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How To Find a Water Leak in Your House

As every so often, Everest Drain & Plumbing’s 24/7 emergency service is alerting our dignified and Valued customers that you can save your money on spending to any plumber for general purposes of Plumbing issues. Here are a few steps you can take before calling a plumber. The more you do, the less it will cost you in the long run.

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Problems in Meter line.

  • If the toilets are fine, check the line running from the meter to the house. While this may sound difficult, you can save money if you can locate the leak for the plumber.
  • If you know you have a shut-off valve by the house, shut it off temporarily and check the meter by removing the lid and watching the dial on top of the meter.
  • If you can’t see the meter head, try digging around because they sometimes have dirt or grass covering the top of them. Once you locate it and the valve is turned off by the house, watch the meter to see if is turning. If it is still turning, then the leak is between the meter and the house. That is unless you have a leaking valve, and this is very common with these older bronze gate valves. Then, your leak may also be inside the house.
  • At this point, walk the area between the meter and the shut-off valve. Look for signs of a leak such as soft muddy areas, grass that is greener than the rest, or growing much faster than other areas. If you see such an obvious sign, call the plumber or assess if you can make a repair yourself.
  • If you have the valve shut off at the house and the meter has stopped moving, then the leak is somewhere in the house. Try some other techniques to try to locate the problem.

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