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There are several different reasons that a water water bill could increase.

The number one reason for an unknown increase in the water bill is underground leaks. Often underground water leaks can occur under the home, deep underground. These leaks are called " Slab Leaks ". Slab leaks can happen without giving any symptoms that they are happening, until the high water bill shows up. Alerting us that there is a problem.

Most homes in Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough County have water lines made of copper pipe that can run deep underground, under the home to feed hot and cold water throughout the house from one plumbing fixture to the next. Often these pipes run deep underground in what is called a loop system. Over time "Pin hole" leaks can occur in the pipe. in one of the loops. They usually start very small and increase in size over time. If the pin hole leak is deep underground? The water from the leak will be absorbed into the ground without being noticed until the high water bill shows up.

If you have a high water bill or If you believe you may have a Pin hole leak underground in one of your loops we can help or if you would like more questions answered please call 89 leak Detection at 727-656-4292

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Most water meters have numbers representing how many gallons of water have passed through them since they were originally installed by the water department.

Step one: Record the current numbers that are on the water meter face.

If your meter is like the one in the picture above, The red indicator bar will spin around like a clock hand. Indicating 10 individual gallons with one complete revolution of the hand. Mark the current number.

Step two: Fill a five gallon bucket with water .

or [five one gallon jugs] =5 gallons

Step three; Read the current water meter numbers to confirm that you used exactly five gallons of water.

If yes; your water meter is working correctly

If no; Contact your water company to report a broken meter

  • 89$ Leak Detection

The average price of leak detection in Pinellas County is $138-$275, Depending on how long it takes to find the leak. With most leaks, We are able to find them within the hour for the price of $138. We charge $89 an hour with a $49 service charge is how we get to $138 with a cap of $275 as not to charge an unfair price. Our main goal is to save you money and time and explain the best way to fix your leak.

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