If you have a water bill and see that it's much higher one month than what it normally is, then yo might want to consider looking for a leak under the home or in the yard. Another way that you can see that there is a leak is if there is damage to the flooring or the walls in the home. You don't want to walk through rooms in the home to discover wet areas where there should be beautiful decorations and furnishings. One way that you can find the leak is to use water leak detection equipment. You can usually rent the equipment instead of purchasing it unless you expect that there will be other leaks in the future.
When you get the equipment, you need to walk around the home to see if you can tell where there is a larger amount of water in one place. This is often where the leak will be located. The equipment can then be used to pinpoint exactly where the leak is taking place so that you don't have to tear away excess pipes that don't need to be removed. It can save money as well. If you know exactly where to dig, then you can get the proper kind of pipe to fix the leak instead of purchasing several different kinds without knowing the right size or the right material.
If you think that the leak is outside, you can use the equipment to scan the yard or the area around the home so that you know of the area where the leak could be located. This can save you a good bit of time as you won't be digging through the entire yard to find a pipe that might, or might not, be leaking. Another way to determine if you have a water leak is to walk around the yard. If you notice that there is an area that is wetter than others, then this is likely where you will find a pipe that is leaking. If there is a lot of concrete or brick in the yard, then the equipment will be a benefit so that the materials don't have to be removed.