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Leak Detection

Detecting a water leak
Checking the reading on your meter

Do you think you might have a leak in your reticulation, sprinkler system or anywhere else in your home? There is a simple test you can do yourself.
Make sure you turn off all taps inside and outside the home and check there are no visible leaks. Make sure the dishwasher, washing machine, evaporative air conditioner and garden reticulation controller are not in use. Also make sure your toilet cistern is not filling after a recent flush.
Then go to your water meter and record the black and red numbers on your water meter (write down or photograph). Wait 30 minutes, making sure no water is being used and record the reading again. If it has changed you probably have a leak.
Clues that the leak may be in the garden area are wet patches or very green localized patches in your lawn. Of course if your reticulation system is fed from a bore this cannot be a cause. If your reticulation system is fed from mains water there should be a separate gate valve, often near the water meter, that can be used to isolate the retic as a potential leak.
Call Virgin Bores and our specialist leak detection experts can locate and fix the leak in the garden. If the leak is inside the home there is a list of recommended waterwise plumbers on the Water Corporation website.
Call Virgin Bores on 9246 0111 or go to our main website http://www.virginbores.com.au