How To Find A Hidden Water Leak
Leaks hidden in walls or underneath floors can remain undetected for weeks at a time. If hidden water leaks are not found early on, they can turn into a serious problem and waste thousands of litres of water every day.
An individual is automatically held responsible for leaks that occur on his or her property. In some cases, there is no way to prevent them. Cold weather and aging cause water pipes to fail over time.
When homeowners discover leaky pipes or taps, the process can become frustrating. Because not only do you have a leaky pipe, but you also have to find it.
Often, it can be difficult to find pesky leaks, which over time can lead to higher utility bills.
That’s why finding leaks early can save you money and avoid any costly damage to your home.
Finding concealed leaks on your property is finding hidden leaks from view. Concealed links don’t mean taps toilets, hot water systems or appliances.
Concealed leaks caused by broken pipes on the customer’s side of the water meter are the responsibility of the homeowner.
As a guideline to help catch those pesky leaks early start by looking for visible leaks from taps, toilets, and irrigation systems. Make sure to turn off all the taps, water appliances and irrigation on your property.
Look at your water meter and note the number of the reading. Leave the water meter tap on. Keeping an eye on the meter can help you save money on utility bills.
Before bed check the water meter so when you wake up in the morning check it again. This is an easy way to find out if you have any leaking pipes on your property.
If your water meter is moving when the last time you checked and you know your household is not using water, it’s still good to get a plumber to look. Water Services encourage their customers to monitor their meter to help identify what uses the most water and how you can indicate where savings can be made.
If a leak is not visible or buried, hiring a professional plumber can be a convenient, cost-effective way of solving the problem. Finding leaks underground or underneath a concrete slab can be difficult to find.
You may encounter a leak you cannot see directly, there may be water pooling in an odd place, a damp spot on the lawn, a letter from the council or a high-water bill. Hire expert leak detectors who will find your leak fast and fix it on the spot.
Leak detectors use the latest non-invasive leak detection technology the High-Frequency Ultra Sonic Listening Device to detect precisely where even the smallest leak is coming from.
The greatest advantage of our listening devices is that we don’t need to punch holes into walls or drill into concrete to find the leak. Instead, our listening devices can detect leaks through walls and concrete.