Plumbing Repairs: Identifying Pipe Leaks

Posted on: July 16, 2014

Pipe leaks can be one of the more troubling plumbing repairs for your Tampa home. Leaking pipes can cause water damage to the floors, walls, or belongings in your home. Midway Services can help identify the source, and make repairs quickly, to avoid excessive damage. Here are some helpful leak detection tips to help you identify the problem so you can quickly begin your plumping repairs:

Check you meter

Your meter can be the easiest sign of a dripping system indoors or out. Some meters even have a leak indicator that can help determine if you are in need of plumbing repairs. These steps help you determine whether or not your meter is indicating there is a water problem within your property.

  1. Make sure all hoses, faucets, and spouts are off and no water is being used.
  2. Check the leak indicator on your meter to see if it is moving. The indicator has a small dial that spins if water is moving through it. If the dial is moving, you most likely have a leak.
  3. Another option is taking a reading from your meter, and then waiting a period of time when no water is used and then taking another reading. If the reading changes throughout the time period, you may have a problem within your system.

Kitchens and Bathrooms

Kitchens and bathrooms are the most common area to require plumbing repairs as these rooms are your primary sources of running water. If you suspect you have a water problem, check under sinks in the cabinets and in the tanks of toilets. Check the joints of pipes for moisture that has gathered or look for any signs of water damage on the floor and walls around the toilets and sinks.

Outdoor areas

Your plumbing system may have an issue outside the walls of your home. Be sure to check your outdoor property as well for possible dripping problems. These areas include:

  • Swimming Pools and Pumps
  • Hoses and Faucets
  • Sprinkler Systems
  • Drip irrigation systems
  • And more!


If you suspect that your home has a leak in its pipe system, be sure to call Midway Services right away to start your plumbing repairs so you can avoid serious water damage to your home and property.


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