Do you have Water and Sewer Leaks?
Sometimes seeing you water bills sky rocket can be confusing and frustrating. Many homeowners are unaware that the main source of water waste is caused from leaks in pipes, plumbing fixtures and fittings. Research has shown that the average home can lose 2,000 to 20,000 gallons of water per year due to pipe leaks. If these are not repaired, they can cause major damage to your home. As soon as you notice a leak in your home, it is critical that you repair it immediately. Call American Plumbing and Rooter for water and sewer leak repairs!
Most Common Leaks
Some of the most common water leaks can occur around:
Although, some can be more obvious, such as dripping faucets and leaking water heaters. Unfortunately, many leaks go undetected for years because plumbing leaks are hidden underground, behind walls or beneath floors.
If you are faced with hidden plumbing leaks, there is an easy way to determine if you have a leak. Here are a few simple steps:
- Shut off all water appliances.
- Check your water meter and record the number.
- Wait at least 3 hours. (Remember not to use any water in your home during this time.)
- Check the water meter again. If the number has increased, you’ve got water leaking somewhere in your home.
Once you are aware that you have a leak, you may not know exactly where the leak is. If you want to try to locate the leak, there are a few common areas you can check. Such as:
- Rubber flapper valves in your toilets
- Under your kitchen and bathroom sinks
- Water heater
- Washing machine hoses
- Irrigation systems
If you suspect a leak, but don’t know where is coming from, American Plumbing and Rooter. Our plumbers are skilled in water leak detection and repairs. We help homeowners with water and sewer leak repairs. If you experience flooding due to a leak, we also provide full-service plumbing repair.