The Need for Leak Detection in Homes

Posted on: December 5th, 2013 by plumbingcorona No Comments

If you observed that you are paying more in your water bill than what you expect base on your water consumption, most likely a leak is the reason for this. It is good to know that water leak detection could be done in various ways. Water leak in your property is not only expensive but it could also result to serious damages.

A water leak could occur in the different areas on your home. Some of these places are the following:

  • Pool filters
  • Sprinkler systems
  • Toilets
  • Faucets

Even though locating leaks is doable it is definitely not an easy task. With this, if you think that this kind of job is a hassle for you, getting the service of a professional plumber is your best option.

However, if you wanted to personally check where the leak is coming from, you could certainly do it on your own. This will somehow lessen the expense of getting the service of a professional.

Toilet

One of the most common places for a leak is your toilet. There is a simple way of detecting a leak in your toilet. The first thing to do is place two drops of dye in the tank. Wait for about 5-10 minutes. When you see that the dye reached the toilet bowl, it is sign that there is a leak in the flapper.

Another sign that there is a leak in your toilet is when you hear a sound of running water even though no one is using the toilet.

Faucets

It is very easy to check faucets for leak. You simply need to check all the places in your home where faucets are available. When you see some area with wet spots, you have to check where it is coming from. If a faucet is just near, most likely there is leak in the faucet. Deal with it immediately before it causes more damage in your properly or could be a reason for accidents.

Home Exterior

A more difficult job to perform is checking the exterior of your home for leaks. One of the most common parts of your outer plumbing that could leak is the sprinkler system. Due to excessive use, the sprinkler head could break and this would certainly lead to extreme water leak. It would certainly increase your water bill if not detected fast.

If you suspect that there is leak in your home but you could not personally determine where it is coming from, that is the time to call the experts. You could trust the leak detection service of Corona Plumbing. We give you the assurance that we will find the leak fast and deal with it professionally. We will make sure that after our work, you don’t have to worry about leaks anymore.

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