Don’t freak out if you suspect a water leak! First, water is inexpensive. Ten litres of water cost less than three cents, yet the majority of leaks seem to be far larger than they are. Second, if you do get a large water bill, we will provide you with a plumber’s statement so that you may submit a claim to Sydney Water for a portion of the high water bill to be reimbursed. Learn more about emergency plumber in Dural.
Now that the pressure has subsided, you should check to see if you have a concealed leak or whether a plumbing fixture within the home could be dripping before contacting us.
Make sure the dishwasher or washing machine is turned off before checking all of the faucets for leaks. Check the toilets next to see if any water is dripping into the pan from the cistern. A little piece of toilet paper placed on the rear inside wall of the pan will reveal this even though it is sometimes difficult to notice. The paper will be affected by even a little quantity of water. You should get any leaky faucets or toilets serviced.
After inspecting the toilets, cut off the water supply to them (usually located at the little mini tap located on the wall beneath the cistern). Even if there is a little leak into the cistern, this will isolate the toilet.
Now look for moisture or evidence of water beneath any vanities and benchtops that have plumbing fittings. Examine the walls next to any plumbing fixtures. You may, for instance, have a closet or bedroom wall that backs up to the shower in the next room. These spaces or these walls—are any of them wet or mouldy? If so, try placing your ear on the wall and listen for a hissing or leaking noise.
It’s time to leave the house and broaden your enquiry once you’ve investigated everything inside. Are there slabs under your home? If so, go around the home and check for any evidence of moisture or water along the slab’s edge. Additionally, keep an eye out for any indications of moisture on the walls close to the kitchen, laundry, or bathroom plumbing fixtures.
If your home has a crawl area and you can access it comfortably, check any exposed plumbing for indications of moisture and search for any potential puddles or wet spots.
Is the area surrounding the base of your garden taps moist or puddled? If so, use a shovel to gently scrape the area to see if you can see any water bubbling up or the leaky pipe. Put your ear to the tap and listen for water flowing in the pipes if you can’t see anything around the garden taps. Is there any grass that is greener in certain regions than in others?
Check the hot water heater last. Is there a water leak coming from the tank’s side valve all the time? If so, either the tank is failing or the relief valve has failed.If you do need an emergency plumber in Dural, our professional team are available 24/7 to help with any plumbing emergency.
The water metre may then be checked to see whether it is moving once you have finished these visual inspections and determined that everything is in order. One of the three kinds of metres that are displayed below will be yours. You may inspect each one to determine if your water system has even the slightest leak.
The dials on the metres to the left and right are referred to as “tell-tales.” The spinner with the black bars serves as a warning sign for the metre to the left. The single dial on the right side of the metre serves as a visual cue for the metre to the right. These two instruments both capture very little water movement. There is no tell-tale on the midway metre. Leaks are found using the far right red counter. This counter counts the number of millilitres of water consumed.
After making sure that no fixtures are leaking and doing all other inspections, if you see any of these telltales or counters moving, you most certainly have a hidden leak. You may use the tap next to the water metre to shut off the water supply to your home if the leak looks to be a major one.
All water pipes and fixtures on your property that link to the Sydney Water main must be fixed by you. Sydney Water will, on occasion, provide free service to repair water services up to one metre within the perimeter of your property, between the water main and the water metre. They are also in charge of repairing the actual water metre.
It is a good idea to contact Sydney Water first if you suspect your leak is in this region or is on the water metre so they can advise you on whether you need to engage a plumber to do more research and make repairs.
Please contact us at 9651 4884 if you are certain that you have a water leak so we may do further investigations, such as pressure testing and pipe finding, to identify the leak’s exact location. Depending on the amount and location of the leak, we may then provide you a clear estimate for its repair or offer a workaround. We provide you the plumber’s statement after the job is finished so you may claim a refund for the water that was wasted.