FINDING a Water Leak in the House
A friend has had a water leak in her home. It's in the walls, not the fixtures. The have no idea how long it's been leaking but floors and walls are swelling. They haven't been able to FIND the leak yet. This is a pier and beam house. I recently caught a bit of audio on one of the home improvement shows on how to determine where the leak is, but, not sure I have all the details just right.
1. Turn off the main at the road.
2 Turn off all the valves to all plumbing fixtures.
3 Turn the main back on.
4 One at a time, turn on the valve to each water fixture and check to see if the meter starts turning.
Would this give them a clue where to look?