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Detecting water leaks

Undetected water leaks in your home may be the cause of several water issues, such as low pressure or expensive bills. Research has shown that a regular household may lose between 2,000 and 20,000 gallons of water through leaks alone. Conducting a proper meter check is one thing an owner can do to determine whether a leak is causing your issues in order to help stop the problem. Here’s how:

  1. Turn off all water lines inside and outside the house.
  2. Record the first reading on the meter, then allow 15 minutes to pass to see whether or not the meter is running.
  3. After waiting, record the meter reading again. There is a possible leak if the meter recorded water use. You may want to double check to ensure that absolutely no water was used in- or outside your home during this short testing period.

If you are still unsure whether there are water leaks in your home, or if your believe your water issue is caused by some other factor, consult with our professionals at the American Water TX to find out how we can help you diagnose an issue and treat a number of water related problems. Call our Austin office at (512) 388-0022 today.

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