Water Leak Specialists
If you have a water leak, Exeter Plumbing can help you out. With the current water crisis Australia is facing, it has never been so important to fix any water leaks on your property. A tap dripping every second wastes approximately 3L of water per day, a leaking toilet or leaking pipe can waste considerably much more water. While this is not only a waste of this precious resource, at Exeter Plumbing we have seen many instances where the water bill is exceedingly more than the cost to fix the leak.
What Are The Signs Of A Water Leak?
Some water leaks are more visible and easy to identify than others. A leaking or dripping tap, toilet or shower for example can be easily identified.
One of the most common signs of a water leak inside your walls is swelling or damp spots on walls, ceilings or floors. Prolonged leaks can cause mould and structural damages to your house so it is best to get any damp or swelling spots investigated as soon as possible. Reduced water pressure as well as an increased water bill are also tell tale signs that you may have a water leak.
A common sign of a water leak outside is a damp, muddy or ‘greener than usual’ patch of lawn. Damp or unstable pavement or concrete is also a sign of a potential leak.
I think I Have A Water Leak? Now What?
If you suspect you have a water leak, the first step is to try and identify where it is coming from. Your local council is responsible for pipes from the water main, generally on the street, to your water meter. If the leak is within this diameter you will need to report the leak to your local council immediately.
Leaks from the water meter to your house is the home owner’s responsibility. In this instance, if you own the house you will need to call a licensed plumber, such as Exeter Plumbing. If you are renting, you will need to phone your real estate agent or the owner of the property.
How Can I Test For A Water Leak Myself?
One of the simplest and easiest ways to tell if you have a water leak on your premises is to read your water meter.
This can be done by turning off all taps and water-using devices on your property. This includes no flushing toilets, not using washing machines or dishwashers, automatic sprinklers etc..
Once you are confident all water-using devices are not in use, check your meter reading. We suggest writing it down or taking a picture.
We recommend waiting for at least 30 minutes or even better overnight and checking the dial again. If the dial numbers have changed and you are confident that no water was intentionally used in the meantime then you may have a water leak.
If this is the case, call us on 1300 155 944 and we will send one of our experts to find the leak and fix the issue for you.
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