Leak Detection Survey: Alpha Builders are the Experts You Can Trust!

Water Leak Detection Survey

Water leaks can be a nightmare scenario for any homeowner. Aside from being too costly, it can also damage different areas of your home. While we always do our best to prevent leaks from ever happening by having layers upon layers of protection, they can still spring up whenever and wherever we least expect them to spring up. For these types of problems, a water leak detection survey is in order. 

It’s easy to assume that detecting leaks is just as simple as finding discoloured spots on your ceilings, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Some leaks are so minute and not readily apparent that we can’t trace them by simply trying to retrace where they might come from. 

Furthermore, leaks are warning signs that our roofing might be giving in due to damage, so when one shows up, there are usually others just waiting to be discovered. 

Thankfully, through advancements in technology, we now have many ways of detecting leaks, and all of them work towards providing a cure to the problem if and when the preventative measures fail. 

Why Are Roof Leakage Hazardous?


It’s no secret that roof leaks are dangerous, but the real question is, why is that the case? The damage they cause to the ceiling and other parts of your home are the obvious reasons, but there are underlying effects these leaks can have on your health and your finances. 

Furthermore, leaks can also have a significant effect on the overall look of your home. The damage to your ceiling due to leaks can expand and affect other areas of your home if managed incorrectly, and they can prove to be a sore spot on an otherwise pristine home. 

With that being said, here are other harmful effects of roof leakage: 

1. They Can Affect Utility Bills 

Whenever there are leaks, they can seep into different areas of your home, especially the attic, where your roof insulation is located. Insulation does a great job of deflecting or storing heat within your home, but they are not impervious to water or moisture. 

When your insulation gets damaged, you will feel the effects of heat within the home, prompting you to use more air conditioning or fans, which will then translate to more utility bills. Other than that, repairs to your insulation will also set you back financially, so the best course of action is to detect these leaks before they worsen. 

2. Leaks Can Cause Moulds

Aside from ruining the look of your home, moulds carry a lot of health hazards for the occupants. Moulds can cause various allergic reactions like nasal congestion and trigger asthma attacks; that’s why prevention should be your number one priority. 

3. Damage to the Attic and Ceiling

Our attic is where we often store other things for our home. While those things aren’t being used, they still carry significance and might be utilised later. Leaks can damage the items stored in your attic and can cause leak stains to form on your ceiling, making your home look grimy. 

4. Damage to the Overall Structure

Water travels fast, and they usually use support beams and other parts of your home to go down. If this process happens regularly, the parts constantly getting wet will soften and become susceptible to breaking. All it takes is a massive impact or pressure, and they might buckle and break, causing the owners to spend money on repairs.  

Water Leak Detection Survey Methods

Leaks can be detected using various methods, which all have different effects depending on the area’s surrounding factors. We can find a method that applies to the problem area and coordinate with the clients on what works best in that situation, ensuring proper leak detection and satisfaction of our clients. 

With that being said, here are some of the leak detection survey methods that we use: 

  • Thermal imaging – Thermal scanners help to determine the leak location.
  • Acoustic Leak Detection – Advanced sound devices allow us to amplify leak noise and follow it to the leak location.
  • Moisture meters – Moisture meters enable us to measure non-destructively up to 300mm into surfaces. We can often identify the originating water point by assessing such moisture levels in a structure.

Damaged ceiling


Alpha Builders is Your Number One Choice for water Leak Detection Surveys in Singapore

Prevention will always be better than the cure, but if the problem already exists, going for the cure is the next best thing you can do. Leaks can come at any time, and while you can prepare for them by reinforcing different areas of your home with other materials and products, there will still come a time when they’ll seep through and cause damage. This particular reason is why leak detection surveys come in handy. 

Alpha Builders is prepared to take care of these issues for you. From roofing to waterproofing, we have it all covered. Established in 2015, our track record speaks for itself, and we only gain valuable experience and dedication to the craft as time goes by. State-of-the-art equipment, ample experience, and quality customer service are what we bring to the table, and we want you to experience this firsthand. 

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We know that our clients are our lifeblood and Alpha Builders repay their loyalty by giving our projects our best. From roofing to repair, and waterproofing, we make sure that all their needs are covered, and our work is evidenced by these clients:

“Hiring Alpha Builders is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I was sure that the damage sustained by my roof meant a total overhaul, but they’ve managed to repair my roof and make it as good as new!”
John Tan
“I wasn’t sure that what I had in mind is what I was going to get, but when the consultants from Alpha Builders showed me their vision, I was absolutely delighted that they took my tastes into consideration.”
Clarence Koh
“The first thing that I have noticed right off the bat is how efficient their whole process is. Alpha Builders really does as advertised, and more! You can see that they really pour their all into their projects, and I now get to enjoy their quality work.”
Yeo Chee Seng
“Being a busy man, I never thought that I could fit the waterproofing service into my schedule, but I was happy to find out that Alpha Builders adjusts their schedule to match mine. Now, my house is protected, and I didn’t have to leave work for it!”
Steven Chong
“Having spent some time working with construction companies before, I am very particular when it comes to small details regarding projects done in my home. I must say, I am very impressed with how Alpha Builders do their job, and I think I know who to call if I have new projects in mind.”
Amanda Chua
“I love how Alpha Builders take their time to cater to what I want to see in my house. They were with me every step of the way, and the whole process was effortless because of how friendly they were and how easy it was to communicate with them.”
Joanna Lee

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