Dec, 2012

Check for Leaks

Leaks are wasters of both water and money.  You may have a leak inside or outside your home without even knowing it.  Some properties have long service lines that exist off the property where leaks can go undetected.  Even a small leak can waste hundreds of gallons of water each day.  Check toilets, pipes, hoses, faucets and connections both indoors and outdoors at least once a year.  The following are tips to help you determine if you have a leak.


Checking Your Water Meter for Leaks

Your water meter is usually located wherever the waterline enters your property.

  • Turn off all the water inside and outside.
  • The face of the meter has several dials and pointers. Note their positions.
  • Wait 10 minutes or more and look at the position of the dials and pointers.
  • If any of them have moved and you can’t account for the difference by a swamp cooler, toilet flush, ice-cube maker or other use, you probably have a leak.
  • For further assistance please call our office.


When the temperature drops pipes freeze!  Make sure all exposed pipes are properly insulated.



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