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Helpful Tips for Finding Leaks

Helpful Tips for Finding Leaks

Without functional plumbing, your home won’t be as clean as comfortable as you would like. Leaks keep your pipes and plumbing from working as efficiently as possible.

When a leak is allowed to continue, it will lead to more water damage inside your home. Eventually, it will ruin your foundations and make your home someplace that is dangerous to live in. This means you need to figure out where those leaks are coming from. So here are some tips on how to do it.

Inspect the Toilets

Toilets, especially older ones, can be leakier than you think. The first thing you need to do is to inspect the toilets. When something is wrong with the toilet, you will end up wasting more water than you know about, which can be a huge problem. Pull the lid off and listen for an odd hissing noise. That hiss indicates a leak. Red food coloring can also help you figure out if the problems have to do with the flapper or not.

Inspect the Hot Water Tank

Another usual suspect is the hot water tank. If nothing is wrong with the toilets in your home, then it’s time to move on. This means that you will need to inspect the hot water tank if you have one. Move the drain pipe to see if there is a visible leak or not. Listen for that same telltale hissing noise.

Look at the Meter

Sometimes, you can find a leak just by watching your water meter. You’ll need to use the shut-off valve to turn off your water supply for a few minutes first. This allows you to get a better idea of how much water you’re currently using.

Look at the Hoses

Once that’s done, it’s time to look at the hoses outside. The changes in weather could have caused a rupture that you wouldn’t know how to find. If the leak isn’t there, then go back inside.

Look at Other Spots

There are other spots throughout the house that could be prone to leaking. Showerheads, faucets, bathtubs, and sinks are just some of the examples that come to mind.


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