a high likelihood that there’s a leaking pipe. The higher the meter reading, of course, the bigger the leak.  

Why is early leak detection important?

If you have a leaking pipe that has gone undetected for a long time, you’ll not only be paying for the wasted water, you could also be faced with a larger repair bill. The longer water leaks go on, the more likely it is that the excess water will cause damage to the fabric of your building, causing rising damp and damage to the foundations. The longer it is before you find and repair the leak, the greater the structural damage, and the more costly the repair.

It goes without saying that the more extensive the damage to your property, the longer it will take to repair, with the potential for greater disruption to your business. And it might not be covered under your building insurance.

Therefore, early water leak detection is essential for the health of your business and the health and safety of your people. The best course of action if you think you may have a leak is to hire a leak detection and repair specialist. They have the specialised equipment and experience needed to detect leaks and work out exactly where the leak has occurred, resulting in minimal disruption when they repair it. Look for approved leak detection specialists through professional trade associations such as WaterSafe

Are uRisk qualified?

Yes, all of engineers are qualified and experience engineers in their fields.

Do uRisk service my area?

Yes, our services are nationwide. Whether you have one or multiple water systems and one or multiple sites, we provide services across the country, with qualified engineers scattered throughout the UK and offices based in Hertfordshire which is a 30-minute train journey to London King’s Cross. Get in contact with us and book an appointment where we can carry out a legionella risk assessment. We will look at factors like your water temperature, redundant pipework, where your water is stored and test for bacteria in water systems.

Why choose uRisk?

25 Years Experience

Over 25 years of water hygiene and legionella control experience.

Customer Service Excellence

Friendly and simple advice by phone, email & online at your convenience.

City & Guilds Qualified

All staff are trained water hygiene consultants and engineers.

Nationwide Coverage

With engineers located all across the UK, we’re never too far away.

UKAS Accredited Testing

Our labs are UKAS approved providing you with quality assurance.

Full Compliance Services

Your one stop shop for Legionella control, no need to go elsewhere.

We have been working with Urisk for best part of year now. I could not recomend their services highly enough. They always promptly respond to our requests promptly and manage the job from start to finish seamlessly. I would highly recommend.
Sam Guest
Sam G.
My first time using Urisk for work at multiple sites. Daniel was absolutely brilliant, polite and professional. Highly recommended! 🙂
Claire Keay
Claire K.
Fantastic training courses and we've found the legionella risk assessment very easy to read and far more detailed than any we have previously had. 5 star service!
Gemma Pond
Gemma P.
Incredibly detailed and professional team. Have been beyond helpful with with our CQC legionella compliance for our Safety. They’ve found solutions to fit around how we work and our budgets. We are always advised with reference to HSE which has been brilliant.
Amy Thorne
Amy T.
Really easy to organise a risk assessment to be carried out at our offices and have had great help from them since to implement the necessary changes to keep the office safe. Would definitely recommend.
Holly Ferguson
Holly F.
Brilliant Service, efficient, professional, punctual and friendly.
Alex Windsor
Alex W.
We're a small GP practice and started using uRisk for legionella risk assessments. We opted to use their remedial and monitoring services and they've been absolutely great. We cannot recommend them enough! Thank you so much!
Amanda Pates
Amanda P.
Brilliant company, customer service was great! And engineers were fantastic. Thanks again uRisk! Will definitely be using them for all future work.
Nikesh Gohil
Nikesh G.
uRisk have been helping us with our Legionella Control for a number of years now. We've recently had a CQC audit and they were very impressed with our legionella compliance! Thank you for all your help.
Mike Port
Mike P.
Brilliant service! Thanks a lot for the hard graft
Leon Macauley
Leon M.
Daniel did the testing today at PGHC He was really efficient, friendly and so professional. An absolute pleasure to deal with. Thanks Daniel
Lorraine Carruthers
Lorraine C.
My experience with URisk Water Hygiene from my initial enquiry, to their site visit to undertake a Legionella Water Risk Assessment at my office (MDG), to providing me with the report and aftercare has been superb! Efficient response times, excellent customer service, friendly, helpful advisors and assessors who are always ready to help and provide guidance. An absolute pleasure to deal with, I highly recommend!
Lauren Wakeman
Lauren W.
A fabulous company, excellent customer service, they try to accommodate appoitments, and do there utmost in emergencies, been with them a few years now,  honestly cant fault them. Coming out of Covid 19, having our building urgently disanitised,  big thank-you to Luke and Lee for staying so late to get the job done!! Thank you Devon, for juggling the diary to fit us in so soon. A Team 🙂
Jo Maskell
Jo M.
Richard & Nick are great. Really good work and nice people.
Joshua Ballard
Joshua B.
This is by far the best service I have received in a long time.Lloyd who we spoke to was super helpful and very thorough with everything.I would def recommend using this company, they are not just out for money they put their customers needs first.Thank you
Coral Dawkins
Coral D.
Extremely happy with our legionella risk assessment carried out by uRisk, easy to understand and great customer service. Thanks again
Nickayla Robertson
Nickayla R.

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