How to tell if you have a water leak

Do you think you may have a water leak or are using excess water? You can compare your water charges to ascertain if there has been a significant increase to the same quarter last year.  Your provider might also send you a letter to let you know there has been an increase and suggest you get a plumber out to check the property for concealed leaks.

So what do you do if you suspect a water leak?

The best thing to do is to do a thorough inspection of your property and then check your water meter. We have broken down the method for checking your meter below and in the video featured.

  1. Ensure all taps are turned off, including hose taps
  2. Check if there are any toilets running or leaking. If there are, we suggest calling a plumber to rectify and eliminate this as a cause for the leak.
  3. Locate water meter, they are usually found on the front perimeter of your property, but it may be covered by grass or be in a slightly different position so best to search the yard.
  4. Open the cover and inspect the water meter, you will be looking for a spinning round dial (newer models) or the numbers displayed will have the number the furthest on the right will slowly tick over to the next number.

If the dial is moving or the number on the end is slowly ticking over you have a leak. Your best bet is to call a plumber to book an inspection.

If you are local to Brisbane, Ipswich or Logan please call us on 3200 0188 and we can arrange a time for one of our experienced plumbers or gas fitters to locate the leak.

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