What to Look out for When It Comes to Water Leaks
Areas Prone To Leaks in The House
If you suspect there is a leak in your plumbing system, be sure to check these areas;
- Faucets- if the rubber washer on a faucet wears out, a leak occurs. They can be easily replaced.
- Toilets- To detect a toilet leak, put food color in the tank, and avoid flushing. Check the bowl after 30 minutes, if it’s colored, there is a leak.
- Hot Water Heater-Check if there’s a pool of water on the surrounding floor where your water heater is located.
- Showerheads and drains- Check for pooling in the bathroom. It could be as a result of a dripping shower-head or loose drain connection.
What To Do If You Suspect You Have a Leak in Your House?
You must have seen the tell-tale signs of a leak like drips, noisy pipes, or moisture damage of walls, floor, or other items in the house for you to suspect there is one. The first thing to do is to check the leak indicator on your meter or simply watch for changes in the meter readings. If there are any, then you have a leak.
How To Manage and Prevent Water Leaks
Some of the effective ways in which you can control water leaks include; doing timely plumbing repairs, preventing pipe damage, and shutting off the water from the main shut-off valve. Better yet, you can install a flow sensor that will detect a leak in the plumbing system, and automatically shut off the water.