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Water leaks won’t only cause your headache because of high water bills and the damp patches on your ceilings and walls. Leaking water pipes can cause severe damage to the interior and exterior structure of the house. Especially, the hidden leaks in your water pipe. A concealed leak can be pretty costly to boot. Prevention, water leak detection services and quick correction are your best course of action in dealing with water leaks. Not to forget, regular plumbing maintenance too by professional plumbers. It helps to detect leaks early on and see if you also need another professional service for all your plumbing needs— maybe, your hot water system is also leaking. You’ll never know what other plumbing issues you have, aside from leaking water pipes and hot water units, until it’s too late or a great service of plumbing maintenance makes you aware sooner than later. Read the following information to know more and prevent leaks and hidden leak in the future from affecting your water meter monthly and further structural damage.
The prevention and early detection of water leaks and leaking pipes can save property owners money in water bills and extensive repairs, severe damage, headaches and frustrations. And not only that, but fixing water leaks also help conserve our precious water resources. Think of the water lost for every hour you procrastinate calling in plumbing services with upfront pricing.
We advise you to check your meter monthly, and your water bill too to monitor it and understand how much water you usually use. Get the benchmark in both usage and cost so you know what’s average for you and your household. Contact professional plumbers to connect one if you don’t have a water meter to keep track of the usage.
Often the first sign of a leak is a noticeable increase in your usual water usage and a higher than regular water bill. So, don’t ignore your high water bill. That’s a red flag. But who can really ignore a high water bill, right?
How much water do you think a slowly dripping tap can waste in a year? 1,000 litres? 5,000 litres? 7,000 litres? NOPE. One drippy faucet can waste 9,000 L of water. Even worse, a toilet with a visible leak can waste more than 60,000 litres! That’s no way to save water and the ecosystem. Still surprised why you have a very high water bill?
In a drought-sensitive land like ours, this kind of water waste is almost criminal.
We agree with the Queensland government’s advice: “Make sure you turn all your taps off properly; check for leaks and repair taps, and keep all water fittings and equipment in good condition.”
They also clearly state that “As a landowner, it is your responsibility to install and maintain any plumbing that is on your property (i.e. pipes and fittings past the water meter connection point). This includes a responsibility to identify and fix any leaks on your property.”
Maybe the leak causing your high water bill is not an inside job. Perhaps it’s outside the home and on the property near the house or closer to the water connection point. If that’s the case, while waiting for water leak detection specialists, here are the signs for an underground leak.
Hands up if you’ve never read your meter. Keep it up if you don’t even know where it is. That’s okay, and there’s no judgement here. Reading the water bill is enough for most of us until We’re faced with unusual high water bills. it’s common for us not to really know a lot until the plumbing issues start making it’s presence known and We’ll need a great service to keep our residential and commercial properties in top shapes.
Step 1. To find it, your meter is almost always located towards the front of the property, either near the left or right boundary.
Step 2. Once you’ve located it, lift the lid to read the dial (take care as the meter box can be home to spiders, snakes and other creepy crawlies).
Step 3. Once you’ve got a clear view, write down all the numbers that you see.
This helpful City of Gold Coast video shows you exactly how to read your water meter and check for leaks.
What are your next steps?
NOTE: It is wiser and more economical to install a replacement water line in some instances instead of repairing the leak.
*contact GCCC to see if you are eligible; you will need to lodge a form with the council.
The City of Gold Coast may provide water relief for undetectable, concealed leaks if a licensed plumber fixes them.
See the details that can be found on the GCCC website https://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/Services/Water-sewerage/Water-supply/Water-leaks or by contacting the council on 1300 000 928
According to Urban Utilities, here on the Gold Coast, they state that:
The property owner is responsible for:
Utilities are responsible for:
Here are some fascinating water facts:
Freshwater is the most precious resource on Earth, and we use it in almost everything we do. While water covers three-quarters of our Earth’s surface, freshwater only makes up 1%, and that’s meant to provide for us all.
Did you know?
|An apple = 70 litres||Cup of coffee = 140 litres|
|A glass of beer = 75 litres||A potato = 25 litres|
|A glass of wine = 120 litres||An egg = 135 litres|
|Bag of chips = 185 litres||Glass of milk = 200 litres|
|Slice of bread = 40 litres||Hamburger = 2400 litres|
|Cup of tea = 35 litres||One kg of beef = 16000 litres|
Whether you were as surprised by any of this as when you got your high water bill or not, I think we can all agree on how important our water is to our daily lives and how water leak detection is now vital too. Internal or external water leaks are something we don’t want to go unchecked. When suspecting a potential water leak in the hot water systems or water pipes, it’s vital to have a water leak detection immediately. We need to protect this precious resource of ours! Let’s save water together. Reach out to our highly recommended Gold Coast plumbers. We aim to respond to you at the first phone call and to go the extra mile in any emergency plumbing service 24 hours a day, whether it’s water leak detection services, burst water pipes, hot water systems installation, a new tap for Arthritis sufferers and more.
For water leak detection services with your washing machine, pipes or hot water system – our professional plumbers from Gold Coast Plumbing Company can help! So, If you find yourself suspecting water leaks around your place, or you suddenly have high water bills without using much water, or you need further information, please call us on 1300 390 361.
Save yourself from a costly damage, a high water bill, and help conserve water. Invest on fully qualified professional plumbers with the latest technology and upfront pricing to fix immediately those leaking pipes and prevent further water damage! Rely on our highly recommended Gold Coast plumbers and water leak detection services. Call us today.