If your water bill starts to rise and you cannot figure out exactly why, it could mean you have an underground water leak. Underground water leaks can sometimes be detected by looking for pools of water in your yard. If you do not find any out of the ordinary pools of water in your yard there are other ways to find out if you have an underground water leak.
How to tell if you have an underground water leak.
The first thing you need to do in determining if you have an underground water leak is to turn off all of your faucets and fixtures. Once you do that check your water meter to see if it is still running. If you find that the water meter is still running then you need to find the main water shut off valve and turn the water off. Once you turn it off check the water meter to see if it is still running. If you find that the water meter is still running it means that you probably have a an underground water leak. If it is an underground water leak you should call your friendly neighborhood Greenville plumbers at KT Plumbing to find and repair the leak for you. The cost of the repair depends on if the pipe is under concrete or grass and the severity of the damage.
Underground Water Leak or Something Else?
If the water meter stopped when you turned off the shut off valve then the leak is either under or in the house. Check to make sure the toilet is not constantly running. If you eliminate the running toilet then you could have a cracked or broken pipe. Walk around your home and listen for a pressurized hissing or dripping sound. If you do not find the leak but still highly suspect you have one give us a call and we can use our leak detection equipment to find the leak for you. If you find that you do have an underground water leak we will be glad to come out and repair it for you. If you find that your toilet is running non stop we can fix that for you too.
There is also more about checking for underground water leak on the Greenville Water Department website.
Also for some more in depth information on underground water leaks check out this article from SubSurface Leak Detection Inc.
If you suspect you have an underground water leak give us a call at 864-663-6105.