Tell Tale Signs of a Leak for Homeowners
- Consistantly wet spot in the yard
- Sink hole or depression in lawn or driveway
- Grass is greener and/or grows faster in a certain area of the lawn
- Constant sound of running water on the pipes in the house
- Sudden increase in water usage
Think you might have a leak? First things first. Most of the water supplies to our homes are regulated by a water meter located in the front yard. Usually they are near the sidewalk or curb side. There are two dials on that meter. The smaller of the two is what I call the activity indicator. With all fixtures off in the house, including the toilets, this dial should not be moving at all. If it is, it is quite possible that you have a leak.
Got a Pool?
Your pool will naturally lose some water to evaporation, some to splash out and some to backwash wastewater. You may also gain water from rainfall. A good rule of thumb is that if you’re routinely adding more than two inch of water to your pool per week, you may have a leak. (that is worth spending some time and money to repair) Pools are meant to be watertight, of course, but sealants will deteriorate, while other parts of your pool shift and settle, or just plain wear out. Pools can leak through any of the fittings or accessories, plumbing or even right through the shell. It is important to repair leaks, not only to save water, heat and chemicals, but also to prevent undermining pool structural components, and washing away fill dirt.
All pools are susceptible to leaks, whether old or new, plaster or vinyl. Leaks can be caused by ground movement and settling, aging, even your pets. Call an expert that uses Electronic Leak detection. This is an electronic instrument that has been specifically designed to find leaks in your pool. No more sending down a diver and spending hours to try and find the leak. No more draining the pool either. The use of the electronic leak detection device saves you money and time. This device takes all the guess work out of finding the leak. No more “I can’t find the leak”
Sonic Leak Detection is also used in conjunction with Pressure Testing for finding leaks in your pool plumbing. It is used to listen for escaping air or water from the pipes that run under your decking. It will not find leaks in your liner as some will have you believe.