If You Suspect That You Have A Plumbing Leak, Here Is A Simple Test You Can Perform:
DIY home test for a plumbing leak
If you suspect that you have a plumbing leak and would like to be sure of it before calling Atlantic Leak Detection, here is a simple method on how to test for a plumbing leak yourself.
The best way to determine if you have a leak in your plumbing system, is by first checking your water meter.
- This test should be conducted during a time which time no water is being used on the property. All appliances that utilize water must be off completely.
- Locate your water meter and check the leak indicator to see if it is moving. Depending on the brand of your meter, the leak indicator could be a small red triangular or sprocket shaped dial or a small silver wheel that rotates when water is flowing through the meter. If the dial is moving, chances are, you have a leak.
- Or, you can also take a meter reading and wait 30 – 45 minutes and take another meter reading (Again, make sure no water is used during this time). If the reading has changed, you most likely have a leak.
- After you have determined that you have a leak, contact Atlantic Leak Detection to schedule an appointment to locate the specific area of the leak.