Electronic Leak Testing
If your flat roof is letting in water, it can be very difficult to accurately identify where the leak is coming from. Often, flat roofs develop tiny pinhole leaks or punctures, which are difficult to find but can cause significant damage if not identified and dealt with quickly. Traditionally, leaky flat roofs have required a ‘flood test’ to identify the source of leaks, but this can take several days and poses a risk of causing more damage. It also doesn’t accurately identify the source of a leak.
At Complete Roofing Solutions, our electronic leak testing service provides a non-invasive way to detect and pinpoint the location of even the smallest of leaks in your flat roof. This service can be used in combination with other roof testing techniques, such as thermal imaging, in order to present a comprehensive assessment of the condition of your roof.
Testing for leaks
Because electronic leak testing is non-invasive and causes zero damage to your roof, it means you don’t need to worry about tearing up large areas of your roof to find a tiny pinhole, and disruption to your building is minimised while the testing is being carried out. Depending on the techniques used, electronic leak testing can be carried out in both wet and dry conditions, and it is compatible with 99 per cent of flat roofs.
How it works
But when there is a defect in the membrane, the current passes through. When the technician passes the brush over a fault and the current flows through, it sounds an alarm to inform the operator of the defect. The technician will then mark any faults with survey paint, meaning we can accurately return to them when it comes to carrying out the repair.