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

Water Leak Detection - simple test

Materials Needed:

  1. Paper Towels or Tissues
  2. Flashlight (optional)
  3. Food Coloring (optional)
  4. Wrench or Pliers (for tightness checks)


  1. Check Water Meter:

    • Locate your water meter.
    • Take note of the current reading.
    • Avoid using water for a specific period (e.g., 1-2 hours).
  2. Recheck Water Meter:

    • After the waiting period, recheck the water meter reading.
    • If the meter has changed despite no water usage, it may indicate a potential leak.
  3. Inspect Visible Pipes:

    • Inspect exposed pipes under sinks, in the basement, or around water heaters for visible leaks.
    • Look for signs of water stains, puddles, or corrosion.
  4. Check Faucets and Fixtures:

    • Inspect faucets, showerheads, and other fixtures for leaks.
    • Tighten any loose connections or replace faulty washers.
  5. Toilet Leak Test:

    • Add a few drops of food coloring to the toilet tank.
    • Wait 15-20 minutes without flushing.
    • If the colored water appears in the toilet bowl, it indicates a leak in the flapper valve. Replace the flapper.
  6. Inspect Appliances:

    • Check appliances that use water, such as dishwashers and washing machines, for visible leaks.
    • Inspect hoses and connections for signs of wear or damage.
  7. Check Outdoor Faucets:

    • Inspect outdoor faucets for leaks.
    • Ensure hoses are securely connected, and there are no visible drips.
  8. Inspect Water Heater:

    • Check the area around the water heater for signs of leaks.
    • Look for dripping or pooling water.
  9. Listen for Leaks:

    • In a quiet environment, listen for the sound of running water or dripping.
    • Focus on areas near pipes, walls, or fixtures.
  10. Use Paper Towels or Tissues:

    • Wipe areas around pipes, connections, and fixtures with dry paper towels or tissues.
    • Check for signs of dampness or discoloration.
  11. Check Under Cabinets:

    • Inspect the area under sinks and cabinets for any water damage.
    • Look for signs of warped wood, stains, or mold.
  12. Tighten Connections:

    • Use a wrench or pliers to tighten loose connections on pipes, faucets, and fixtures.
  13. Flashlight Inspection:

    • In dark or less accessible areas, use a flashlight to spot hidden leaks.

Performing this basic water leak test can help you identify and address common sources of leaks in your home. If you suspect a leak but cannot locate it or if the issue persists, consider seeking professional assistance for a more thorough inspection.