Plumbing leaks are never an ideal situation. They aren’t just an incredible nuisance, they can waste a lot of gallons of water in your home or business, which can really increase your water bill. If you think you have a plumbing leak but are unsure, these are some tips to follow. Finding a leak is critical for you to save money, water, and damages to your property.
Water Meter Check
The easiest way to determine if you have a leak is by checking your water meter. You will need to read the meter and then wait one of two hours. In that one to two hours, don’t use any water. Check the meter again and if there are any changes, you probably have a leak.
Water Usage Check
Another easy way to determine if you have a plumbing leak is checking to see how much water you are using a month. If you have four or five people in your home and your water usage indicates you are using more than 12,000 gallons of water per month, you might have a water leak.
Water Bill Management
Have you seen a complete increase in your monthly water bill but you are still using the same amount of water? More likely than not, a water leak might be present in one of your plumbing appliances and systems.
Unusual Wet Spots
Are there wet spots by or near your plumbing appliances or systems where there shouldn’t be any? It could be an indicator that one of these plumbing appliances or devices is leaking.