House Water Leak

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Check the toilets for leaks. Drop a few drops of food coloring into the tank. Wait a few minutes. If color shows up in the bowl, the flapper is leaking and needs to be replaced. This can occur even with new toilets and flappers. Sometimes toilets “run”.

Check all faucets to see that they don’t drip.

Check any exposed pipes for leaks.

Common Household Leaks


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Walk around the house and yard to see if there is a very green spot or any wet spots. However, many of the local areas have porous, permeable sand or rock beneath the surface. A leak in your yard may not be evident since the water from the leak may seep down through this layer, rather than collect on the surface.

Check your sprinkler system. Broken heads only leak when the system is operating. Usually a broken head does not add very many gallons to the water usage, unless the sprinkler system is on. A broken pipe on the other hand, can leak when the system is on or off and will add many more gallons to the usage.

Check your meter. The best place to detect a leak is at the water meter outside. Currently you will find two basic types of water meters, analog and digital.  Click on the icon below for your meter type to see a step by step procedure on how to check your meter.

Analog Meter
Digital Meter

If a leak is indicated but the location of the leak is not evident, or you are unable to find it yourself, call us for an appointment (954) 895-5557.



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