Are you experiencing unexplained high water bills?
Our Plumbers are experienced in the detection of water leaks throughout Adelaide. Water leaks can be difficult to find and are often in places which are either hard to get to or difficult to trace the source. Leaks can often occur behind walls or under slabs, in sewer pipes or stormwater drains, and can be the result of a blocked drain, burst pipe or faulty plumbing fixtures. Sharpe’s Adelaide Plumbers will use the latest in water leak detection equipment to quickly find the cause of your high water bills.
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2 types of water leaks
The fresh water coming into your home runs under pressure through the mains water pipe which means a burst pipe can quickly become a huge issue in your home. The wastewater leaving your home through the sewer system (everything that goes down the sink, toilet, bath, shower, etc.) and the rainwater traveling through the stormwater drains is gravity fed, which usually leads to slower leaks. (Unless it has been raining or you have a blocked drain).
Finding a water leak
Apart from high water expenses, there are many other signs to look out for that could indicate that your pipes have burst or you have a broken drain.
- wet areas of the garden that never seem to dry up
- an unexplained growth of the plants or trees in one area of your garden
- damp or mould growth on walls, ceilings, and flooring
- cracks appearing in concrete, brickwork, or tiles
- persistent water stains on walls, ceilings, floors or woodwork
- warped or expanded cabinetry
- areas of paint chipping or bubbling
- a musty or damp smell
Checking the water meter
Set aside a period where you won’t need water for at least two hours. Turn off all the taps throughout your property and home, and switch off any water-using appliances (such as the dishwasher, washing machine and hot water system*). Take note of the meter reading of your home’s water meter then re-read the meter after two hours. If the reading has changed you could have a water leak in the mains water pipe.
*Consult your hot water system manual for correct procedures
Water Meter Leaking
Should there be a water leak at the water meter, our plumbers can come out, and assess the situation. Should the leak be on SA Water’s side, then we will contact and lodge a request with Water SA on your behalf. Should the leak be on your side, then Sharpe’ Certified Plumbers will fix the leak correctly.
Sharpe Group leak detection services
Sharpe provides a professional water leak detection service. We utilize the latest leak detection technology such as CCTV drain cameras to ensure we accurately locate the burst pipe or broken drain quickly to enable targeted repairs to be carried out.
If you’re worried your home has a water leak contact our experienced plumbing team on 131 750 or complete our service request form today for fast, efficient leak detection and pipe repairs today
Sharpe is the name to trust when it comes to plumbing in Adelaide. Because we have a large team of qualified local plumbers in Adelaide we can provide a truly local service. When you phone the office call centre our efficient administration team will ask you where you live and they will schedule the closest Plumber.
Licenced Plumber with the best tools and equipment
We only employ fully trained Master Plumbers and we are a member of the Master Plumbers Association. Our plumbers drive a fully stocked service vehicle with the full range of common stock items as well as an electric eel and all other tools and ladders. We also have plumbers that specialise in blocked drains and can unblock your drain and repair the pipe without having to dig up your property.