Repair leaks before they leak your capital


Is a water leak draining your profit? 

Water leaks from pipes, plumbing fixtures and fittings can occur in any property, at any time, regardless of its age, location or construction method. They can occur in new homes, old homes, outside, inside, above or under the ground. 

Follow these steps to identify and fix leaks in your home or business.

Where to look for water leaks

Taps and sinks

Check to see if any taps are dripping. Dripping taps will often just need a replacement washer.   


Check to see if there is water pooling under the dishwasher or fridge (if it is connected to the plumbing). You should also look for warped or discoloured cupboards, bench tops or walls. This is a sign that water is leaking from somewhere close by. 


Check to see if the toilet cistern is continually running. For an easy DIY way to check for leaks, visit efficiency in bathrooms.


Check for water pooling under the washing machine or laundry tub. If you see pooling water in these areas, check the hoses connecting the washing machine to see if they are cracked, frayed, bulging or wet. 


If you can see wet patches or bright green areas of grass in your yard, this could indicate that there is a concealed leak in a pipe underground. 

Your water meter

Check to see if there is water leaking from your water meter. 

Quick win

  • Target leaks in toilets. One audible leak could cost $158 per year. If you have large bathroom facilities, a few leaks could add up!
Source: Urban Utilities
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