Water leaks can cause a variety of problems in your home, from flooding to mould. Structural damage can cost thousands of dollars to fix and pungent damp areas can create smelly rooms.
If you think that you have a water leak, please get in touch with us as soon as possible so we can rectify the issue. Water leaks can be identified in various ways, so it’s crucial to know how to recognise them.
Here are six signs that your home may have a water leak:
Signs You Have A Water Leak
Wet spots: Water leaks can be detected by wet spots on the floor or walls, although they can be challenging to find if the leak is minor.
Mould patches: Mould develops in areas of the house that are constantly wet, such as your shower (e.g., white or black spots).
Stains: Water leaks will cause the area to become stained, discoloured, or blistered, which can be easily identified.
A larger water bill: Your water bill will increase if there is constant leakage. Assuming the amount of water you’ve been using hasn’t increased significantly, and you’re confident you haven’t used more than usual, you should call a professional.
Musty smell: In damp areas of your home, a musty smell can develop from pools of stagnant water or mould spores that permeate the structure.
Low water pressure: If the pressure drops for your faucets or shower, and you’re confident that water isn’t being used elsewhere, there may be a leak in your house.
How To Find A Water Leak
The following steps will help you find leaks on your property and save money:
- Shut off all taps on your property before going to sleep. Please ensure all automatic devices that require water are turned off (gardens, dishwashers, washing machines, air-conditioning).
- Measure the readings on the meter, noting the numbers.
- Reduce water consumption overnight.
- Compare the readings the following day. There may be a leak if the meter reading is higher than before your initial test.
If overnight water use is:
Less than 20 Litres: It’s possible that there is a small leak and that you need to repeat the test.
Between 20 and 100 Litres: You might want to consider contacting a plumber.
Greater than 100 Litres: You should call the plumber immediately. To minimise further leaks, you should also shut off the water meter.
What Do I Do If I Have A Water Leak?
Arrangements and payment for any repairs are your responsibility if the water has already passed through the meter.
The leak may be the Council’s responsibility if the water has not passed through the meter. You may be eligible for a reduced water consumption charge if you discover an undetectable leak on your property. Water accounts shall only be adjusted twice per property owner in a 5-year period due to undetectable leaks.
The best way to handle a leak is to give us a call on 1300 433 585 today!
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