Your bills are high. Your meters are spinning. Your water pressure’s not what it should be
There are even more but these can all be signs of a leak. If you’ve got a leak, you need to address it sooner rather than later. Leaks that go ignored can go on to cause thousands of damage.
WHERE MIGHT MY LEAK BE?
Water leaks are often underground, appearing as a wet patch of grass or concrete.
HOW DO I TEST TO SEE IF I HAVE A WATER LEAK?
There are few questions and tests that even tenants can do to test for water leaks before you call a plumber.
First, if the house sits on a slope and we’ve recently had rain, any puddles or damp spots are more likely to be related to drainage issues rather than water leaks.
Next, run a leak test. To do so, follow these steps.
- Turn off all taps, toilets, and appliances in the house.
- Check all taps, toilets, and appliances for any water that’s running while they’re off.
- Go to your water meter and check to see if the dial is spinning. Take a photo of your meter.
- Leave all taps and appliances off for 20 minutes. Then return to the dial to see if there’s been any change. Compare with the photo you took in step three.
- If your meter dial hasn’t moved, it’s probably not a leak. If it has moved, it probably is a leak.
Water leaks are not particularly dangerous but they can cause a lot of structural damage that is expensive to repair.
If you’ve got a water leak, call us.