plumbing leak

How to Spot Hidden Plumbing Leaks

Leaks are one of the most common plumbing problems homeowners run into. Leaks can become quite the nuisance for your household, as they can bring about water and potential mold damage, surprising water bills, and an overall inefficient plumbing system.

It's essential to be proactive and find leaks before they find you. We've all experienced the irritating repetitive drip that comes with a leaky faucet or fixture. Those droplets of water add up; they can spike your monthly water consumption and wreck your peace and quality of life in the meantime! Catching even the most minor leaks before they fully develop can help prevent headaches such as these and keep your plumbing running like clockwork.

Inspect Appliances and Fixtures

First things first, check your water-using appliances and plumbing fixtures regularly! With both, water is constantly flowing through their mechanics, leaving room for potential leaks. Keep an eye on your appliances and plumbing fixtures so you'll be able to track down a possible leak before it causes further damage.

No homeowner wishes to walk into their laundry room to be met with a flooded mess. Stay proactive and make it a point to thoroughly inspect your fixtures and appliances at least once a month.

Test the Toilet

One of the most common places to find a leak is your toilet. Good news: it's pretty simple to perform a DIY test to track down a potential toilet leak. First, open the tank's lid and add a few drops of food coloring. Do not flush! Wait an hour or two before checking the toilet bowl's water. If the color has spread to the bowl, you have a leak.

Monitor Water Bills

Make sure to review your water bill each month to gain an understanding of your household's average water costs. It's essential to be aware of your home's typical water consumption so you can catch leaks that reflect in small spikes on your water bill.

Professional Plumbing Solutions in Wisconsin

Southport Home Services is proud to offer state-of-the-art technology and innovative plumbing solutions to our valued customers! We understand the importance of efficient homes and offer a variety of plumbing, HVAC, and indoor air quality services to serve your needs. Call us today at (262) 383-4040 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a service appointment.

Categories