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IS YOUR HOME PROTECTED FROM WATER DAMAGE?

Do you notice your water bill is ridiculously high?

Do you hear water running when you’re sure all the taps are off?

 

You May Have A Leak

 

SIGNS OF A POTENTIAL LEAK

Here are some of the things to look out for:

  • Puddles of water in your bathroom or other rooms
  • Water stains on your walls or ceiling
  • Sounds of trickling water when no water is being used
  • Earthy or musty smell even after cleaning the bathroom

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There are a number of tests you can perform to determine whether or not your property is being ravaged by a pool or plumbing leak. Save yourself some money by conducting these tests before calling a professional. Even if all results come up negative for a leak, if you still feel as though something is off, Mountaineer Plumbers will be happy to send some of our skilled technicians to perform an official examination.

Do It Yourself Tests:

  • Bucket Test for A Pool

Wondering if water loss in your pool is the result of evaporation, or something worse? The bucket test is an easy way to rule out pool leaks without calling a professional.

 

How to Perform the Bucket Test

  1. Have your pool filled to its standard level. Using a 5 gallon bucket, fill it 1 inch from the top with pool water. If you are performing this on a commercial pool, turn any autofill valve off and close access to the pool. Homeowners also need to check if they have an auto-fill device and turn it off.
  2. Immerse the bucket in the pool to about 5 inches. Setting it on the first or second step of your pool should suffice.
  3. Mark the water level inside the bucket and the water level outside the bucket.
  4. Come back in 24 hours to compare the inside water level to the outside water level. If the water level outside the bucket has dropped more than the water level inside the bucket, you likely have a pool leak and need to call a professional.

Make a note to check the bucket at exactly the 24 hour mark, as waiting longer than this can give inaccurate results. If it rains you will have to wait and start over when there is a clear forecast. After the test, use our pool water loss calculator to find out how much water is being lost.

 

  • Meter Test

Have you had exceptionally high water bills lately? By performing the meter test, you can find out how much water you have lost to a leak. You can perform this test at your property without help from a specialist. The results should give you some idea of how big the your problem is.

HOW TO TAKE THE METER TEST

  1. Set aside 30 minutes to take the test. During this time no water should be used on your property.
  2. Make a note of the current reading on your water meter. If you are having trouble finding your meter, most units are in the ground, in a box near the front of your house.
  3. Come back in 30 minutes to check the meter. If the numbers are the same as they were when you started the test, you do not have a leak in the pressurized water system and you can stop the test here.
  4. If the numbers did change, go inside and shut off the valves under all your property’s toilets. Repeat the test.
  5. If the numbers did not change after shutting off all the valves, it means the leak is coming from a toilet.
  6. If the numbers changed even after turning off all the valves, you will need a professional leak inspection.

For an idea as to how big your leak is, subtract the numbers showing on your meter of the test from the number you wrote down at the beginning. The result is the total number of gallons of water is wasting (some municipalities have different means of measurement).

 

  • Signs You Have a Pool Leak
  1. Pool loses more water than regular evaporation (about 1/4 inch)
  2. Pool has air in the system
  3. Equipment loses prime
  4. You see cracks
  1. Pool deck is sinking or lifting
  2. There are soggy spots around the pool
  3. You add water more than once a week
  • Meter Test

DO YOU HAVE A PLUMBING LEAK? FIND OUT!

Have you had exceptionally high water bills lately? By performing the meter test, you can find out how much water you have lost to a leak. You can perform this test at your property without help from a leak specialist. The results should give you some idea of how big the leak is.

HOME METER TEST

  1. Set aside 30 minutes to take the test. During this time no water should be used on your property.
  2. Make a note of the current reading on your water meter. If you are having trouble finding your meter, most units are in the ground, in a box near the front of your house.
  3. Come back in 30 minutes to check the meter. If the numbers are the same as they were when you started the test, you do not have a leak in the pressurized water system and you can stop the test here.
  4. If the numbers did change, go inside and shut off the valves under all your property’s toilets. Repeat the test.
  5. If the numbers did not change after shutting off all the valves, it means the leak is coming from a toilet.
  6. If the numbers changed even after turning off all the valves, you will need a professional leak inspection.

For an idea as to how big your leak is, subtract the numbers showing on your meter of the test from the number you wrote down at the beginning. The result is the total number of gallons of water is wasting (some municipalities have different means of measurement).

Visit the links above to learn what you should be looking for in each test. The results should provide you with some insight on whether or not water loss is the result of a leak or natural causes.

You need leak detection services.

You may have hidden leaks around your home that can cause serious damage and pose health hazards.

If left untreated, leaks can cause foundational damage, promote mildew growth, and more.

At Mountaineer Plumbers, we provide non-invasive, exact water detection services to help protect your home and property from structural damage.

Our industry-leading services are backed by over 8 generations of experience.

When it comes to your home, never settle.

At Mountaineer Plumbers, we consider ourselves your partners.

We provide fast, reliable water detection services.

When you call our experts, you can rest assured you will receive upfront pricing, cost-effective practices, and peace of mind.

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Cause & Origin

  • Cause & Origin / “Mystery Leaks”

Other Services

    • Irrigation
    • Infrared Detection
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People Choose Us for a Reason. Learn Why!

  • Non-Invasive Approach

    Leaks can be expensive, but they get even more costly if your leak detection specialist destroys your property to locate the source. That’s why we detect without destruction.

  • Transparent Pricing

    You get an accurate, upfront quote before we start any work. All quotes are based on your specific situation, your property, and our expert recommendations. Nothing more, nothing less.

  • Industry Expertise

    We are THE original leak detection specialists. That means you benefit from years of hands-on industry experience, our state-of-the-art technology, and our professionals.

  • Peace of Mind

    Our highly-trained professionals are among the most experienced and seasoned technicians in the industry. Simply put, you cannot find a more qualified team anywhere else.

WHAT MAKES US THE RIGHT FIT?

As a locally owned and operated company, we are committed to our customers.

You can expect the following from our residential plumbing experts:

  • We take the time to understand their concerns and address their questions.
  • We use innovative technology and time-tested detection methods to find the root of the leak.
  • Our technicians explain the problem so you can make informed decisions about your home.
  • We offer comprehensive residential leak detection services to address a range of concerns.

Our team is here to ensure your property and investment remain protected against the potential damages that wasted water can cause.

When a leak has already caused some issues, we do everything in our power to quickly and efficiently detect the problem so you can protect your home from further damage.

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