In last week’s blog we talked about how you can find hidden water leaks in your home. By monitoring the water bill and watching the water meter are just a few ways to a leak. Here are a few other ways you can be proactive against water leaks and save money!
Check for patches of greener grass
Walk around your yard and look for patches of greener grass or suspicious puddles or wet areas. “Everyone wants a lush lawn, but if an area in your yard is much greener (and grows faster) than the rest of the grass, it could indicate the spot where a buried water line is leaking. If the leak is profuse, you might even see some puddles on the surface of the ground,” Bob Villa
Dye test for the toilet
Place a couple of drops of food coloring into the tank of the toilet, check back in 10 minutes. If the food color has seeped into the bowl, it can indicate a leak. It may just take replacing a flapper to save thousands of gallons of water.
Stay alert to leaking clues.
Look for any loose tile in the bathroom, peeling paint, or blistering wallpaper, these are all signs of a water leak.
Other indications of a water leak include, discolored water, slow draining pipes, the sound of water running when the appliances and faucets are off, a musty or mildew smell, low water pressure, wet flooring, spots on the walls or ceiling, sewage backing up, high water bills, and wet areas in the yard.
Not all plumbing leaks are out in the open
Most of them happen behind the scenes, behind walls and under flooring. Just a pinhole size leak behind the bathroom cabinet, or in the irrigation system can waste thousands of gallons of water and by the time you notice the leak an enormous amount of damage is already done.
Save Money By Being Proactive
Water leaks can start as just a trickle, but progress quickly, the easiest and most cost-effective way of solving the problem is to call a professional Leak Detector. The Leak Doctor is here to help you with all your water leak issues.
The Leak Doctor offers advanced technology, including frequency sensitive computers, specialized listening equipment, ground probes and other state-of-the-art electronic devices to find water leaks. We have cost-effective ways to find the source of your leak and quickly fix it.