(1) First, check your water bills. If you have saved them, check to see when the water bill began to rise. This will give you some indication of a leak as well as when it possibly began.
(2) Once you have deduced when the leak started, begin checking for the location. Look for standing water or water rising from the ground. This is your leak, and you need to contact a professional to repair it. Municipal water systems should have a repair crew to come out and fix it for you, but a private well owner will need a professional plumber. If you need assistance locating a possible leak, it's always best to contact your local leak detection specialist.
A professional plumber will have the tools and know-how to repair a leak. Frequently, the pipes are underground below a freeze line so there may have to be some large holes dug. A shovel will work, eventually, but it is likely a backhoe will be needed to find and repair the leak. The average homeowner may have a shovel but not a backhoe.
If you suspect a leak, it is important to have it professionally diagnosed as inaction may lead to more serious, and possibly even structural damage to your property. Don't wait another minute, contact Shamrock Plumbing, your Orlando, FL leak detection and repair specialists today at 407-292-8881.