How to Conduct the Meter Test at Home
The meter test can be carried out at home or at your commercial property
without the help of a professional. The results can help you determine
how big of a leak your property has.
To conduct the meter test, simply do the following:
- First, turn off the water on your property. No water should be used for
the full 30 minutes the meter test will take to complete.
- Next, locate your property’s water meter. Most meters can be found
in a box on the ground near the front of your house. Once located, note
the current meter reading before proceeding.
- After 30 minutes, check the meter again. If the numbers have not changed,
you do not have a leak. If they have changed, shut off all the valves
below all toilets in your home or business.
- Wait 30 minutes once more and then check the meter. If the numbers did
not change after this second test, a toilet is the source of the leak.
- If, after shutting off the toilet valves, the numbers changed once again,
it’s time to seek the help of a professional who can locate the
source of your property’s leak.
If the meter test reveals that your property has a leak, it will also help
you determine how big that leak is. Simply subtract the new reading after
conducting the test from the original meter reading. Your answer will
tell you the number of liters of water lost due to the leak. Note: measurement
methods vary in different areas.
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