Sign and Symptoms of Leaks
You may have a 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 aren't 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 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.
You may have a pool/spa leak if . . .
- You lose 1/8" of water or more in 24 hours. Perform a Bucket Test. Evaporation rates vary per area. Call your local American Leak Detection office for details.
- You find algae forming too soon after a chemical treatment.
- You find loose or falling tiles or pool deck cracks.
(All are signs that the surrounding ground is being compromised by water.)
- Your pool/spa has settled into the ground or cracks and gaps appear in the pool shell or concrete deck.
- You find standing water, mushy spots, or uneven grass growth around the pool/spa area.
- Your automatic filler is continually releasing water.