How to Detect a Water Leak
It is possible that any leak around your home can end up costing you loads of money, so it is best to catch it early and get it fixed as soon as possible. If you suspect you have a leak, then you should call a Water Leak Detection service because they will be able to detect and locate the leak for you with the use of their equipment, for example, infrared imaging. Listed below are a few ways to detect an underground leak for yourself; although, if you are still not sure whether you have a leak, then it is best to get some professional advice before a potential leak gets worse.
Increased water usage
If you have noticed an unusual increase in your water usage, then it is possible that you have a leak. If you suspect you have a leak, then you can record your water usage on a daily basis and keep track of you bills; this may give you a clearer idea on your situation and whether you think it is necessary to call a Water Leak Detection service. This service will help identify where the leak is coming from because it could be inside or outside you house.
Unusually damp areas
Another way to detect a leak is to check for unusually wet areas outside. As well as damp, these areas can also be moldy, mossy and surrounded by dry areas. The wet areas could be a sign of an underground leak and this should be checked by a professional to prevent any potential damage occurring.
Sinkholes are also a potential sign of an underground leak. Sinkholes are a dip in the land that have been formed by eroded underground rock or a frequent exposure to water. They will also suggest that your leak is outside and not inside. If you have a sinkhole, then it does not mean you definitely have an underground link; it could have been caused by a number or things, for example, it can be caused by heavy rainfall. However, if you are uncertain on how the sinkhole has formed, then it would be worth contacting a Water Leak Detection service.
Rusty or dirty water can be another sign of an underground leak. However, like the previous points, this may not be the result of an underground leak and it could be related to a completely different issue, for example, rusty pipes. Although, it is still worth getting it checked out whether you believe it is an underground leak or not.
It is best to contact a Water Leak Detection Service for professional help if you suspect a leak. Also, the longer you wait to do something about the leak, the more money it may cost you and the more damage it can create. If there are any signs of unusual water usage, damp areas, sinkholes or unclean water, then it is possible that you have an underground leak and it should be examined by a Water Leak Detection service.
Daniel works for Clearfirst Burst Water Mains, which offer quality Water Leak Detection services in UK.