Water Leak Detection

Professional Water Leak Detection Specialists

If you’re a homeowner, landlord, part of a housing association or loss adjuster looking for a comprehensive and independent water leak detection company, Cornerstone can track, trace and repair water leaks throughout domestic and commercial properties in the UK. Hidden leaks can result in structural damage to your property as well as long-term effects such as damp and mould growth, which is why it’s crucial to locate and detect leaks at its infancy.

We recognise that internal and external leaks can be extremely difficult to detect and that subsequent disruption can be very costly, which is why we offer a no-obligation, all-encompassing package that can be also split down to initially investigate the problem, provide a comprehensive report and repair the identified leaks. Utilising state-of-the art leak detection technology and testing procedures, mixed in with over 30 years experience and an ability to provide impartial recommendations and solutions, makes us one of the go-to water leak detection companies.


Trusted Water Leak Detection Company

Working with loss adjusters under ‘Trace and Access’ policies, we can partner with an insurance company to provide a quick, trusted and professional solution to accurately locate leaks and repair them. In addition to this, if your insurance policy doesn’t cover ‘Trace and Access‘ and you’re a homeowner or landlord looking for water leak detection services that will provide you with the reassurance that the leaking pipe will be found and fixed as quickly as possible, then look no further than Cornerstone.

If you’re experiencing a drop in boiler pressure, detecting a mouldy and musty smell, noticing a damp patch, or receiving an unexpectedly high water bill, we have the expertise to swiftly identify the water leak and repair it promptly.

Bringing Cornerstone on board to provide comprehensive water leak detection services will result in a site inspection and the provision of a clear, understandable and detailed technical report on the problem itself including a thorough and fact-based investigation into the root cause of your water leaks.

How Can We Help?

Are you suffering from underfloor heating leaks or central heating leaks?

Does your property suffer from damp and mould?

Has an insurance claim come through from a policy holder?

Are you unsure whether you have valid insurance cover for ‘Trace & Access’?

Is a hidden water leak causing issues for your property?

If you answer


to any of these, call us now for a no obligation quotation

How Does Our Water Pipe Leak Investigation Work?

Our nationwide detailed moisture surveys use various detection methods to find your water leak and develop a suitable way to restore your property after the water damage, including:

Moisture Mapping

Almost every surface will hold some moisture, but we use moisture mapping to identify those surfaces that have an unusual amount on and in them, caused by a water leak. This can involve drawing an outline around the wet area to see if it increases or decreases over time.

Thermal Imagery

Thermal specialist cameras measure the infra-red light being output by various hot things and it is represented on a screen, which allows us to detect hot and cold leaks where they are affecting the temperature.

On-site Salts Analysis

Testing for salts is a great way to determine whether the cause of the water leak is rising damp and will lead to further investigations.

Void and Pipe Work CCTV Inspection

Where possible to cause minimal disruption, we will use a loose floorboard or other entry point to use Closed-Circuit Television cameras to find the source of a water leak and examine areas that cannot be seen without more destructive methods of water leak investigation.

Acoustic Surveys

Water leaks make noises that can be heard by specialised microphones and programmes that will filter out the sounds of everyday life to give a more accurate representation of where a water ingress is.

Tracer Gas Leak Detection Methods

We use a food-grade, safe gas with our detectors to pinpoint leaks in heating systems. Locating leaks with this method is used particularly in large commercial properties with complex systems.

System Pressurisation Tests

Just like a tyre with a puncture, a system with a water leak will not be able to hold its pressure levels and is a great way to test if there is in fact a leak. If you have a complex system that is losing pressure, it may be possible to pressurise different parts at different times to more accurately pinpoint the leak.

Water Chemical Analysis & Comparisons

Determining the type of water that is leaking can help to diagnose the source of the leak. This will involve a sample being sent away for testing, so other methods are preferable where they are quicker.

Dye Testing

We introduce a water-soluble dye that is not toxic to the system, which can be used for visual inspections to find leaks and making water currents visible, where they are escaping from seals and membranes.

Water Leak Services In Commercial & Domestic Environments

Operating in both the Commercial and Domestic environments, we recognise each bring challenges and more importantly, their own disruption to everyday lives and business operations. Within the Domestic arena, we recognise our services can be settled through Household Insurance Policies that have Trace & Access cover applying – we advise all customers of this possibility prior to commencing any water leak investigation.

Within the commercial sector we can provide a detailed quotation for our investigations and align any works to minimise potential business disruption.

Adopting a myriad of advanced equipment and technical know-how to achieve a credible way of finding leaks and to get of most leaks, our multi-disciplined approach enables us to perform the duties of a professional service supplier providing competent solutions for an array of industry sectors from: Private Landlords, Homeowners, Warranty Providers and Surveyors to Housing Associations and Local Authorities.

  • Comprehensive water leak detection package
  • Damp investigation and repairs undertaken
  • Emergency response team
  • Established experts with over 30 years experience
  • National coverage
  • Specialist knowledge and equipment

Did You Know?

A 0.5mm sized water leak could lose 20 litres of fluid every hour, causing considerable damage to your property.

Tracing and Repairing Water Leaks – FAQs

The majority of water leaks can be left undiagnosed for an extended period of time which will ultimately lead to a structurally damaged property, damp, mould and other health risks. The following FAQs are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to understanding water leaks in properties, however it will give you a basic outline on how to approach these problems.

How can I determine if there is a water leak?

If you suspect a water leak on your property but are uncertain of its exact location, follow these steps to check:

  1. Turn off your internal mains water stopcock.
  2. Observe the dial on your water meter – if it continues to move, there might be a water leak within your property boundaries.
  3. Next, turn the internal stopcock back on – if the meter starts moving again, this indicates that the leak is within your property.
  4. If the meter remains stationary, it suggests that the leak is not related to your pipework and could be originating from an external source or waste pipe.

Once a leak is detected, can it be fixed?

Cornerstone provides a separate repair service for water leaks. After the leak has been identified, our fully trained technicians will assess whether it can be repaired during the visit. In the event that we are unable to conduct the repair during the visit, we will provide you with an independent and comprehensive report outlining the most suitable course of action to address the issue.

What does ‘trace and access cover’ mean?

‘Trace and access cover’ refers to a component of a home insurance policy that addresses the expenses associated with locating the origin of a water leak. For instance, if a pipe within your home freezes and subsequently bursts, it can be challenging to determine the exact source of the water leakage. This coverage helps cover the costs incurred during the process of locating and accessing the leak to facilitate timely repairs for property owners.

Speak to an water leak expert

Comprehensive Water Leak Detection & Repair Service

The smell of damp, visible mould growth and wet patches are often symptoms of a more severe problem within your property. Using SMART knowledge, industry-leading experts and state-of-the-art technology, we can help with the detection of water leaks and damp investigations. Whether you work in public sectors such as social housing for local councils, or a private landlord, Cornerstone can help locate and repair water leaks within properties up and down the UK.

Submit an enquiry form with our leak detection specialists

If you need further information on water leaks and related problems, get in touch with our experts today.

Submit an enquiry form with our leak detection specialists

If you need further information on water leaks and related problems, get in touch with our experts today.

Head Office

Cornerstone Management Services Ltd
21A Picton House, Hussar Court,
Westside View, Waterlooville,
Hampshire, PO7 7SQ

Midlands Office

5 Ash Court, Engine Lane
Moorgreen Industrial Park
Newthorpe, Nottingham
NG16 3RP

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