The Top 3 Signs of a Water Leak

02 October 2017

Water leaks are something nobody wants to be affected by. Obvious signs are the sounds of running water or discovering visibly damp areas around your property, but some signs of a water leak are not so obvious. Read on to find out the top three ways to detect a water leak early.



Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure in your home can be caused by a number of things. Sometimes it is affected by the demand on the water authority supply. For this reason, at busier times, you may notice a slight drop , however persistent low pressure is usually an indicator that something is wrong. If you’re concerned about unusually low water pressure and you have checked the water authority have not made any changes, call Hamblin Watermains. Our expert engineers can provide a leak detection service to find out if a leak is the cause. If so, we will repair the leak and ensure that your water pressure is brought back to the right level.  


It’s All in the Ground 

Despite your water company being responsible for the water mains in the ground and the communication pipe, you are may be responsible for maintaining the efficiency of the supply pipe. A leaking external pipe will create obvious changes to the surface of the ground outside and around your property. The most common effect of a water leak below the surface is soft areas of ground. Other differences to watch out for include uneven grass growth or areas than are thriving and are visually greener than other patches, due to the increase of water available beneath the surface.  


High Water Bills

If you have been living in your property for a while, you probably know what to expect when it comes to paying your water bill. If it’s higher than usual, this could also indicate the presence of a leak. Not only does this waste water but you end up paying more for the loss. A great way of checking whether your high bill has been caused by a leak is closing your internal stopcock to completely turn your water supply off. If your meter continues to move, this confirms that there is a water leak. Act quickly and call Hamblin Watermains, we will provide you with advice and an affordable leak repair service. 


As soon as you identify a water leak, you should get into contact with Hamblin Watermains to get the pipe repaired immediately to avoid receiving a costly bill for lost water. Dealing with the leak as soon as you identify that there is one, will save you money and time. If you need advice regarding a leak in your property, or are in need of leak detection and repairs, get in touch with a member of our expert team today.