5 Ways To Check For Hidden Plumbing Leaks In San Diego
Look for clean, straight lines on the water meter dials. This indicates that you are using more water than usual. You can also look at your water bill to see if it has increased by 30 percent or more in a month’s time. If so, then there may be an issue with undetected utility leaks.
Then listen carefully when no one is running water in the house. Concentrate on sounds coming through the walls and floorboards while waiting for 10 minutes. Do you hear anything? Any noises coming through your walls could mean major problems like broken pipes, displaced joints, or unevenly distributed loads on existing piping leading to structural damage under pressure. And a little trick for this step: If you hear a hissing sound, there is probably a leak.
Finally, inspect your faucets and toilet. Is water running silently from the spout when the faucet is not in use? Turn off all of your bathroom, kitchen, and outside spigots to check for leaks. Go inside your home to see if leaking has occurred under sinks or behind walls. While the tank is filling up with water, it may be spilling over into the overflow pipe. Do you have a dripping toilet? It may be wasting 75 gallons each day!
Monitor Your Water Meter
If your water usage has increased by 30% or more in the last month, you may have an undetected utility leak.
Listen For Liquid Sounding Noises
Do you hear any sounds coming through your walls? This may indicate major plumbing issues like broken pipes, displaced joints, or unevenly distributed loads on existing piping leading to structural damage under pressure.
Check Your Faucets And Toilets For Leaks
Do you have a dripping toilet? It may be wasting 75 gallons each day!
Inspect Your Pipes And Fixtures For Signs Of Damage
Check for leaking faucet spouts and running toilets. Look behind walls, sinks, and along with floors well within the “freeze zone.” You may also smell a leak if it is gas. Keep in mind that some leaks will not manifest themselves through noise or visual inspection, so be sure to check your water meter for signs of high-efficiency toilets and irrigation systems.
Give the experts of 1st Response Leak Detection a call at (619) 374-8554 to find out what’s behind your water bill.
1st Response Leak Detection has been providing quality leak detection services to homeowners and business owners for over 20 years. We are available 24/7 to discuss the problem with you, provide a free estimate on repairs, and give our expert opinion on any plumbing issues.