THE EASIEST WAY FOR NEW ZEALAND BUSINESSES TO SLASH THEIR WATER BILLS AND REDUCE WASTAGE
Did you know that every year New Zealand loses over 100 billion litres of water through leaks and wastage? This works out to almost a fifth of our national supply, and while household losses are partly to blame, businesses are also a factor. If you’re a business faced with escalating water bills you could unknowingly be wasting this precious resource and costing you money. It never hurts to try out an underwater cavity/void, services and leak detection service, and even if no problem is detected, you’ll be empowered to protect your water supply.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE A PROBLEM?
A millimetre wide hole can waste thousands of litres of water lost in a month. To check your water usage, check your water meter reading before business stops for the day. Make sure that nobody uses any water overnight and first thing in the morning recheck your reading. A discrepancy between the two figures is a good indicator you have a problem. If your numbers are normal, you only need to do the test again in another six months.
DOES THIS MEAN YOU’LL HAVE TO RIP UP MY PLUMBING?
Many businesses put off a commercial building inspection as they think that they’ll have to systematically dig up every section of piping, cutting through concrete floors and walls to do so. Times have changed since this was the only option, and nowadays all that’s needed is a team with specialised infrared leakage detection equipment. Using a combination of techniques including press and flow testing, the exact location of a leak will be pinpointed and detected. Knowing this can help you plan when you can fix it with minimum disruption to your workplace. Often the fix required is so minor it can be done during working hours without creating a disturbance.
DON’T TAKE THE RISK
We don’t recommend waiting long if you suspect any kind of plumbing problem. You can call Briton Detection and Inspection today for assistance, and even if a problem isn’t detected, you could find out about a vulnerable or weak area requiring fixing. With tools such as infrared thermography, structural/tank inspections, electric thermal imaging and CCTV drainage, pipe and cavity inspection, there’s very little we can’t do for you.