Damp and Condensation, February 2017
This property had reported issues with reference to central heating performance and issues with damp and condensation throughout.
A plumber had been contacted to look at the system, he recommend leak detection be carried out.
We carried out a survey, leak detection terms and conditions were agreed and work commenced.
System comprises of an oil fired boiler sited in a purpose built boiler house.
There is a hot water storage facility in the ground floor bathroom and cold water storage located in the 1st floor.
Feed and expansion cistern in the roof void was constantly filling. This would indicate a leak in the central heating system.
The section of pipe that was uncovered was 15mm copper pipe.
It was found in concrete with no protective cover.
It should be noted that all copper pipe buried in concrete floor should have a protective coating as there is a chemical within concrete that corrodes the copper tube over a period time and would appear there maybe sections of copper which is uncovered is not protected.
We would strongly recommend that this be re surveyed any copper pipe buried in concrete be replaced.
Machinery and equipment is calibrated and tested prior to each visit and accurate at time of testing.
Please note, where pipework is ducted a variance in accuracy maybe recorded.
In the unlikely event that there is more than one breach of pipework, only one area of concern can be addressed during this phase of works and this could result in a repeat of the testing procedures.