Using thermal imaging to find the burst pipe

We were called up by an existing customer of JSL in the West End of Glasgow.

They have used us before for the installation of a new boiler and the re-positioning of a sink in their bathroom. So they were well aware of our capabilities.

This time though, the called us because they had a burst pipe and needed our help.

We turned up within the allotted time slot that they had booked us in for and quickly got to work investigating the problem.

The client new that they had a burst pip because when they had lifted an access hatch to under the ground floor of their home to add a mouse trap, they found a pool of water from the drainage pipe.

The problem was – where was the burst pipe and how had it burst in the first place.

In days gone by, this would have been a tiring process but thanks to modern technology, we were able to use our thermal imaging camera to trace the drain pipes under the floor and locate what turned out to be a blockage.
It transpired that the drain pipe had blocked and the added weight/build up in the pipe behind it had caused the pipe to burst.

Because we were able to find it using our thermal camera, we didn’t have to lift up flood boards all over the house and we didn’t have to cut away at sections to check if they were blocked or not.

THe actual burst pip section was easy to find and we easily removed and replaced this. We then ran a jet blaster down the pipe to completely remove the blockage before running a couple of tests to ensure that it did not come back.

At JSL Drainage, we guarantee all of our work and parts. So the West End customer can feel safe in the knowedge that should the blockage return or the pipe break again within a certain period of time – they can call us up to fix it for free – no questions asked.

Just another reason why JSL Drainage are one of the leading drainage companies in Glasgow.

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