Water Leak Detection is always a pushback when trying to sell a house. The reason is, misinformation is spread about how water leak detection is performed. This causes people to not have proper tests and homebuyers having plumbing issues.
This blog teaches you how to properly do leak detection and how it can save homebuyers money. Makes sure to watch our video on leak detection here:
Step One: Put the Gauge on the Hose Bib
To see what city water pressure is, put the gauge on before turning the water off at the meter.
Step Two: Determine City Water Pressure in PSI
Unlike a hydrostatic test, we aren’t trying to see if the pressure can get higher. All we want to know is if there’s a water leak in the water system.
Step Three: Go to Water Meter
At this point, go to the water meter and turn it off. Take a picture of the water pressure to know exactly where it is, at what time. Now, wait fifteen minutes to see if the water pressure drops or not.
For residential leak detection, if you think you have a slab leak, this is the very first thing to do. You want to know if the sewer leaks and if the water leaks.
When it comes to leak detection, if you think you have a leak under the slab, this is where to start. You want to know, is there actually a leak or not.
Step Four: Open the Meter
So, what we’ve done is put the gauge on at the house. Now, it’s time to get into the meter to shut the water off.
Step Five: Shut the Water Off
Now that the water is off, go take the picture, and let it sit for fifteen minutes. Click here to read our blog or watch our video on how to turn off the water.
Step Six: Take the Picture and Wait Fifteen Minutes.
After fifteen minutes, you’ll be able to see if any pressure was lost. If pressure was lost, that means there is a leak somewhere between the meter and the house.
Now that we’ve tested everything and know there’s a leak, we need to put everything back together. Make sure you turn the water back on before you leave.