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How to Find a Water Leak Underground - A DIY Guide:

Updated: Jun 5, 2023

Some quick, easy tests you can preform to determine if you have a water leak. If you do determine you have a leak, your next step is to call Sean @ Melex Detection to quickly locate the leak before more damage is done. Melex serves the entire Inland Northwest Area.

Call 208.661.0662 to book your leak detection today!

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Your home's plumbing system is a critical part of everyday life, but you may not think about it until something goes wrong. Leaks are a common issue that can lead to significant damage if not detected and repaired promptly. However, detecting a leak can be challenging if you don't know what to look for. Fortunately, Melex Detection can help.

Here are some DIY water leak detection tests you can perform to determine if you have a leak in your plumbing system:


1. Water Meter Test: If you're wondering how to find a water leak underground this is always your first place to start. If you have a water meter, the first thing to do is to turn off all water usage in the house and then check the meter. If the meter is still moving, there's a leak in your plumbing system.


2. Shut Off Valve Test: Your plumbing system should have two shut-off valves - one for hot water and one for cold water. Turn off these valves one at a time and check the meter to see if the leak is inside or outside and if it's on the hot water or cold water side.


3. Hot Spots on the Floor: If you find a warm area on the floor ranging in size from a few square feet to half a room, it indicates a break in the hot water plumbing under the slab.


4. Sound of Running Water: If you hear the sound of running water when no one is using water, it's likely that there's a leak in your plumbing system.


At Melex Detection, owner-operator, Sean Moore can detect and leaks occurring anywhere in your home or property. Sean uses the most advanced technology to identify leaks quickly and accurately, saving you time and money. Even a small leak can do considerable damage to your home, so don't hesitate to contact us if you suspect a leak in your plumbing system.

Call Sean today at (208) 661-0662 to schedule a consultation and get your plumbing system back in order. Don't wait until it's too late!


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