How To Locate A Plumbing Leak & Repair It

Homes and businesses in Central Florida can save a significant amount of money by just repairing water leaks. Just because these water leaks don’t interrupt the day to day life, doesn’t mean they aren’t there. 

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

At around 6 percent of water use, leaks can be the greatest source of water waste within a facility. Leaks and continuously running water may not always be visible, but they can add up quickly and become a major cost in water and energy bills.

How To Locate A Plumbing Leak & Repair It - Water Leak Detection Blog - Orlando, Florida | Leak Doctor - 2(3)Most plumbing fixtures and water-using equipment have physical components including valves, flappers, and gaskets that can break down over time. Broken parts may not always stop the water from flowing, but they can reduce efficiency or cause leaks. Equipment malfunctions can cause water to run continuously instead of shutting off. Often these kinds of “leaks” go undetected for long periods because they are not causing any damage or disruption to daily operations.

Other types of leaks may seem insignificant, but can cause damage inside walls, under floors, and outdoors for a long time before they are discovered. All leaks add up fast, so water use needs to be periodically verified at the end use to make sure the fixture is still performing correctly. Get a handle on your facility’s water use to identify and fix leaks before they become a big problem.

Be proactive, don’t wait until your water usage spikes and your utility bill is outrageous. Be alert to any

What can a home or business owner do to conserve water?

The first thing a home or business owner can do is to inspect all exposed plumbing pipes.  This includes under the sink, toilets, water heater, and outside water hoses.

The second, look for any signs of a water leak. This includes, the sound of running water when all the water using appliances are turned off, and checking for any moisture under the sink. Test the toilet by placing food color in the tank, if after a few minutes the water in the toilet bowl chances color, it indicates a leak. Also, check the water meter, it should not be registering when all the water in the home is off, and look for warm flooring, or peeling paint.

The third, if you suspect a water leak in your home or business but are not able to find it, contact a professional leak detection service. In the end it will save you time and money!

Call the Leak Doctor at 407-426-9995

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