Some signs or symptoms that a leak may be present with-in your fresh water pipe plumbing system would be as follows.
- High water bills
- Warm/hot spot on the floor
- Hear water running when nothing is in use
- Foundation problems/structural damage (uneven floors, cracks in walls and/or doors sticking)
- Ground around your home is wet or saturated when it should not be
- Abnormally low water pressure
A meter test utilizes the city water meter that is already in place and attached to your system in order to assess whether a leak is present or not. A meter test is a simple procedure that requires a visual assessment of the water meter in order to determine whether or not a secondary-gauge, known as a drip indicator, is moving with all of the water shut off in the home. While relatively easy to perform and designed to test the integrity of an entire fresh water plumbing system, the trained eye of a professional may be required in order to access the water meter and ensure an accurate reading can be made.
Pressure Gauge Test
Just as effective as a meter test, a pressure gauge test involves the attachment of a purpose-built water pressure gauge to a hose bib outlet in order to assess the general state and overall integrity of a fresh water plumbing system. Often employed in circumstances where the existing meter may lack a drip indicator or where the results of a meter test may be inconclusive, a pressure gauge test can be very effective for detection the presence of a leak or similar problem.
Identifying The Source Of A Leak
Although a meter test or a pressure gauge will determine if there is a leak in the fresh water plumbing system, a more in-depth and detailed inspection using state of the art equipment and years of experience will likely be necessary in order to determine the source or location of the leak.
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