Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Electronic Water Leak Detection services in Canberra

Do you want to locate water leaks quickly and efficiently?

There are as many ways to locate a water leak. Some forms of water leak detection are more sophisticated than others.

The first thing you need to do is to determine whether you have a water leak or not. The easiest way to do this is to check your water meter when no taps or toilets are on. Check your water meter at 10 minute intervals. if any of the last three digits change you definitely have a water leak.

You can also compare your water usage patterns for the same time in the previous year. Remember the price of water has increased dramatically. Therefore, higher water bills do not necessarily mean higher water consumption.

If you are convinced you have a water leak, you can then start on the easy things. First check all garden taps, disconnect any hoses and inspect the garden tap outlets.

Check your taps and appliances. Check that your tap spindles have been fit into the tap bodies properly. Many times we find taps leaking into walls just after a homeowner has changed the tap washers.

Check your toilet cisterns by turning the water off at the cistern cock for an hour. Remember don't let anyone flush the toilet in that time. When you turn the water back on to the cistern there should be silence. If you hear the sound of running water this means you have a water leak in your cistern. This can easily be repaired.

Check any irrigation systems or evaporative air conditioners you have. Most irrigation systems and evaporative air conditioners have a stop cock. Therefore you can test them like you would your toilet cistern.

Look for wet spots in the lawn. This is particularly easy in times of drought. A water leak is generally accompanied by a green patch in the grass.

If you have done these things and you still cannot find the leak it is time to call in an electronic water leak locating service.

In Canberra an electronic leak locating service will use sophisticated electronic transmitting and receiving devices to first locate your metal pipes. Then they will use devices that can detect the audible frequencies that water makes when it is leaving a pipe under pressure.

These devices can be used to find leaks under the soil, in walls and under concrete slabs

Using electronic Water leak locating services in Canberra

If you need help to with electronic water leak locating services in Canberra 6 Star Hot Water and Plumbing Can help call 61619417 for water leak detection services.



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