Common Water Leak Detection Questions and Answers

How does a leak detector work?

An electronic leak detector is equipped with a transducer that is sensitive to sounds coming from a system of pipes. If a sound registers on the machine, it is transmitted to the security system at a higher frequency. The amplified leak is then detected and can be attended to immediately following detection.

How does acoustic leak technology work?

Leaks create a distinctive noise as water leaves the pipe, with smaller leaks producing a higher-frequency sound and larger leaks having a lower-frequency sound. An acoustic leak detection device locates leaks by characterising and differentiating leak sounds from those of normal water flow through the distribution system.

How can I tell if I have a water leak?

Locate your water meter and check the leak indicator to see if it is moving. If the dial is moving, chances are, you have a leak. Or, you can also take a meter reading and wait 1 or 2 hours and take another meter reading (make sure no water is used during this time). If the reading has changed, you have a leak.

How can I find a water leak in the yard?

So there’s a really wet spot or large pool of water in your front yard, and you suspect a water leak. But where is it?

The 2 most common places are:

– In the main service line between your water meter and home shutoff valve.
– In your irrigation system.

What is a leak detection test?

Leaks can be extremely wasteful and costly. Regularly checking taps, pipes and fittings around your property could save precious water. Your water meter is a good place to start to perform a basic leak test.

For instructions see: How can I tell if I have a water leak?

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Did you know?

– A leaking tap can waste up to 10,000 litres of water a year.
– A constant trickle into the toilet bowl wastes around 9,000 litres a year.