Ways To Find Hidden Water Leaks

Considering how harmful a water leak could be to your property, you must know that early detection could save you lots of money and prevent you from dealing with a disaster. At JCN Plumbing, we are leaders in the water leak detection services in Miami Dade and Broward, but it is our responsibility to educate our customers, for them to be able to detect some signs that there is a water leak:

Check Your Water Meter

Water meter showing leak detector, leak display, and leak flow

This is probably one of the best ways to tell if you have a leak in some part of your plumbing is to check the water meter. In order for this test to work, you'll first have to turn off all the water in your home. Shut off all faucets, and make sure the dishwasher and washing machine are not running. Watch the meter and see if it begins to change. If it keeps moving, you could be dealing with a fast-moving leak. If the meter doesn't change immediately, wait two hours and check it again. Remember that all piping after the meter is a homeowner’s responsibility.

Look at Your Usage

Pie chart showing water usage per home appliance

If a family of four is using more than 12,000 gallons of water per month, there’s probably have a serious leak problem somewhere in your plumbing system. If this is your case, you should act fast and get professional help right away, to help you locate the water leak. If you live in Miami Dade or Broward, you should call JCN Plumbing. We are licensed, Insured, and certified by the Miami Dade Water and Sewer Department.

Monitor your Bill

Cartoon water droplet holding calculator beside printed water bill

If your bill is rising consistently but your water use habits haven't changed, there is a huge chance that a leak is going on somewhere. Grab the past water bills and compare them to see if there’s a steady increase. Your water bill should remain within the same range month to month. Remember that some of your pipes may be underground. It’s best to have a professional plumber make a thorough check of all the pipes.

Grab Some Food Coloring

Green and red food coloring in two glasses

To test for leaks coming from the toilets, add a few drops of food coloring to your toilet tank and wait 10 minutes. If the color shows up in your bowl, then you have a leak allowing water to flow from the tank to your drain without ever flushing the bowl.

Check Exterior Usage

Yellow sprinkler with water spirting out

Check your outside spigots by attaching a garden hose; if water seeps through the connection while the hose is running, replace the rubber hose gasket and check to see all connections are tight. A system with even a small leak could be wasting 6,300 gallons of water per month.

If after completing all the necessary tests, you are convinced that there might be a water leak somewhere in your house, then go ahead and contact a professional. At JCN Plumbing we are always ready to help our customers, and we count on the best and most advanced technology to perform water leak detections. Contact us at (305) 770-6860. We will send one of our experts to take a closer look at the issue to provide you with a Free Estimate for the water leak detection service. Once we complete the service, if there is a water leak found, we will prepare a Free Estimate with the proposed repairs.

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