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You are here : At Home > My Water > Leaks
Sometimes a leak isn’t obvious, but is quietly wasting water and possibly costing you money. If you think you might have a leak, here are some things you might want to look out for:
Our handy video will help you check if you have a leak at home in three simple steps.
There are a couple of things you will need to do before you start the checks:
If your meter readings are the same
If your meter readings are the same then no water has passed through your meter and you do not have a free-flowing leak.
You may be using more water than you realise, or you may have an intermittent leak somewhere inside your property. You can find out more about using less water and making your property more water efficient here.
If your meter readings are different
If your meter readings are different then you may have a leak at your property. Please continue to Step 3 – Where is my leak?
Switch off your internal stop tap.
Run your kitchen or a bathroom tap – it should flow for a few moments and then dry up – this confirms that you have successfully switched off your internal stop tap and isolated your property from the supply outside
Take a third meter reading and then wait 15 minutes.
Take a fourth meter reading.
If your meter readings are the same, then you have a leak inside your property. We can tell this, because closing your internal stop tap has stopped the leak. Check the ‘The leak is inside my home’ section below for advice on what to do next.
If your meter readings are different then you have a leak outside, between your water meter and your internal stop tap.
Check the ‘The leak is outside my home’ section below for advice on what to do next.
Whether your leak is inside or outside your home, we’d like to hear about it. While leaks inside the home or on your property are likely to be your responsibility to fix, we may be able to help you (and even fix it for free for you).
Internal leaks are your responsibility to repair because the homeowner is responsible for the private pipework inside your property. If you’re renting your property, you’ll need to report the leak to your landlord who should arrange a repair.
Should I contact you?
Yes. If you find an internal leak then you should contact us and tell us about it.
Our team is available Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm, and on Saturdays between 8am and 2pm. You can call them on 0345 350 3672.
You’ll need a repair for any internal leaks inside your property. You can find a list of approved and accredited local plumbers at www.watersafe.org.uk
Or, you could contact HomeServe to discuss their one-off repair option on 0330 0247 064.
What help is available?
Leakage Booklet – we’ve put together some more detailed information about leaks, including who is responsible for shared pipework.
The homeowner is responsible for the private pipework outside your property, however, we may be able to help you with the repair.
What should I do next?
If you’ve found an external leak then you should contact us and tell us about it. We may book an appointment with you to check the leak.
You can contact us by:
Payment plan: An leak may lead to a higher bill, however, we may be able to help you manage the cost with a payment plan until the leak is fixed.
Leak allowance: Once the leak is fixed, you may also be able to claim a leak allowance for the cost of the leaked water. You can view our Leak Allowance Policy and our Customer Leak Repair Policy.
Insurance: Many home insurance policies cover external leakage, so it’s a good idea to check with your insurance provider if they will cover the cost of any repair work.
Replacing your supply pipe: If you replace your supply pipe, you may be eligible for a £100.00 contribution towards the cost.
You can find more detailed information about leakage, including who is responsible for shared pipework and Waste Notices, in our Leakage Booklet (page 5).
Leaks on public ground are our usually our responsibility, unless the pipework is privately owned
How do I report a leak in my supply area?
Leaks on publicly owned ground such as roads, footpaths and fields are usually our responsibility.
If you’ve seen a leak you can let us know by reporting a leak online.
Click the button below to chat to us. Alternatively, add our number 07971013368 to your phone contacts (WhatsApp text messaging only).
We are available to chat between 8am-6pm Monday-Friday.
If you have your customer number to hand this helps us get your enquiry sorted more quickly. You can find this at the top of your bill, on your bill reminder or by logging in to My Account.
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