Ask a Portland Plumber: Why Does My Water Keep Running?

water constantly running in Portland

Often a Sign You Have a Leak in Your Plumbing

There was a problem in the line between the water meter and this customer’s house. The ground was wet around the meter, which kept running even after the main water supply was shut off.

Whenever the ground is wet around a water meter and there hasn’t been any rain or sprinkler water in the area for a while, that usually indicates there is some sort of leak in either your plumbing or the water utility’s lines. There are some other instances when the cause is a leak underneath your home’s foundation.

However, if your meter continues to run even though you have shut off your main water supply, there could be less serious reasons. For instance, your toilet flappers may be worn to the point where water is seeping from the tank to the bowl. Or, the wax ring below your toilet may have deteriorated. As a result, water is leaking from your bowl and going underneath your bathroom floor. The only way to know for sure what the cause of the problem may be is by calling a professional to perform a thorough analysis of your plumbing system.

Call 3 Mountains Plumbing today and we’ll find out why your meter continues to run even after your home’s main water supply has been turned off.