Checking for leaks at home

13 July 2020
Audio described version


How to check for leaks in your home

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Test your water meter

Turn off all water appliances

[meter reads 1630]

Check your water meter after a few minutes

If it’s still changing you may have a leak

[meter reading increase to 1635]

Check for water pools under the sink and appliances

Look for water stains

Leaks may not always be obvious as there isn’t always a puddle of water

Test your toilet by putting a drop of food colouring in the tank

If any colour shows up in the bowl after 10 minutes, you have a leak

Don’t forget to check the taps outside too!

For more handy tips visit our website

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