Leaks from fittings, plumbing fixtures, and pipes are a major source of wasted water in numerous houses. According to research, every year pipe leaks cause the average house to lose 2,000-20,000 gallons of water. If they are not detected and repaired, the leaks can cause major damage. It is essential for water leaks to be repaired as soon as possible after the leaks are discovered.
Whenever you detect water leaks inside of your house, it is very important they have been repaired right away to save you money and avoid damage over the long run. The best thing to do is call a professional specialising in pipe leak repair like Alban Plumbers.
Whenever I turn my faucet off and on it makes banging noises. What is wrong with it?
My house has low water pressure? What should I do?
My toilet seems to be leaking? Are there any tests that can be done to confirm it?
Weak leaks most commonly occur around toilets, sinks, drains, showers, and bathtubs. Some leaks are very obvious, like leaking water heaters and dripping faucets. However, unfortunately, they often go undetected for many years since numerous plumbing leaks happen to hidden beneath floors, behind walls or underground.
Often you will be faced with the problem of hidden plumbing leaks. If there are no visible signs that you have any water leaks but you suspect you might have one, then there are easy ways of determining if you do. Your water meter can be used.
Here are the simple steps to take:
- Shut off all of your appliances that use water
- Check the water meter and write the number down
- Wait 3 hours at least. During this time don’t use any water in your house
- Recheck your water meter. If its number is higher, then there is a water leak someplace in your house
Even if you do find a leak, you still might not know what its precise location. There are some common areas that you can check if you would like to try to find the leak, including drips in showers and bathtubs, under the bathroom and kitchen sinks; and the rubber flapper valves on the toilet. Also, check to make sure there are no puddles surrounding your water heater, and look for potential leaks in the hoses on your washing machine. Check outside irrigation systems and spigots for any hidden plumbing leaks also.
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