Home Owner Advice: 6 Things to Look For if You Suspect a Water Leak

Do you Suspect a water leak?
water leak found underneath pavement
Water Leak Found Underneath Pavement

Signs of a water leak between your home and your water meter are not always obvious as the pipe from your meter to your home is usually buried several feet underground. A small leak in your main water line to your home can go undetected for months yet even a small leak has the potential to lead to significant property damage and should not be left unattended.

If you suspect you may have a water leak, here are 6 things you should keep an eye out for:
  1. One surefire way to check if you have a water leak between your house and the water meter is to shut off your main water line valve at the side of your home. Also, shut down any irrigation system that is connected prior to your shut-off valve. With the water off at the side of your home, check your meter. The meter should not show water usage. If water continues to flow through your meter, you have a water leak.
  2. Unexplained increase in your monthly water bill/usage.
  3. If the soil on your property is consistently damp for no reason, especially if you suspect it lies over your water line
  4. You notice moss-like growth in parts of your yard where the source of moisture is not obvious. This could be a sign of an underground water leak saturating the soil.
  5. If you notice water in or very near your water meter box for no apparent reason
  6. Evidence of water or dampness underneath your home. Often, if your leak is inside your home, you will either see some evidence in the walls or ceilings or there is a leak in your crawlspace.

If the leak is not obvious, or perhaps you just are not interested in crawling around underneath your house or digging in your yard, you can call a pro. We have sophisticated acoustic and tracer gas sniffing equipment and can find your leak with the least amount of disruption to your landscape or home.

Call us for Water Leak Detection, Locating Service and an estimate for repair at (408) 693-6018 or use our contact form.

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