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How to Detect Hidden Water Leaks in Your Home in 5 Easy Steps

Mar 7

How to Detect Hidden Water Leaks in Your Home in 5 Easy Steps

Check your house for apparent symptoms of water leaks, such as dripping faucets and dripping pipes. Nothing is worse than having a house filled with mold, mildew, and bad odors since no one wants that!

 


If your house is more than 25 years old, you should pay extra attention to its plumbing. From water heaters to pumps, valves, and hoses, make sure everything is connected properly. You may have water leaks if you see oxidation or discoloration on the plumbing components.

 


Observe Carefully Your Water Bills

What's this? What's up with our water bill again? Pay attention to your water bill, and you may be able to read between the lines to see if you need water leak repair. When your water bill continues to rise even if you haven't adjusted your water use habits, you get the message. Increasing your water bill is a strong indicator that something is wrong with your water supply. Fixing a leak may be necessary at some point.

Verify the Water Meter

 


Using your water meter is a good technique to look for leaks. When looking for water leaks, you should utilize your water meter.

 


Turn off all the water in your house. ' The dishwasher and washing machine should be unplugged as well as all other facets.
The water meter should be checked for changes. If it happens, you're likely dealing with a leak that moves quickly.
Wait two hours before checking the water meter again if it doesn't change. A more gradual leak is more likely if the water shuts off and the meter does not change.
Water meter readings will alert you to potential water leaks. Even though a water leak is underground, the homeowner is liable for the repair of any leaks after the meter.

 

 

 


Take a Closer Look at Your Water Use

Observe how much water you are using. According to the EPA, the average household of four should consume no more than 12,000 gallons of water each month. If you're losing more water than intended, you'll need to fix a leak somewhere in your plumbing system.

Try the Dye Test in the Toilet

Make sure the toilets in your home are working correctly by having them inspected. When there is a water leak, you may flush a lot of water out of the system. Up to 30% of your overall water use comes from toilets. To find water leaks, use the toilet dye test. Easy as pie. Just add a few drops of food coloring to the tank of the toilet. After then, you'll have to wait for ten minutes. If you see color in the bowl after the 10-minute waiting period, you will need to have the water leak repaired. In this case, the water is seeping from the tank into your toilet's bowl without you flushing it.

See whether there is a leak in your outside faucet.

Ensure that there are no leaks in the exterior faucets.

 


Attach a garden hose to the faucet, turn on the water, and check for leaks. Replace the rubber hose gasket if water seeps through the connection while the water is running.

 


Also, be sure to examine any irrigation systems you may have in place.

 


You can lose up to 6,300 gallons of water each month due to even the tiniest of irrigation system leaks. Ouch! Checking irrigation systems for concealed water leaks should be done by a skilled plumber once each year.

 


Call a plumber immediately if you find a water leak of any sort. You'll be better off if you get water leak repairs done as soon as possible. You'll have to pay a lot more for repairs and damage to your property if you have little water leaks now.

 


Contact Peoria Plumbers if you need help with a water leak!

If you have a water leak in your house and need it repaired, call us right now. You can trust our expert plumbers to locate and remedy any concealed water leaks in your home or business. With our low-cost plumbing services, you can immediately stop wasting water.

 

Peoria Plumbers

Peoria Az

(623) 624 1270