Water leak
Water meter

At Plan B Plumbing Solutions we get asked a very common question on a regular basis. What is the question??

Can I use my water meter to tell if I have a leak ?

Most houses have their own meter. The water meter is usually located towards the front of the property, near the left or right boundary. In town house develpments, flats or strata titled properties, there may be only one meter servicing all of the dwellings or one for each residence.

It is useful to know the location of your meter because this is where the isolation valve is situated at the metre. This valve controls the flow of water.

In an emergency, such as a burst water pipe, you can use the valve to turn off the water supply to prevent water waste and damage.

Your water meter is a useful tool in helping manage your water consumption. 

If you are not using water in your house, your meter should not be ticking over. This is where you can use your water meter to check for leaks. 

Record the reading of your meter and ensure no water is used on the property for a few hours or overnight and then check the meter again. 

Take into consideration if your hot water system is filling, or if dishwashers, washing machines, toilets or garden irrigation are in use, or on timers. We recommend for water to the toilets be turned of from the mini stop valve.

Any movement of the dials {including both red and black numbers} on your water meter after this time indicates there may be a leak on the property. 

If this is the case you should contact Plan B Plumbing Solutions to arrange a Leak Detection inspection be carried out to your home, office or commercial building.


















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