Places Water Leaks Occur in Your Home

Posted On: July 27, 2015
Pipe leaking water

Water leaks can be very costly, especially when the water in most homes is run through a water line that is metered for billing purposes.

Stop wasting your money on water leaks. Before you call a plumber there are a few things that you can do to check for a leak.

  1. Check the hot water tank.
    Check the pressure relief valve on the hot water tank. Sometimes the valve can be plumbed directly into a drain and could be leaking without you even knowing.
  2. Check the toilet.
    Check the toilet for leaks by removing the top off the tank and listening closely. If you hear hissing, try to locate where it is coming from, if you can’t find it give us a call!
  3. Check the meter line.
    If you have a shutoff valve near the house turn it off temporarily. To check the meter, remove the lid and watch the dial on top of the meter. If the meter is still turning then you know you have a leak between the meter and the house.
  4. Check the hose bib.
    Listen for sounds coming from the hose bib. If you hear sounds, this information is great to give to the plumber it will save them time on finding the leak, which in turn saves you money.
  5. Check garden hoses.
    Look at hoses, taps, etc. for noticeable leaks.
  6. Check the shower head.
    This repair is an easy fix.

Now that you’ve taken a look around your home for leaks, gather your notes and give us a call. No matter what your plumbing needs are we offer the products and services to meet them. Contact us today.

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