A simple water leak in your home could go unnoticed for days, even weeks. When a leak occurs, it costs you money on your monthly water bills, but also, it causes extensive damage to your home and property. The longer a leak sits unattended, the more damage it causes. Learning to detect a leak in your home’s plumbing system is crucial to save money and avoid costly restoration. Trust in a local plumber to keep your system running smoothly!
Water Leak Checklist
The following checklist is a quick way for homeowners to determine whether or not a leak is present:
- Check your water meter. Take a reading, then turn off the water to your home. If the meter dramatically changes, you’ve got a severe water leak somewhere.
- Leave the water turned off, and check the same meter after two hours. If there’s any change, a water leak is present.
- Watch for warped wallpaper, water stains, blistering paint, and puddles forming in odd places.
- Use food coloring to your advantage. Put a few drops of food coloring in the toilet’s tank. Without flushing, if you later spot colored water in the bowl, then you’ve got a small leak there.
Professional Water Leak Detection
The moment you recognize a water leak, call for professional repairs. If you suspect a water leak in your home but can’t find the source, trust in a professional plumber. We’ll track down the problem. We’re equipped with innovative tools, and have the training and experience to find the source of a leak no matter where it’s hiding. We’ll find it, then promptly resolve the problem.
If left unattended, a leak can lead to considerable damage – not to mention the wasted water and overpayment to the local water utility. On average, homes with hidden leaks lose 2,000 to 20,000 gallons of water. Let us help you find the source of your leak!