When you suspect that your house has a leak, there are a series of steps you can take to make sure you are right. A very basic skill to cultivate is learning how to read your water meter. Find your meter and then follow these steps.
With careful consideration of what your water meter is telling you, you can determine if a leak is occurring and whether it is inside or outside the home.
Your meter may have a leak indicator, which may be a small silver wheel or a triangular dial. When the leak indicator is moving, it is showing that you have a leak.
If you have no leak indicator on your meter, you can stop all water by shutting it off and then watch to see if the numbers continue to climb. If you are not using any other water and your water to the house is shut off they should completely stop.
If the meter indicates water is still flowing then you have a leak and it is located outside the house, between the meter and the shut off valve.
If you have a water leak it is best to contact a professional for assistance. Call Absolute Plumbing & Drain Cleaning Services Inc. to find the right help for your situation.