Many consumers feel helpless when they receive a high water bill that they cannot afford and do not understand. One way to double check the accuracy of a water bill or prevent increased costs in the future is by deploying a leak detection strategy to locate leaks before they lead to large bills.
Bob Beall, president of Mr. Rooter Plumbing Pittsburgh, said a high water bill, unexplained reduced water pressure or a persistent dripping sound can be clues of a water leak. Homeowners should find the leak or leaks in their water systems as soon as possible, or contact professional leak detection companies to aid in the hunt before the leak gets out of control.
Mr. Rooter recommends homeowners start their leak detection campaign by checking for puddles of water where the water may be released. Once the leak has been found, water should be shut off and professional repairs should be made.
The utility services of the city of Henderson, Nevada, also created a list of ways to detect a leak in the home or office building. One way to the source of a leak is to turn off all water in the building and watch for movement of water on a water meter's flow indicator. Next, owners should turn water back on for certain pipes, eliminating each line until the source has been found. For more challenging leaks, leak detection companies have advanced solutions to help homeowners.