Leak Detection Meter Test
Helpful DIY Tips from Our Skilled Leak Detection Specialists
Our experienced leak detection specialists at Australian Leak Detection™ understand that many property owners don’t want to call a professional unless they’re sure that they have a leak. However, a majority of plumbing leaks go unnoticed until the last minute because you only have visible access to some of your pipes.
Conducting a Meter Test
If you’re concerned about a possible plumbing leak, we are happy to provide you with instructions to a simple DIY test that can help you determine if you’re experiencing water loss in your home. This test should be conducted for a minimum of 30 minutes, and during this time, no water should be used.
The steps to our simple meter test are as follows:
- Locate your water meter (it’s usually in a covered box in front of your house)
- Log the numbers that are indicated on your meter
- Check the meter after a minimum of 30 minutes
If the numbers have changed, shut off the valves under all of your toilets and conduct the test again. If the numbers on your meter do not change after 30 minutes, then you may have a running toilet. However, if you see no change in the numbers on your meter after these tests, you don’t have a leak to worry about!
Feel free to reach out to us at with any questions you have about the meter test or your results. We are here to meet all of your leak detection needs!