If you have a plumbing system, sooner or later, you’re going to have to deal with a leak. Plumbing has advanced a great deal since the old days of lead pipes and well water, but some things don’t change, and unfortunately, leaks are one of them. The big problem with leaks is that they can often go unnoticed for weeks or even months, especially if they take place in the crawlspace between your walls or similar out of the way location. The faster you can spot a leak, the better. The good news is that there are a number of ways to do so that don’t involve you actually having to put your eyes on the leaking sport. Here’s a quick breakdown of some quick ways to spot a leak.
- Check the Meter. The most reliable method of spotting a leak is to simply check your water meter, wait 30-60 mins without using any water in your home, then check the meter again. If it’s gone up, you probably have a leak.
- Listen for Noises. Leaks don’t always make noises, and some can be quite small, but if you hear the sound of leaking water and/or drips coming from an unusual location, you can bet there’s likely a leak.
- Watch for Lowered Water Pressure. Leaks will affect the pressure of the water, and if you spot a faucet or other outlet where the water doesn’t flow the way you’re used to, you may have found a leak.
- Check your Water Bill. It pays to give your water bill careful attention every month and note the spots where there are unusual spikes or unaccounted costs. If your bill suddenly goes up and you haven’t used any more water than normal, that means you may have a leak.
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