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How to Find a Water Leak in Your House

If water los is undetected, it can definitely add to your water bills. Most often, if we suspect that there is a leak in your plumbing system, the initial reaction would be to trace every pipe in your home.  But what is really the correct way to determine a leak? Find out below;


Method 1 of 6: Hot Water Tanks

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Check the Pressure Relief Valve on the hot water tank. Sometimes these valves are plumbed directly into a drain and may be leaking without your knowledge. If you can’t remove the drain pipe to check for a leak listen for a hissing sound, it may be leaking.


Method 2 of 6: Toilets

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Check the toilet for leaks by removing the top off the tank and listening very closely. If you hear any hissing at all, try to locate where it is coming from. If you locate the area where the leak is coming from, assess it and determine if you can fix it. If you can’t, then call a plumber.

  • If nothing is noticeable, add some food coloring and put a couple of drops in the tank (not the bowl). Wait several minutes and if you have coloring in the bowl, you have a leak in the flapper at the bottom of the tank that is allowing water to seep through. At this point you can assess if you want to do the …


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