If you have noticed an increase in your water bills it is entirely possible you have a leak somewhere on your property. A simple leak could be wasting thousands of litres of water every year!

Some leaks are harder to find and fix than others. If you suspect a leak beneath a foundation or floor it is best to get it dealt with sooner rather than later as it can lead to a number of problems, including structural damage to your home.


If you are noticing any of these signs, it is time to call in a plumber:

  • An increase in your water bill
  • Discolouration of your flooring
  • Unexplained wet patches in your home
  • You can feel a hot spot
  • Inexplicable sounds of running water

Still not sure if you have a hidden leak?Complete this DIY water meter test for a more definitive answer:

  1. Turn off all water sources on the property
  2. Locate the water meter, usually found in front of the house the street
  3. Record the numbers on the meter at the start of this test
  4. After 30 minutes come back to check
  5. If the numbers have not changed, you do not have a leak
    If the numbers have changed, continue with the following steps
  6. Turn off the valves under all toilets in the house, and repeat steps 1-4
  7. If the numbers have not changed, you may have a running toilet


A leak can be costing you big dollars and causing damage to your property. If you suspect a leak, call out a qualified plumber today on 1300 674 797.