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Broken Water Meter in Thornton?

4/6/2021 (Permalink)

Water Meter Mystery

SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton responds to water damage emergencies seven days a week in Thornton, and many of these were small, hidden leaks that turned into bigger problems. The Environmental Protection Agency helps homeowners identify and fix leaks to help conserve water. Here are some tips from the EPA for determining if you have a water leak in your home:

Read your water meter

Find your water meter, which is usually near the curb in front of your home but can be inside your home (e.g., in the basement) in cold climates. Use a screwdriver to remove the lid on your meter, which is heavy and usually marked “water.” Now that you’ve found the meter, take a reading during a period when no water is being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same after two hours, you probably have a leak.

Check your utility bill

A place to start is to examine your utility bill for January or February. It’s likely that a family of four has a serious leak problem if its winter water use exceeds 12,000 gallons per month. You can also look for spikes—is your water use a lot higher this month than it was last month?

Call Us!

SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton is on-call and ready to respond to water damage emergencies in Thornton 24-hours a day. Call us today at 720-223-8888. We’ll take care of your water damage emergency, “Like it never even happened.”

SERVPRO® of North Thornton/Brighton is Independently Owned and Operated.

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