Easy Ways to Know if I Have a Plumbing Leak

Posted on: July 12, 2016

Sometimes we know that something might be wrong in our home, whether it is from the water bill or  water dripping from a certain area. When you are looking for a solution and peace of mind when you have a water leak, Midway Services is here in the Tampa Bay area to offer you some easy steps and tips.

The best way to figure out if you have a leak is by watching your water meter.

  1. Make sure no water is being used at your home, inside or out.
  2. Find your water meter and check the leak indicator to see if it is moving. Depending on the brand of your meter, the leak indicator could be a small triangular shaped dial or a small silver wheel that rotates when water is flowing through the meter. If the dial is moving, the chances are, you have a leak.
  3. You can take a meter reading and wait a few hours. Then, take another meter reading (make sure no water is used during this time). If the reading has changed, you have a leak.

If you have determined that there is a leak in your home then it is time to find out where it is coming from. Leaks can either be inside or outside of the home and can sometimes be noticeable or hidden. It is also important to note that no matter how small a leak is, it is vital that you get it repaired. Any amount of water can harm the structure of your home or cause problems such as mold.

Midway Services has been serving the Tampa Bay area for decades and is ready to assist you as quickly as possible. Your water leak will be found and repaired with minimal damage to your home. Contact us today for an appointment!


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