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How to detect a water leak on your property

You can establish whether there is an internal leak on the property by carrying out the following test procedure:


  • Close all the internal taps on the property, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Isolate your geyser if possible.
  • Check the water meter to see if the counter digits (register) are moving.
  • If the digits are moving, check the toilet cistern, taps, exposed pipe work and wet areas on walls with pipe work to see if there are any visible leaks.
  • If there are no visible leaks and the digits are still moving, then there is an underground leak.
  • If you have problems locating the leak, contact a professional plumber or specialist for assistance.
  • If a leak does exist, have it repaired as soon as possible.