Are You on Top of Plumbing Leaks?

Why is leak detection so important? That’s a question our licensed plumbers in Spring Valley, NV, answer every day.

The answer is simple. Paying close attention to leaks, inside and outside of the home, year-round saves money and promotes water conservation. Consider these facts:

  • Household leaks waste more than 10,000 gallons of water each year
  • 10% of households waste 90 gallons of water daily
  • Leaks from valves, toilet flappers, and dripping faucets account for most leaks

What many homeowners don’t realize is they have the tools and skills to make simple plumbing repairs to stop leaks in their tracks.

It’s true that some leaks such as slab leaks and water main breaks require professional plumbing service. However, the majority of household leaks aren’t that serious, and can be fixed by DIY-savvy homeowners.

When household water leaks get fixed, homeowners often notice a 10% decrease usage and saving on their water bills. We think that’s pretty awesome!

Checking for Water Leaks Is Simple

Once homeowners have determined a water leak exists, the next step is to identify the source. Where is it coming from? Here are some tips to help you do this:

Check the water meter for signs of unusual usage

Choose a 2-hour period when water isn’t being used in the household to do a “before and after” test. Take a meter reading at the beginning of the test period. Check the reading two hours later. Is it the same or has it changed? Any changes signify a leak.

Check toilets for leaks regularly

Do this by dropping a small amount of food coloring in the tank. Don’t flush. Instead, wait 10 minutes and see if the toilet bowl color changes. If it does, this indicates a leak between the tank and the bowl. Change the flapper or flush-valve assembly to fix these types of leaks.

Repair any broken pipes or leaky faucet gaskets right away

Simple, immediate repairs always save money in the long run and prevent water damage.

When You Need Professional Help

Sometimes the problem’s too big for you to handle. In these cases, it’s always good idea to call a plumber. Hiring a professional plumbing service like ours in Spring Valley, NV,to inspect your home once a year prevents more leaks on average and minimizes the amount of water damage done to homes.

Spring Valley Plumbing and Drain is open all day, every day. We have plumbers ready to fix any problem, so you don’t have to worry about water damage or other problems.

Call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week to schedule leak detection and other plumbing services!

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