A water leak in your home could end up being very costly. Many people may have a leak and not even realize it. Have you noticed a rise in cost on your water bill? You may have a leak. If you think you may possibly have a leak in your home, it is best to act on it right away. A leak on your line can be very costly. Yet, even a very small leak can be found through trying a few simple techniques and can save you from a nasty surprise from your local utility company.
Here’s a few steps for checking for a leak:
- First make sure everything in your house that uses water is turned off.
- Locate your water meter. It could be in your basement, in a crawlspace under the home or in a meter pit in your yard.
- Locate the leak indicator on the meter.
- Check to see if the leak indicator dial is moving. If it is moving, you probably have a leak.
- If you can, shut off the valve beside the meter. If the leak indicator dial stops moving and start moving again once you turn it back on, then you have a leak.
- Now that you have found out you have a leak you have two options, try to locate the leak yourself and fix it or call a plumber. A plumber has the expertise to locate the leak quickly and fix it correctly.
Being handy around the house doesn’t have to be difficult. Common types of leaks found in the home are worn toilet flappers, dripping faucets, and other leaking valves. These types of leaks are often easily correctable, requiring only a few tools and hardware that can pay for themselves in water savings.
For more information about residential, commercial, and industrial plumbing services call Gold Star Plumbing in Anaheim, CA at 714-624-2546 or visit www.gsplumbingservice.com.
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