Residential Water Leak Detection

Aqualeak – Protecting all types of residential property against the risk of costly and disruptive water damage, while minimising inconvenience and emotional distress for homeowners, landlords and tenants.

Aqualeak offers residential water leak detection systems that quickly and effectively identify when a leak occurs as a result of burst or faulty pipework, across all types of domestic property.

Our home leak detectors are flow monitoring devices that can be easily retrofitted in occupied properties with minimal disruption. Systems operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, giving you complete peace of mind that your property is being protected at all times, regardless of whether it is occupied or unoccupied.

Using volume and time thresholds, our leak detection equipment will detect unusual or unexpected flow of water and trigger an automatic shut-off valve, reducing the amount of water that escapes from the pipe and the level of damage caused by water leaks.

Typically one per property, or see our systems for residential multi-apartment blocks here.

Our residential water leak detectors range from entry-level solutions that offer simplicity alongside excellent functionality, through to intelligent, connected devices that use a property’s typical water usage to learn suitable leak detection thresholds. Users can also have control and oversight of their residential leak detection system from anywhere in the world, including alert notifications and remote valve control via a web-based portal. Our connected system can now also be integrated with wireless sensor pads to detect small pinprick drips.

Our flow monitoring devices are approved and recommended by many of the world’s largest insurance companies and meet the escape of water requirements of their policies.

Our most suitable systems for this application are outlined below:

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  • A market-leading inline home water leak detection and prevention device

  • Specifically designed for installation in new build or retrofit residential applications

  • Monitors the volume and duration of water passing through a pipe, against pre-set thresholds to identify excessive and unexpected flow

  • If thresholds are exceeded, a solenoid valve will automatically close and shut off the water supply

  • This home water leak detector is installed on the cold-water pipe, just after the stopcock

  • Operates using a roving handset, which can be battery or mains-powered

  • Allows for flexibility around different users’ varying water usage and can be manually over-ridden when necessary

  • Can also automatically shut off the water after a pre-set period of time if no flow is detected

wras approved for inline leak detection

AquaGuard Dual

  • A cost-effective, hybrid water leak monitoring and protection device
  • Monitors the volume and time water passes through a pipe, comparing against adjustable thresholds to identify excessive and unexpected flow
  • Simultaneously monitors multiple sensing devices (cable and/or probes) to detect the unwanted presence of water in at-risk areas
  • When a leak is detected by either method, a valve automatically and immediately closes and shuts off the water supply, minimising damage
  • Audible and visual alarm
  • ‘Holiday’ mode where water is automatically shut off after a pre-set period of time if no flow is detected
  • Most suitable for monitoring in new build residential property, ranging from individual houses through to multi-apartment blocks (typically one device per apartment)
  • Can be connected to a central BMS or send notifications of a leak when paired with an SMS unit
  • Can be surface or flush-mounted
  • Suitable for multiple pipe sizes
  • WRAS-approved

Why do I need a Residential Leak Detector?

As well as the financial cost, there is also the emotional impact. Unwanted water intrusion in home settings can prove highly disruptive and may mean you have to move out of your property while drying and restoration takes place. Leaks, often caused by central heating systems or washing machines, can also cause the loss of irreplaceable or sentimental items that can be distressing.

Many leaks are manageable or even avoidable with the correct technology in place.

Flow-based, water leak detection residential or otherwise, like those above, work by monitoring variations in the movement of water through pipes using a sensor installed on your col water pipe, just after the stopcock. When abnormal flow is detected, a valve will automatically close, shutting off the water and minimising the extent of the damage to your property. Our devices can also make you aware of a problem in other ways, such as an audio alarm. Text messages and/or emails can also be sent to a smartphone, tablet or PC and, with a smart water leak detection device, you can also remotely control a valve from anywhere. These functions can be made available to more than one person too, making it easy for homeowners, landlords and property managers alike to act quickly to resolve a problem when a leak is detected. If you’re looking for water leak detection systems for any other purpose, you can see all of our water leak detectors here.

Contact us Today

To speak to a leak detection specialist about your requirements or find out about our comprehensive services, please either visit the contact page to send an enquiry or call on 01249 715698


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To understand the difference between the different technologies, how they work and where they are commonly used see our water leak detector overview page.