The leak in your home might not be coming from the laundry room. It could be coming from almost anywhere in the house. Here is a guide to finding the leak in your home, wherever it is.
Confirming the Leak
Before doing anything else, check all the pipes in your home. This is the first step in confirming whether or not you actually have a leak. Since the pipes are the most common culprit, you need to rule them out. Once you have determined that there is an actual leak and the pipes aren’t to blame, you can move on. Shut off the water supply for the time being. Turn off every faucet, and make sure that any appliances that need to use water aren’t running. Check your water meter and see if it is changing. There could either be a fast leak or a slow leak. It just depends on how quickly the meter is moving at the moment.
Basements are a common site for a leak. That way, the water damage can accumulate out of sight, causing mold and mildew to grow out of control. Shut off the water supply again and go hunting for any signs of a leak in the basement. You’ll also have to do this in the crawl spaces of your home. If there is water running somewhere, try and figure out where the sound originates.
The Other Rooms
Once you have finished in the basement and found no traces of a leak, go upstairs. Search through all of the other rooms in your home.
Leaky faucets in bathrooms and kitchens can cause a problem. So can leaky faucets in laundry rooms and mudrooms. Even slow leaks can cause your water bill to skyrocket. Don’t forget to inspect toilets, shower heads, and hot water heaters. In some cases, you will have to go outside to find the source of the leak.
No one wants to be outside when it is absurdly hot outside. Even so, doing this can help you figure out where that pesky leak is coming from if you couldn’t find it anywhere else. Look at the spigot for the garden hose and the lines for your irrigation system.
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