Water Leak Detection in Kansas City, MO & KS
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Our plumbers have the gear and experience necessary to find the source of the leak so that we can take the right steps during the repair. Here’s what you need to know about water leak detection.
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All throughout your home there are sources of potential water leaks. LeakSmart senses a leak and shuts off your water main in 5 seconds or less, protecting you from devastating water damage.
LeakSmart installs directly on your water main. From there it receives the signal from the sensors to automatically shut off the water to your house’s entire water supply in the event of a leak.
CONNECT WITH THE LEAKSMART HUB
The LeakSmart Hub is the central point of communication. It communicates between the sensors, the shut-off valve, and you. Built-in WiFi now frees the hub from being installed next to your router. Place it anywhere you like in the home for optimal coverage. Thanks to our built-in rechargeable battery, the LeakSmart System will work even if power goes out and our Zigbee protocol ensures it works even if WiFi is down.
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The Role of Water Meters in Leak Detection
Water from the city or local water district is stored in large towers and sent to each home through underground pipes. These pipes are connected to the water main at each house. But before the water enters the home, it is measured by a water meter.
Though it’s primarily used to track water usage, the water meter can also be used to see if the home is using water after the main supply has been turned off. If the numbers on the water meter have increased, then that’s a clear sign of a plumbing leak in the home.
The water meter is typically located at the front side of the home so that workers can access the water meter without needing to contact the homeowner. Most water meters in Kansas City read like an odometer in the car. Volume is measured in gallons or cubic feet, and water charges are typically based on 100 cubic feet or on 1000-gallon units.
Though the city only cares about the amount of water being used by the home, homeowners may be paying significantly more for water if their plumbing system has a hidden leak. Knowing how to read the water meter and spot signs of leaks can help homeowners save money.
Signs of a Water Leak
Homeowners can look for the following signs to determine if they have a leak:
If the area by the water meter is wet and soggy, or you see standing water and puddles, then there might be a leak with the water from the main line coming into the home.
The leak could be on the city side, but if that is the case then the homeowner won’t be responsible for the cost. But if the leak is within the homeowner’s plumbing system, then it’s important to schedule a professional plumbing repair.
The Box Location Is Filled With Debris
The water meter box connects the city’s water supply with the home plumbing system. If the box is filled with debris or standing water, then this means an internal component isn’t working properly. It is likely the homeowner is being charged for more water than what is actually being used by the household.
Sudden Spike In Water Bills
If you suddenly receive a high water bill, then you should go out and inspect the meter. Most water meters have a red dial that shows if there is water running inside the home. If there aren’t any appliances or faucets using water inside the home and the dial is moving, then that indicates a leak that requires professional plumbing service in Kansas City.
Learn more about leak detection, identifying signs of a leak or plumbing issue, and other plumbing tips – such as our “6 Plumbing Tips for 1st Time Homeowners” – on our blog.