Symptoms

Not all leaks are visible and obvious. Leaks underground or within walls often go unoticed for months, even years.

You may have a leak if;

  • You can hear the continuous sound of water (like listening to a shell) when nothing is turned on.
  • Your water meter reading changes when you aren't using any water. (Mark the indicator on your meter; don't use any water for an hour; then check the meter. If the indicator moved, you may have a leak.)
  • Your water bill escalates over a period of weeks or months. (Compare your bills quater by quater.)
  • You notice a drop in pressure or flow rate at your taps.
  • You can smell damp odours coming from floors or walls.
  • Grass, trees and plants grows unevenly, or earth shifts for no apparent reason.
  • You find warm or damp spots on your floor, particularly on concrete slab floors.

If you think you might have a leak, give us a call. We have a number of straightforward tests we can perform to confirm the presence of many leaks and are happy to provide advice and initial consultation without obligation - call us free on: 0800 0371 247