Orlando & Atlanta Water Leaks; Fun Games For Kids Stuck At Home

With the Coronavirus having us all staying at home, it is a great time to check for water leaks. It's just a 10 min check list from the EPA, they even have fun games for the kids and they are very educational! 

Start by Gathering Clues

Orlando & Atlanta Water Leaks; Fun Games For Kids Stuck At Home - Water Leak Detection Blog - Orlando, Florida | Leak Doctor - 1(27)The easiest place to start is with your utility bill. The average family of four uses approximately 12,000 gallons of water a month or 3,000 gallons per person.  If your bill is higher than it should, you probably have a water leak. Also, look for spikes in your bill. Learn more about your utility bill at the EPA website.

Check Your Water Meter

Make sure all the water is off inside and outside your home and check your water meter. It should not be registering.  Ensure all the water stays off for about two hours and check back with the meter, if reads something different, you probably have a water leak.

Put Your Toilet to the Test

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.

A few other clues include moisture or mold on walls or ceilings, a musty odor, the sound of running water when appliances are turned off, warm areas on the floor, cracked tiles, blistering paint, and peeling wallpaper.

How Much Water Do We Really Use?

According to research by the American Water Works Association, we use 16.8% in the shower, 15.7% by faucets, 21.7% washing cloths, 26.7% toilets, 13.7% in water leaks, and 5.3% other.

Be Proactive 

An alarm system for your plumbing system is an affordable way to take advantage of the most innovative technology. A leak sensing system detecting any water loss and protect you and your family from harmful mold. 

This same technology also works for commercial properties, where water intrusion can go unnoticed for an extended amount of time. And the water and repair costs can quickly add up. 

If you suspect your home or business has a water leak, contact the Leak Doctor.

 

How Much Damage Can A Small Plumbing Leak Cause?

You may suspect a water leak, but you may think it’s just a small leak, how much damage could it cause? You may not even know where it is located, so how would you even go about repairing it?  The last thing you want is to hire someone...

Central Florida Water & Plumbing Leak Detection

Water and plumbing leaks in Central Florida are more than just a disruption or inconvenience. They can also create serious issues for your property and health problems for your family.  The longer a water leak is allowed to go unnoticed, the...

Does Your Orlando Area Home Have a Slab Leak?

Leaky pipes are much more than a nuisance, they can be dangerous. Unfortunately, not all plumbing leaks are the same. Some are easy to see and repair, while others can go weeks and even months without anyone noticing.  Slab leaks...

Have a Water or Plumbing Leak, Now What?

If you could prevent a plumbing leak in your home or business, would you do it? We protect our family and property with alarms and locks, but did you know water damage is the highest claim with insurance companies.  That’s because,...
Page: 12345678910 - All

The Leak Doctor can find your leak and fix it fast!
Call us today at (407) 426-9995 or (678) 251-7487 or use our quick and easy contact form to schedule your inspection. We service Orlando, The Villages, Tampa, Daytona Beach, Winter Park and the surrounding Central Florida area, in addition to the greater Atlanta, Georgia area.