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Old 01-19-2020, 06:35 PM
 
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lately I hear a hessing (leaking ) sound of water from certain parts inside the house, patticulary in the washer/dryer room, master bath room, near the water heater in the garrage. I don't see any visible leak inside or outside the house. is it a serious matter? I live in the 75060 ZIP area.
George Skariah
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Old 01-19-2020, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX
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lately I hear a hessing (leaking ) sound of water from certain parts inside the house, patticulary in the washer/dryer room, master bath room, near the water heater in the garrage. I don't see any visible leak inside or outside the house. is it a serious matter? I live in the 75060 ZIP area.
George Skariah

There is a leak dial on the water meter outside. These may be a triangle, circle that looks cut up into a pie, a cog, etc. That dial is sensitive enough to detect a pin prick leak in a pipe. Try this procedure.
  1. Make sure absolutely no water is running in sinks, toilets, tubs, etc. Make sure toilets are not filling their tanks.
  2. Go to the water meter and check the leak dial and it should be rock steady.
  3. To make sure the dial is working go to a hose bibb (outside faucet) and start it at a trickle and the dial should be moving.
If the dial is rock steady and the faucet test shows the dial is working then most likely it is not a leak.


If the dial is not rock steady with absolutely nothing running in the house then there is a possible leak and you should contact a Plumber ASAP.


Sometimes these leak dials will rock back and forth so to speak. In other words they may turn very, very little clockwise and then again counterclockwise. That's typically caused by water in the line entering through the valve and then backwashing to the city through the valve. If you have a leak the dial will be moving the one direction constantly.


Good luck and let us know how it worked.
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