Finding and fixing leaks since 1998
Florida Leak Locators is your one-stop-shop for leak detection tests inside your house. We specialize in the following types of in-home leak detection: Structural leaks - Hidden wall leaks - Concealed plumbing system leaks - Identifying moisture coming from an unknown source - Rain water intrusion
 
Do I Have a
House Leak?
 

Read your water meter to check for leaks

The best way to determine if you have a leak in your plumbing system, is by first checking your water meter.

Make sure no water is being used inside or outside of your house. Locate your water meter and check the leak indicator to see if it is moving. Depending on the brand of your meter, the leak indicator could be a small triangular shaped dial or a small silver wheel that rotates when water is flowing through the meter. If the dial is moving, chances are, you have a leak. Or, you can also take a meter reading and wait 1 or 2 hours and take another meter reading (make sure no water is used during this time). If the reading has changed, you have a leak. After you have determined that you have a leak, contact Florida Leak Locators to schedule an appointment to locate the specific area of the leak.

What to Look For

Be aware that the exact location of a leak may not always be immediately obvious. Some leaks may start at one location, then flow along a ledge or other channel for a distance before they drain down and create some visible damage.

Look for wet, warped or discoloration stains on your ceilings, floors, walls and woodwork (such as the bottom of your kitchen or bathroom sink cabinet).

Condensation can also be a form of water leak. While condensation is normal, excessive condensation can cause damage to your walls, ceilings, floors and woodworking. If there is too much condensation, insulating your pipes may stop or reduce the condensation. Leaks Outside the House

Florida Leak Locators finds all leaks outside your home. Combining highly-trained leak detection technicians with state-of-the-art leak test equipment, we can find any leak outside of your home, including:

  • Identifying the source of high water bills
  • Water service line leaks
  • Swimming pool leaks
  • Spa & fountain leaks

Do I Have an Outside Leak?

Locate your home's main shut off valve and shut off the water at the valve. Typically, you will find the shut off valve in the basement or garage directly behind an outdoor faucet, or outside below an outdoor faucet.

Again, check the leak indicator for movement or use the meter reading method, making sure not to use any water during this period. If the leak indicator continues to move or there is a change in the meter readings, then the leak is outside between the meter and the house.

After you have determined that you have a leak, contact Florida Leak Locators to schedule an appointment to locate the specific area of the leak.

Florida Leak Locators proudly serves the following South Florida cities:

West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Royal Palm Beach, Wellington, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Parkland, Coral Springs, Sunrise, Ft. Lauderdale, Plantation, Weston, Pembroke Pines, Miramar, Davie, Hollywood, Hallandale, Dania Beach, Wilton Manors, Lauderhill, Pompano Beach, Lighthouse Point, Deerfield Beach, Miami, Miami Beach, Aventura, Coral Gables, Kendall, Pinecrest.

Testimonials

Florida Leak Locators and Jeff Diamond are good people. They are helpful and patient and know what they are doing. I would recommend them to anyone.

Wendy | Boca Raton

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