Meter Test

Do You Have a Plumbing Leak? Find Out!

Have you had exceptionally high water bills lately? By performing the meter test, you can find out how much water you have lost to a leak. You can perform this test at your property without help from a leak specialist. The results should give you some idea of how big the leak is.

How to Take the Meter Test

  1. Set aside 30 minutes to take the test. During this time no water should be used on your property.
  2. Make a note of the current reading on your water meter. If you are having trouble finding your meter, most units are in the ground, in a box near the front of your house.
  3. Come back in 30 minutes to check the meter. If the numbers are the same as they were when you started the test, you do not have a leak in the pressurized water system and you can stop the test here.
  4. If the numbers did change, go inside and shut off the valves under all your property’s toilets. Repeat the test.
  5. If the numbers did not change after shutting off all the valves, it means the leak is coming from a toilet.
  6. If the numbers changed even after turning off all the valves, you will need a professional leak inspection.

For an idea as to how big your leak is, subtract the numbers showing on your meter of the test from the number you wrote down at the beginning. The result is the total number of gallons of water your leak is wasting (some municipalities have different means of measurement).

Water leaks not only waste money, they can cause serious damage to your property. Call (866) 701-5306 for professional leak detection!

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