Plumbing Leaks

Plumbing Leaks
Any leak at your property, even a small one can create a lot of problems. Leaks under foundations or slab can cause expensive damage to the structure of a building. Leaks in walls inside a building can damage paint, plaster, carpets, timber flooring or furniture. In the long run even the smallest leak can create long lasting dampness problems. With the increasing cost of water you can also have a nasty surprise next time you receive a bill. This is the reason that all leaks should be located and repaired very promptly.

The most important factor in the process of finding a leak is that it does not cause more damage than the leak itself.

This is where Spot-On Leak Detection can help you save a lot of money. With our more than 20 years of experience we can locate leaks in the most efficient way possible using the most advanced non-invasive and non- destructive methods. The process of leak location will not cause any damage to your property.

Presence of some leaks are quite obvious: water on the floor, wet carpet and loud noise from running water when everything is off. High water bills do not necessarily indicate a presence of a plumbing leak but definitely should be investigated further.

Do I Have a Leak?
The quickest way to determine if you have a plumbing leak is to do a Water Meter Test:

  1. Make sure that toilets in your house are not leaking. If not sure turn water to the toilets off.
  2. Make sure all the taps, reticulation, washing machine and dishwasher are off.
  3. Locate the water meter which usually is at the front of your property.
  4. Check if the meter numbers are changing, if they do, it indicates that you have a leak. The faster the numbers are changing the bigger is the leak.
  5. If you cannot see immediate movement of the meter numbers, take a meter reading, wait 10 minutes and take another reading.

If the meter numbers do not move, most likely you do not have a leak. If there is a difference between these two readings, calculate the difference and divide by 10. This will give you a leak rate in liters per minute. This information will assist us in estimating the cost of leak detection.

If the Water Meter Test confirms that you do not have a plumbing leak but there are other signs of a leak like water damage, noise in pipes or dampness, then call Spot-On Leak Detection for advice.

If you have any problem to do the test or not sure about the results, call Spot-On Leak Detection we will be happy to assist.

We can offer you up-front pricing for finding a leak so you will not have any unpleasant financial surprises after the job is finished.