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What is a leak detection system and why is it important?

Leak Detection Systems

Leaks are a significant problem for properties all over the world. From the minor annoyance of a small leak to the potentially catastrophic consequences of a major one, it certainly pays to be prepared for the worst, and leak detection systems are one of the best methods of protecting yourself. In this article, the Godfrey & Lappage team will look at what these systems are and why they’re so important.


What is a leak detection system?

Leak detection systems shut off the water supply to a property when they detect irregularities in water flow or water on the floor. It can be difficult for people to know that they have a leak, unless the signs are very obvious. A leak can start out small before worsening, by which time it may be too late to prevent damage to a property, so these detection systems can save properties from serious problems.


How do they work?

Leak detection systems monitor the flow of water in a building’s pipes; if it detects an irregularity in the flow, this may be a sign that water is leaking from the pipe, so the detection system will shut off the entire water supply. With the advanced systems supplied by Godfrey & Lappage, alerts can be sent via email as soon as a leak is detected, so that engineers can come out and repair the problem quickly and efficiently.


Why are leak detections systems important?

Cost cutting

The detection system will help to minimise refrigerant wastage by shutting off the supply when there’s a leak. Unless the leak is disastrous, without a detection system you might go a while before realising there’s a problem, which means you’re paying for energy that is just leaking out.

Secondly, if your property is protected from damage, you don’t need to worry about shelling out for costly repairs.



Leaking refrigerants can be dangerous for those exposed to them, so it is imperative that you take measures to prevent people being coming into contact with them. Installing a leak detection system means that you’re providing a healthier, safer environment for those on your property.


No disruption

If you run a business, then you’ll know first hand that any unplanned downtime can have detrimental consequences. Firstly, there’s the potential loss of custom, and then there’s the uncertainty of not knowing how long you’ll be out of action for, which can make communicating with clients and customers difficult. With a leak detection system, you can prevent enforced downtime and ensure your business can carry on operating.

Using a leak detection system can help to reduce your water wastage, save you money and protect your property from damage. It pays to be prepared, so ensure that your home or business is.

Godfrey & Lappage are proud to be trusted, experienced suppliers and installers of leak detection systems in central London and the surrounding areas. Supplying detection systems from Parasense, one of the industry’s leading names, you can have complete faith in the quality of our equipment. For more information about our services, please get in touch with us today on 0203 858 5524 or fill in our handy contact form.

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