How to perform a home test for a plumbing leak

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.