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Leak Detection - Residential Service
A variety of issues can cause your home water bill to skyrocket. Before you pull up the tile or dig up your yard, electronically locate the source without destruction.
You may have a hidden plumbing leak if:
- You can hear the continuous sound of water (like a toilet running) when nothing is turned on.
- Your water meter reading changes when you are not using any water. (Mark the indicator on your meter; don't use any water for an hour; then check the meter. If the indicator moved, you may have a leak.)
- Your water bill escalates over a period of weeks or months. (Compare your bills month to month.)
- Your walls or floors have wet, spongy, moist or discolored areas when nothing has been spilled.
- You can smell foul odors coming from the floors or walls near drains or sewers.
- Your building foundation cracks, vegetation grows unevenly or earth shifts for no apparent reason.
- You find warm spots on your floor, particularly on concrete slab floors.
It's possible for technicians to determine the location of a leak by electronically locating the damaged source. Even the smallest leak or pipe defect can be located accurately. This is a distinct contrast to conventional trial-and-error methods of leak detection which use jackhammers, also known as the search-and-destroy method.
The end result means leaks can be found and repaired with minimal disruption to property. In most cases, only a single floor tile must be removed and replaced. This causes less disruption and saves thousands of dollars in costly search-and-destroy methods that do not guarantee a leak location.
leak detection tips / resources
- the bucket test
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- the meter test
- Do you have a high water bill? You may have a hidden plumbing leak. Try the seven steps to determine if your property is leak free. Do-it-yourself 30 minute test. Test your water meter
- pool leak calculator
- Use the calculator to determine the amount of water loss over a period of time. Calculate pool water loss
- frequently asked questions
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- signs and symptoms
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- water conservation
- Saving water is like any other habit. The more you do it, the more natural it becomes. Become water-wise, it's fun to find more ways to conserve. Conserve water
- drink tap water
- Consumers can do their part to conserve precious supplies through small, thoughtful changes in their lifestyles and activities. Learn about tap water