To perform a meter test
, first start with making sure all running water is off and not being used. Turn off dishwashers, washing machines, or anything else that is using water. Next locate your water meter and take note of the numbers displayed on your meter's dial. Water meters are typically located in front of the house in a covered box near the street. Wait 30 minutes to an hour then proceed to check to see if the numbers on your meter have changed. If the numbers have not changed then you do not have a pressurized leak. If the numbers have changed, the next step is to shut off all the toilet water valves in the house and repeat steps 1-3. If the numbers do not change at this point then your toilets may need to be serviced and replace some parts or adjust. If the numbers have changed, you should look into getting a leak detection service performed as soon as possible in order to prevent any further damage to your home or incur a high water bill.