Common sense tells you to check the obvious signs of water leaks inside your house. Like checking out the back of your cabinets and underneath sinks for mold, wetness, or other foul scents, nobody wants that in their homes! You should definitely pay more attention to your plumbing system if your house is older than 25 years. Check out all connections, from water heaters, pumps, valves, or hoses to your washing machines. If there is oxidation or discoloration, you might have hidden water leaks. However, not all home water leaks are easy to find. If you know the signs, you can find the leaks. Read on to learn some easy ways to discover hidden water leaks inside your home this summer.
Pay Attention to Your Water Bills for Water Leaks
When you pay close attention to your home’s water bill, a message between the lines might be telling you water leak repairs are in your near future. That unwritten message comes through when your home water bill continues to increase even though your water consumption habits haven’t changed. If it continues to rise, the writing is on the wall that something isn’t right with your water system. You might have to fix a leak. Consider hiring a professional plumbing team from Alpha Plumbing to help you find where the potential hidden water leak is!
Check Out Your Water Meter for Water Leaks
There is an easy way to check for water leaks by using your water meter. To use your water meter when checking out water leaks:
- Turn off the water in your home. Make sure faucets are shut off, and your dishwasher and washing machine aren’t in use.
- Check the water meter for any changes. If it does change, the chances are good that you have a fast-moving leak.
- If the water meter doesn’t change, wait for two hours and check it out again. If the water has remained off and your meter changes, you probably have a slower water leak.
Your water meter will notify you when a water leak repair is necessary. Homeowners are responsible for these water leak repairs, though, even when those leaks are underground.
Try the Toilet Dye Leak Test
Your toilets should be checked out to make sure they’re running correctly. You can flush away a significant volume of water when the leak is present. Toilets do use up to 30 percent of your total water consumption.
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