CHECK FOR A HIDDEN (CONCEALED) LEAK
Sometimes without anyone knowing, there can be a hidden problem. Unfortunately not many people know how to check for these little mysteries, so we have created a small troubleshooting list for you.
- Turn off all taps, the washing machine, dishwasher and irrigation at your property.
- Read your water meter and write down or take a photo of the numbers (including the red numbers, which indicate litres). Make sure you leave the water meter tap on.
- Wait at least one hour before reading your water meter again – remember not to use any water, even to flush the toilet during this time.
- If the reading has changed (last numbers or dial on the water meter), you may have a water leak. Please contact your property manager to investigate.
Please note: the numbers on a water meter will only move if water is being drawn through it, either by something on your property (hose, washing machine, plumbed in fridges, dishwashers, etc.) or if there is a leak.
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Please let your Property Manager know how you go with this, so that we can arrange a plumber if required. If, however, you know that you have used a large amount of water or left a tap or hose running, please let them know.