How Do I Know if I Have a Leak?
If you have an unusually high water bill, hear running water in your home, or are constantly refilling your pool, you may have a hidden plumbing leak. This handy checklist can help you locate a leak before it gets out of control!
Check your water meter. The easiest way to determine if you have a leak is to check your water meter when nobody is using the water. Look for a small needle or triangle, and if it’s moving, you probably have a leak.
Close your water valves. Most water systems have two shut-off valves - one that controls the hot water, and one that controls the cold water. Shut off each valve, one at a time, and check the meter each time. This can help you determine if the leak is inside of your home and whether it’s on the hot water or cold-water side.
Search for hot spots. If you notice a warm area anywhere on your floor it can indicate a break in the hot water plumbing under your slab. Hot spots can range from anywhere from a few feet to half a room.
Listen for running water. You’ve most likely heard the sound of running water that occurs when your toilet tank is filling. This sound is very similar to the sound of a leaking pipe. Listen for this sound behind walls or under floors in your home to locate possible leaks.
Conventional ‘search and destroy’ leak detection methods still used by some cause unnecessary property damage and wasted time. At Orlando Leak Detection, our trained technicians use state of the art, non-invasive technology to accurately locate any leaks in your home - saving you water, money, and time