When you turn off your main water valve, you are turning off all of the water running to your home. So, after it’s off, you would expect that your water meter would stop running, too. And — it should! However, the question “why is my water meter still running?”, is a common one we get here at Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling after a homeowner has turned off all the water to their home. Below, we’ll discuss why you might find that your water meter is mysteriously still running, even though you shouldn’t have any water running to your home.
The simple answer? You have a plumbing leak.
Although you may not find a leaky faucet or a clogged drain in your home, there can be somewhat mysterious reasons why your plumbing may have a leak. There may be a hidden plumbing leak in the walls of your home, or maybe your toilet is running when it’s not in use. These “hidden” leaks can cause your home to be using water even when your main water valve is turned off.
If you find that your water meter is still turning even when your water is off, it’s time to call a plumber. A professional technician will be able to diagnose and repair your plumbing problem and ensure that you aren’t wasting water (and money).
If you suspect that you have a plumbing leak, or you run into any other plumbing problems at home, do not hesitate to reach out to our professionals here at Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. We are here to help you with all of your home plumbing repair and replacement needs. Mention the coupon on this page when you call!