Are you experiencing unexplained high water bills?
Water leaks can be difficult to find and are often in places which are either hard to get to or difficult to trace the source. Leaks can often occur behind walls or under slabs, in sewer pipes or stormwater drains, and can be the result of a blocked drain, burst pipe or faulty plumbing fixtures. Star Plus Group's plumbers in Adelaide will use the latest in leak detection equipment to quickly find the cause of your high water bills.
2 Types of Water Leaks
The fresh water coming into your home runs under pressure through the mains water pipe which means a burst pipe can quickly become a huge issue in your home. The waste water leaving your home through the sewer system (everything that goes down the sink, toilet, bath, shower, etc.) and the rainwater travelling through the stormwater drains is gravity fed which usually leads to slower leaks. (Unless it has been raining or your have a blocked drain).
Finding the leak
Apart from high water expenses, there are many other signs to look out for that could indicate that your pipes have burst or you have a broken drain.
- wet areas of the garden that never seem to dry up
- an unexplained growth of the plants or trees in one area of your garden
- damp or mould growth on walls, ceilings, and flooring
- cracks appearing in concrete, brickwork, or tiles
- persistent water stains on walls, ceilings, floors or woodwork
- warped or expanded cabinetry
- areas of paint chipping or bubbling
- a musty or damp smell
Checking the meter
Set aside a period where you won't need water for at least two hours. Turn off all the taps throughout your property and home, and switch off any water using appliances (such as the dishwasher, washing machine and hot water system*). Take a note of the meter reading of your home's water meter then re-read the meter after two hours. If the reading has changed you could have a leak in the mains water pipe.
*Consult your hot water system manual for correct procedures
Star Plus Group's Leak Detection Services
Star Plus Group plumbing provides a professional water leak detection service. We utilise the latest in leak detection technology such as CCTV drain cameras to ensure we accurately locate the burst pipe or broken drain quickly to enable targeted repairs to be carried out.
If you're worried your home has a water leak contact our experienced plumbing team on 1300 438 782 or complete our service request form today for fast, efficient leak detection and pipe repairs today.