Leak Detection

We are your leak detection experts!

Water leaks can spring up anywhere in your plumbing system, including behind your walls, under your floors, or even in your home’s concrete slab foundation. Hidden water leaks can go on for some time before the signs are obvious, at which point the damage is already done.

If you suspect you have a leak because your water bill is going up, you hear water running somewhere, or you have tell-tale signs of water damage, contact Add Plumbing today to pinpoint the exact source of the leak using our suppliers state-of-the-art leak detection equipment, acoustic microphones, pipe locator and nitrogen gas.

This cutting edge technology allows our technicians to not only be accurate about a leak’s position, but also save you hassle, maintain hygiene, and most importantly, save you time and money!

How to test for water leaks at home (Meter Test)

  1. This test should be conducted for a 30-minute period, during which time no water should be used on the property.
  2. Find your water meter, which is usually located in front of the house in a covered box near the street.
  3. Write down the numbers indicated on the meter at the start of this test.
  4. Return to check the meter reading after 30 minutes have passed.
  5. If the numbers have not changed, you do not have a leak in your pressurised water system.
  6. Shut off the valves under all toilets in the house, and repeat steps 1-4.
  7. If the numbers have not changed, you may have a running toilet that should be serviced.
  8. If the numbers have changed, this indicates water consumption even though water was not being used during the test, and you may need a leak detection service.

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