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What is a Leak Inspection?

A leak inspection is the process of checking pipeline systems to detect the existence of water, oil, or gas leakage. It aims to identify the origin and causes of leaks to determine possible remediation.

Leak inspections are performed by a certified plumber to assess the property and identify traces of leak damage. Failure to conduct leak inspections can cause inefficiencies, undetected problem spots, repetitive work, and property damages.

How Technology Can Help Effectively Perform Leak Inspections

Failure to locate elusive leaks can lead to flooding, destruction of property structures, and high damage costs. An effective leak inspection can help detect leaks in its early stages and prevent significant water damage by implementing immediate solutions. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can use technology like iAuditor, the world’s most powerful inspection app, to help you effectively perform leak inspections:

  1. Assess the property

    Interview the person in charge to get the detailed structure of the property. Check indicators like a fast meter, a sudden spike in the water bill, and unusual dripping sounds. Do a physical check of pipelines and identify visible traces of potential structural issues and damages.

  2. Detect the origin of leaks and secure the area

    There are various methods of leak detection depending on the type of leakage. For example, when there is water leakage, you can use sonic leak-detection equipment to locate the sound of water dripping from the pipe. For gas leakage, use helium-leak detectors that use mass spectrometry.

    After detecting the source of the leak, secure the area and immediately shut off the valve connected to the damaged pipes. This will help control the leak and related hazards.

  3. Identify the cause of leaks

    The most common causes of leaks are broken seals, clogged lines, corrosion, and damaged pipe joints. Identifying traces of possible leakage can help prevent bigger damage.

  4. Estimate the timeline of repair

    Pipeline repair, depending on the extent of damages, can substantially affect workplace production. A timeline of repair would help in planning out alternative solutions and corrective actions so as not to hinder workplace production.

  5. Document progress and share real-time reports

    Proper documentation of key tasks is necessary to monitor the progress of repairs. It will help other teams process and evaluate the job being done.

Paper-based leak inspection forms and manual reporting can be cumbersome to do. Handover of leak inspection date and reviewing paper documents can be time-consuming and impractical. By using iAuditor you can:

  • Create visual progress reports by capturing photo evidence using a handheld device.
  • Receive real-time status updates.
  • Immediately assign corrective actions to other teams for urgent issues.
  • Save online reports using iAuditor’s unlimited cloud storage and access data anytime, anywhere.
  • Sign-off with a digital signature to validate repair work.


Jona Tarlengco

SafetyCulture staff writer

Jona has been part of SafetyCulture for more than 2 years contributing her experience in writing quality and well-researched content. She usually writes a topic about risks, safety, and quality.