Did you get a chance to read out last blog yet? If you did, then you already know that leaks are one of the most common reasons for a higher than average water bill. The problem is that leaks can be hard to detect, and that leak could be costing you a lot without you even realizing it! Luckily, our Granite City plumber is here to help! The following is our guide to detecting leaks in your home with your water meter:

  • Your first step should be to locate your water meter. Are you unsure about where your water meter is located? No problem! All you have to do is contact your billing company. They should be able to help you to find your water meter without trouble.
  • Before you check your water meter, make sure that no water is being used in your home. A great time to do this is when everyone is out for the day, that way you can be sure that no one is using the water.
  • Although different models may indicate leaks differently, as a general rule your meter will have a small silver wheel or small triangular dial. If you aren’t using any of your water and that dial is still moving, you probably have a leak.
  • If you have tried looking at the dial, and you aren’t sure what you are reading, there is another way! Take a meter reading, then wait a couple of hours and take another one. If you haven’t used any water during this time, but you still notice a change in the reading, you probably have a leak.

If you have completed the above steps and you have found a leak, give Culler Plumbing Services a call right away!