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How to Check Your Water Meter to Find a Plumbing Leak

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Struggling with high water bills you cannot explain? You can expect your water bills to change somewhat from month to month. But when your utilities skyrocket with no obvious explanation, it’s time to take a closer look.

Even smaller plumbing leaks can add sigleaky-pipe-burstnificantly to your water usage. According to the US EPA’s WaterSense, if a faucet were leaking at just one drop per second, you would be wasting 3,000 gallons of water per year. But you can have a small, dripping leak anywhere in your water line, from the pipes underneath the sink to the ones behind walls to those leading into the home.

If there is no obvious visible leak, you can test your plumbing system for leaks by observing changes in your water meter. Follow these steps, and call a plumber for thorough leak detection services.

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