How to check for leaks

MOST OF THE ASSOCIATIONS METERS ARE RADIO READ METERS, THAY HAVE A SMALL RED HAND AT THE LOWER RIGHT SIDE OF THE METER, WITH ONE COMPLETE ROUND WOULD INDICATE ONE GALLON OF WATER.

ONE OF THE MOST COMMON SOURCES OF WATER LEAKS OCCUR WITH COMMODES.  THE LEAK DETECTOR MAY NOT TURN WHILE THE WATER TANK ABOVE THE BOWL IS LEAKING DOWN INTO THE BOWL BUT WILL SPIN WHEN BEING REFILLED.  USING FOOD COLORING IN THE WATER TANK IS A GOOD WAY TO INDICATE WATER LEAKING INTO THE BOWL AND INTO THE WASTWATER SYSTEM WHERE IT WOULD NOT BE DETECTED.

MANY LEAKS DO NOT COME TO THE SURFACE OF THE GROUND BUT FOLLOW FIELD LINES AND CREVICES.  MEMBERS SHOULD CREATE ZONES BY TURNING OFF DIFFERENT VALVES ON THEIR SYSTEM TO DETERMINE WHAT WILL MAKE THE LEAK DETECTOR STOP THUS IDENTIFYING WHAT AREA THE LEAK IS IN.

WARNING

THE DEVICE ON THE OUTLET SIDE OF THE METER IS FOR BACKFLOW PREVENTION.  BY NOT ALLOWING WATER TO FLOW BACK INTO THE SYSTEM THIS CREATES A CLOSED LOOP SYSTEM THAT COULD MAKE THE HOT WATER HEATER A BOMB SHOULD THE THERMOSTAT OR SAFETY SYSTEM FAIL.  MEMBERS MUST MAKE SURE THAT PROPER POP-OFF VALVE IS INSTALLED ON THEIR HOT WATER HEATER.