Easy Way To Find A Water/Plumbing Leak

You would be surprised where water leaks are learning in so many Central Florida homes. Some of these leaks only need a quick fix, tighten a loose connection or a replace a worn flapper. Others need the assistance from a professional, such as a pinhole leak in the water supply line. 

Instead of trying to pinpoint the location on your own, breaking into walls and floors, contact the Leak Doctor. We provide fast and non-invasive leak detection and repair services for residential properties. Our experienced technicians use advanced technology to quickly identify the source of your leak. As a licensed plumbing company, we have the training, skills, and tools needed to repair your leak on the spot.

The EPA Checklist for Chasing Down Water Leaks

In the kitchen 

Easy Way To Find A Water/Plumbing Leak - Water Leak Detection Blog - Orlando, Florida | Leak Doctor - 2(2)Faucet: Listen for drips and tighten aerators or replace fixtures if necessary.

Sprayer: Check to make sure water is spraying smoothly and clean openings as needed.

Under the sink: Check for pooling water under pipes and rust around joints and edges.

Appliances: Check for pooling water underneath dishwashers and refrigerators with ice makers, which could indicate a supply line leak.

In the bathroom 

Toilets: Listen for running water and conduct the food coloring test described on the first page.

Faucets: Listen for drips and turn on the tap to check for water going the wrong direction.

Showerheads: Turn on and look for drips or stray sprays that can be stopped with tape.

In the tub: Turn on the tub, then divert the water to the shower and see if there’s still a lot of water coming from the tub spout; that could mean the tub spout diverter needs replacing.

Under the sink: Check for pooling water under pipes and rust around joints and edges.

In the Laundry and Utility room 

Under the sink: Check for pooling water under pipe connections.

Clothes washer: Check for pooling water, which could indicate a supply line leak.

Water heater: Check beneath the tank for pooling water, rust, or other signs of leakage.

Outside 

At the spigot: Ensure tight connections with the hose and see if the hose washer needs replacing.

In-ground irrigation system: Check for broken sprinklers or nozzles spraying in the wrong direction.

Throughout the house

Check for signs of moisture or mold on your walls, ceilings, or floors. This could indicate that a pipe is wreaking havoc behind the scenes and requires the attention of a professional.

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