1/8 Poletti Rd Cockburn Central WA 6164
Water Leak Detection Services
Water leak

Don’t let a small leak turn into a major headache with costly water damage and excessive water bills.

• Water leak detection • heating leak detection • damp investigation
• swimming pools leaks • drain investigation

How do you check for a water leak outside your house?

Checking for a water leak outside your house involves a systematic approach to identify and locate potential issues in the outdoor plumbing and irrigation systems. Here's a step-by-step guide for checking for a water leak outside your house:

1. Visual Inspection

  • Walk around your property and visually inspect outdoor areas for any signs of water pooling, wet spots, or damp soil.
  • Look for areas with unusually lush vegetation, as it may indicate overwatering due to a leak.

2. Check Outdoor Faucets:

  • Inspect outdoor faucets for visible leaks or dripping. Tighten connections or replace washers if necessary.
  • Ensure that hoses are properly connected and not leaking.

3. Examine Sprinkler System

  • If you have an irrigation or sprinkler system, inspect it for leaks. Look for spraying water or wet patches around sprinkler heads.
  • Run the system and observe each sprinkler head for proper operation and signs of leaks.

4. Meter Reading

  • Locate your water meter, usually positioned near the curb or property line.
  • Take note of the meter reading.
  • Avoid using water for a few hours.
  • Recheck the meter. If it has changed, it could indicate a leak.

5. Listen for Leaks

  • In a quiet environment, listen for the sound of running water or dripping.
  • Use a stethoscope or simply put your ear close to the ground near suspected areas to listen for water flow.

6. Use a Leak Detection Device

  • Consider using a water leak detection device designed for outdoor use. These devices can detect moisture and send alerts when a leak is detected.

7. Pressure Test:

  • Shut off all water fixtures and appliances inside the house to ensure no water is being used.
  • Monitor the water meter; if the dial continues to move, it may suggest a leak.

8. Inspect Outdoor Piping

  • Inspect outdoor pipes and connections for signs of leaks. Pay attention to areas where pipes may be exposed, such as near the foundation or along exterior walls.

9. Check Water Features

  • If you have a pool, pond, or water feature, inspect these areas for signs of leaks.
  • Look for water level changes, damp soil, or unusual wet spots.

10. Consult a Professional

  • If you are unable to identify the source of the leak or suspect a significant issue, it may be advisable to consult with a professional plumber or leak detection service.

Regularly checking for water leaks outside your house helps prevent water waste, property damage, and related issues. If you detect a leak or are unsure about the source, seeking professional assistance, contact Westscan and we can help identify and address the problem effectively.