How can I spot a leak?
Checking for leaks is something everyone should do regularly.
Tell-tale signs to help you spot leaks include:
- Damp patches in or outside the property
- Lush vegetation in dry periods may be indications of leaking pipes
- Leaking toilets
- Leaking overflow systems
If your meter reading or bill is unusually high it may indicate you have a leak. You can use your meter to check if you have a leak on the pipework after the meter:
- Turn off all taps
- Find your water meter and take a reading (including the red digits)
- Do not use any water for a length of time (eg overnight or while you are out for the day).
- Read the meter again
If the second reading is higher than the first there may be a leak.
If you have a leak on your property you may wish to contact an approved plumber.
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