Suspect a Leak? Now What?

You may have a hidden water link somewhere in your home or underground pipes.

Here’s a few ways to check:

Water Meter

Shut off all of the faucets and turn off the water in your home.  Then watch your meter to see if it changes. If it does you most likely have a leak.

Usage

Check your usage.  If you are a family of four using more than 12,000 gallons of water a month, you may have a leak.

Monitor your bill

If your bill is consistently rising, but you don’t think your habits have changed, that may mean you have a leak.

Food Coloring

Add a few drops of food coloring into your toile tank. Wait ten minutes and check your bowl. If you see the color that may indicate that there is a leak allowing water to flow from the tank into the bowl without flushing.

Check outside

Check exterior spigots and faucets as well for water seeping. If you see water seeping through a connection while the hose is running, replace the rubber hose gasket.

Consider calling a professional for an annual inspection of your home and irrigation system for leaks.  Being proactive in the maintenance and finding leaks early can save you thousands of dollars in repairs and damage.