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8 Ways to Tell if Your House has a Water Leak from the Water Damage Team
Sometimes you can have a leak in your house for months without ever knowing. Follow these tips from the Water Damage Team to find out if you have a leak before its too late.
“If there is a leak in your house then you need to do something about it immediately,”
1. Walk Around
Take a walk around your house, does the grass in your yard have puddles or large wet spots? These may be indications of a water leak.
2. Follow the Money
Compare your water utilities bill with past bills to see if it is larger than usual.
3. Look at your Water Meter
Once you’ve located your meter, check the red flow indicator to see if it’s moving a lot. If it is, you may have a leak.
4. Perform a Leak Check
Check the water meter before you leave the house, when no one else is going to be home for a while using water. After an hour or two, check the meter again. If it’s gone down, you have a leak.
5. Check the Bathroom
Now that you’ve located your meter, you can check for leaks within the home. Turn off each toilet in the house one by one, checking the meter each time. If the red flow indicator is moving, it is not that toilet.
6. Turn off Sprinklers
If the problem is not one of your toilets, try the same thing with your sprinklers.
7. Last Resort
If you still haven’t found the leak, shut of the main water supply to your home and check the meter. Turn on a faucet to make sure there is no water flowing inside the home, then check the meter. If it's still moving, the leak is most likely between the shutoff valve and the water meter.
8. Don’t make it Worse
Many leaks in the home are easy to fix yourself. Don’t get in over your head though, if you find a leak you’re not sure how to repair, call a professional.
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The Water Damage Team is a nation wide disaster restoration company, with years of experience in water removal and water drying. As well as storm damage clean up, contaminated water removal of all levels, structural drying, debris removal and mold remediation. Our water damage restoration specialist are trained and certified in all of the industries standards and techniques. At the Water Damage Team we understand that rapid response is key to preventing any additional loss, so our specialist are available to answer calls and response 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Call 1-800-533-0626 for immediate assistance.