Water leak detection plays a crucial role in any commercial property project. And, if the increased volume of water features and appliance use in commercial properties didn’t increase vulnerabilities enough, the risk of costly and disruptive damage is continuing to grow as buildings become reoccupied post-lockdown.

The effects can be detrimental – not only do leaks cause severe damage and necessitate substantial expenses in relocation, repair, and increased insurance premiums, they also lead to excessive waste, potential loss of data and reputational damage caused by business disruption.

The good news is, something can be done to mitigate the risk. Commercial leak detection systems have increasingly been seen as the must-have silver bullet in a variety of developments, offering a ‘prevention is always better than cure’ type solution.

Integrating an automated commercial leak detection system is extremely beneficial, as it will alert the building management to the precise leak location at the first sign of detection, so the experts can take quick and efficient action to mitigate the impact of a leak – from construction through to commissioning, operation, and occupation.

The Waterguard Series 7 system is designed specifically to fully comply with BREEAM WAT02 and WAT03 assessment criteria, as well as CIREG best practice guidance, to provide the most specialised solution.

Here’s a quick overview of its features to give you some top tips for specialising your commercial leak detection system…

Effective management and monitoring

The Series 7 BREEAM compliant water leak detection system can either be installed internally as a single channel system for WAT02 BREEAM compliance, or with an additional boundary water meter for WAT03, identifying leaks both internally and from the site boundary.

Robust flow level monitoring

Using a pulse sensor sent to the control panel after certain intervals of water flow, our system will identify leakage rates – such as continuous, or low/high level – over set time periods with a self-learning audit function which monitors normal consumption.

Added protection against disruption and damage

Multiple isolation valves can be added to your leak detection system for further protection, which is essential to mitigate the risk of water damage during the construction phase for CIREG compliance.

Adjustable parameters

Our Series 7 system can analyse water usage by volume per various time periods, with two separate menus for perimeter setting and day to day operation. The Guard Menu is used to input specific user requirements, such as:

  • Maximum litre allowances in each guard period or per 24 hours
  • Maximum override time
  • Guard mode to suit buildings timetable
  • Times the building is occupied.

By investing into a trusted, state-of-the-art system, you can ensure any risks are caught and acted upon before they can cause any serious damage to your property – saving you a significant amount of time, money and stress in the long term.

We hope we’ve provided some useful insight into specialising commercial leak detection systems. To discuss our Series 7 technology with a qualified consultant, or for more advice, get in touch with the team on 01226 244200.