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Our ambition is to become the UK's leading leak detection franchise. We are looking for ambitious entrepreneurs willing to invest in this growing industry

Why Leak Detection?

The demand for skilled leak detection is growing fast. There are many factors driving this trend including:


Modern building techniques

Modern building techniques have led to pipes being buried and boxed in with expensive wall and floor coverings, giving little thought to maintenance and inspection. This creates difficult and expensive problems for property owners and insurers when a leak occurs.


Insurance policy cover for ‘Trace & Access’

Insurance policy cover for ‘Trace & Access’ has become mainstream, this is a massively growing sector. Insurance companies value skilled leak detection engineers and are willing to pay a premium for their services.


Environmental change

Environmental change is leading to an increased focus on water as a finite resource. Three billion litres of water are lost everyday in England & Wales(1),. Water companies now have demanding Government targets to cut leakage and have statutory powers to force property owners to act if large leakage is detected. Someone has to find this leakage – it might as well be you.

(1) Figure accurate as of Oct 2020

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Why buy a Leak Detection Franchise?

Because it works. We’ve proven it over many years with our original and still operating leak detection business in Scotland. This is a growing and highly profitable business model. We don’t just Talk the Talk, we continue to Walk the Walk. There are no recognised training courses or apprenticeships in leak detection, we will give you that training.

When you buy a Leak Detective franchise you will have full access to our technical training, knowledge and software systems developed over time at considerable cost. This will give you the best possible start to your new business, saving you costly mistakes. You will also have access to our business and industry knowledge. The two founders each have well over 20 years of experience in the wider insurance repair industry. They know how to run a successful business and will pass this onto you via the Leak Detective franchise system.

This knowledge is invaluable, and why franchise failure rates remain very low with fewer than 1% per annum closing due to commercial failure – this is significantly lower than failure rates in non-franchised businesses. Research estimates that between half and two-thirds of all independent start-ups close within their first three years.

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To explore the Leak Detective franchise in more detail simply contact us now and start your investigations into running your own leak detection business.

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Don't just take our word for it

I cannot praise Nick enough for the work he did on my property. His professionalism and attention to detail was excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending this company.
- I would have no hesitation in recommending this company.
Thanks to Lorraine in the office and Nick the Engineer who attended the property. Both very polite and very knowledgeable. The pinhole leak in the underfloor CH pipe was found…
- I would not hesitate in recommending WLS.
Highly recommend. Very professional, knowledgeable and highly skilled. From start to finish a very good understanding of our needs. Found and repaired a mains leak under driveway. Very happy with…
- Highly recommend. Very professional, knowledgeable and highly skilled.
I am happy to say that the trace and access / repair was undertaken very professionally by the two technicians involved. A first class job and no complaints. Thanks again.
- A first class job and no complaints. Thanks again.
I had water loss solutions out to locate a leak in my flat as part of an insurance claim. They were the second company to attend after the first were…
- Water loss solutions were out for less than two hours and located two separate leaks, amazing!!!
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The Leak Detective franchise will train and equip you with all the necessary skills to develop your own business in this interesting and challenging sector.

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