Water leaks can damage your home. And it is expensive to repair water damage. If you can find hidden water leaks early, you can save more money and even avoid a potential disaster. However, it is not easy for most people to detect a hidden water leak.
Here is how to find the hidden water leak:
1. Monitor Your Water Bill
If your water bill keeps rising every month, but your water use does not change, there might be a hidden water leak. Therefore, compare your recent water bills with your previous water bills. If there is a steady increase in your water bill, call a plumber to check for water leaks in your plumbing system.
2. Check Your Water Meter
You will need to turn off all the water inside and outside your home, including your faucets and dishwasher and washing machine. Then, check if your meter changes. It can take some hours for the meter to change. If your meter changes, you may have a hidden water leak.
3. Check Your Water Usage
How much water do you spend every month? If there are four people in your family and spend over 12,000 gallons of water each month, you may have a hidden water leak. If you think you have a hidden water leakage, you can monitor your water usage.
4. Check Your Exterior Usage
Attach your garden hose to the outside spigots. If your hose is running and water seeps through the connections, change the rubber hose gasket and make sure the connections are very tight. If you have an irrigation system, you can hire a professional to check it regularly and repair it.
5. Use Food Colouring
You definitely use more water in your toilet. Therefore, put some food colouring in your toilet tank and wait for around 10 minutes. If water flows into the toilet bowl, then there is a small leak. The leak allows water to flow into the toilet bowl, even if you have not flushed it.
If you have found a hidden water leak and do not know how to proceed, contact Aus Star Leak Detection. Or if you are looking for a reliable plumber to help you detect and fix a hidden water leak in Perth, contact Aus Star.